Video telephoy/live streaming


now that I found that skype for Linux doesn't support video, is there a good solution ?

Ekiga ?

Or FFserver on both ends ? Is ffplay able to ffserver streams ? (the docs mention only windows media player)

Or vlc ? Is it mature ? Reliable ? Buildable without major problems ?

Or nmm ? Is it actually supposed to be used for this ?

And, both clients are behind a firewall with NAT.

So, any good hints ?



Recently came accross this, I thought you might find it interesting:

By version4 at Tue, 08/15/2006 - 00:14

OpenWengo v2 (beta 3 has just been released) supports video calls. It's a fully open SIP client, does voice and chat too, voice conference, web presence, all that stuff. Still under heavy developement so maybe not quite ready yet. Does call-out to landlines via a French telco who sponsor teh project, but a promised future feature is the ability to choose an SIP-compliant call-out service. - open source client project - commercial call-out site


By odysseus at Tue, 08/15/2006 - 01:42

Gnome Meeting (or whatever the new indistinguishable, unintuitive name of that thing is) sported some video feeds on the screenshots.

By suslikreal at Tue, 08/15/2006 - 02:29

I would definitely suggest OpenWengo. Not only is its libraries and GUI Free & Open Source and licensed under the GPL on all platforms, but the GUI is based on Qt. In fact, they sponsored a CodeCamp competition for improving Qt Designer and Qt widget integration in web browsers (See the DOT article).

Also, OpenWengo has full developer and commercial from France's leading VoIP provider.

By vladc at Tue, 08/15/2006 - 02:50