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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:17:13 GMT
Just as a point of interest, I just completed a test meeting using
OpenMeetings across three sites using the demo server.

I was suitably impressed by the project. It has a few annoying
limitations, but as an online meeting tool it is very good. to the
extent that I will almost certainly be installing a copy on our own
servers. I would be very happy to see it coming into the incubator and
would be willing to be a mentor, assuming the legal issues are not
blockers.

Ross

2009/11/3 Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedotov@gmail.com>:
> Noel,
> Regarding Theora codec, I have checked the page [1]. Currently, there
> are no products which successfully use the codec for video
> communication. Video-phone encodes and decodes the stream in
> real-time, adopts the quality with regard to network conditions (e.g.
> lost packet rate) and tries to minimize subjective effects of network
> errors - the list of requirements is broader than for media players
> Theora is mostly used. The work [2] says suggests using hardware
> implementations for Theora codec because, otherwise "a computational
> performance too high to be implemented in the camera by the universal
> processor".
>
> So at least it requires some time and testing before I can say that
> Theora-based solution is feasible. Another ecosystem change, like
> embedding video-codecs in browsers, may resolve our need in a
> different way.
>
> [1] http://www.vorbis.com/software/
> [2] http://www3.elphel.com/linuxtag/talks_2005/paper-11081
>
> 2009/11/3 Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com>:
>> Alexei Fedotov wrote:
>>
>>> I see two long-term possibilities for synergy.
>>> 1. BlueSky can integrate browser pannel in their client to handle a
>>> whiteboard. In this case the code for whiteboard can be re-used in
>>> both projects.
>>
>>> 2. They promise to get rid from mplayer and ffmpeg dependencies. If
>>> they get a working streaming video-client under APL, this would help
>>> us to remove the most imporant dependency from Flash.
>>
>> They are proposing to move to Theora/Vorbis, which is under a suitable
>> license: http://www.vorbis.com/faq/#slic.  Would that be suitable for your
>> needs?
>>
>>> we [also] get more people on Apache who share the same task.
>>
>> Agreed.
>>
>>        --- Noel
>>
>>
>>
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>
>
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> With best regards / с наилучшими пожеланиями,
> Alexei Fedotov / Алексей Федотов,
> http://www.telecom-express.ru/
> http://harmony.apache.org/
> http://www.expressaas.com/
> http://openmeetings.googlecode.com/
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Ross Gardler

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