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Old 03-23-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
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Video conferencing server


Hi there,

I'm currently looking for a video conferencing server to use in our company.

The background is that we have several sites around the country and it would be great if we could have a weekly conference call. Using this over phones is both boring and costly so the idea was to do it over webcam instead.

I know that it's no problem using things like NetMeeting but I would like to host it on Linux and keep it inside the companys network.

Does anyone know of a video conferencing server software that can be used? It would be great if it was compatible with Netmeeting etc.

TIA, Mike
 
Old 03-24-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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GnomeMeeting is the linux equivilant of NetMeeting, and it is compatable with it. I don't know about the server-side though, as both NetMeeting and GnomeMeeting are primarily client-client applications. It can handle multiple calls however, so I assume conferencing could be done with it.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 12:45 AM   #3
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I also just found links on the GnomeMeeting site to other open video software - check out http://www.gnomemeeting.org/index.php?rub=6
 
Old 03-24-2005, 01:13 AM   #4
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If you have a good network, you can run two Video Lan Clients. One captures your conference and sends it to a server or to a distant party. The other is for you to view the other conference. Video Lan Client works with Mac, Windows, and Linux. Video and audio takes a consider amounts of bandwidth. A 5 megabit per second upload bandwidth is needed to get a decent video and audio quality.

I do not suggest using a web cam because it gives crappy video quality. I suggest a PCI video capture card and a camcorder.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:16 AM   #5
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Cheers for your replies! It looks like MCU from openh323.org could be exactly what I'm looking for.

// Mike
 
Old 03-21-2006, 04:11 PM   #6
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hi, have u ever made it?! does it work well?
thx
 
Old 02-23-2010, 07:22 PM   #7
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TokBox - Free Video Conferencing

I've recently drug across this forum looking for a solution as well. I stumbled upon TokBox:
http://www.vertigion.com/TokBox

Hope this helps ...
 
Old 02-02-2011, 04:33 AM   #8
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Im quite sure Lifesize does this
 
  


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