Voice and Video GSoC Project

Phil Hannent phil at hannent.co.uk
Tue May 27 04:58:12 EDT 2008

Maiku wrote:
> For testers to note: in order to participate in a media session it's
> required to have:
>  * gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad (not sure which version, but it needs to
> include the gstrtpbin plugin)
>  * gstreamer0.10-plugins-farsight >= 0.12.6
> in addition to the extra compiling requirements of:
>  * farsight2-0.10 == 0.02 (aka libgstfarsight0.10-dev)
>  * gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10 (aka gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-dev)
> Also, note that until Farsight 2's ICE transmitter (libnice) is
> completed, NAT traversal won't work very well. So, if you're behind a
> firewall, you will probably only be able to start sessions within your
> local network.
This is great, it explains (in a technical way) why video and voice in pidgin 
has not been done yet.  I am very keen to see how the distributions will package 
this and how they will handle the dependencies with most not default enabling 
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad due to the question of patents.

Phil Hannent

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