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Re: Video conferencing



On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 19:55 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 01 February 2007 19:43, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> > On 2/1/07, Anne Wilson <cannewilson tiscali co uk> wrote:
> > > On Thursday 01 February 2007 18:55, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> > > > For those who may not know, SIP is for the audio stream and H.323 is
> > > > for the video stream.
> > >
> > > I'm no expert here, but that doesn't make sense to me.  GnomeMeeting ran
> > > with H.323 before SIP had been brought into the package.  SIP and H.323
> > > are quite separate protocols, as far as I'm aware.  SIP began to be
> > > important with the advent of VOIP, which was why it had to become part of
> > > ekiga.  As it is, you can use either protocol with ekiga.
> >
> > I am no expert either. I could be very wrong but I was just under the
> > impression that Ekiga still did the video portion with H.323 and did
> > audio with SIP if requested. It is a confusing mish-mash of clients
> > out there and I don't know of any pure SIP client that handles video
> > even if SIP can handle a video stream. There seems to be a reluctance
> > to do everything with SIP. Even Gizmo uses SIP for voice and
> > Jabber/XMPP for text when text can be done with SIP/SIMPLE.
> >
> > Maybe XMPP promises to unify audio/video/text but that has yet to happen.
> 
> Ekiga does audio and video with SIP
Annie, email me with how I can test connect to you. Thanx! Ric

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