As I said previously I would like to be able to play some unencrypted RTP streams into the conference. I have been rummaging around to find the best test tools for this. As far as I can see and this link is quite useful
The RTPTools from columbia university are quite good for streaming and receiving files.
VLC (from whereever) handles actually playing back the video and/or audio and can also stream it ... and
Wireshark will actually record a stream passing the local network in a format that can be used by RTPtools.
That to me sounds quite a useful set of tools. However,
Question. Does anyone on the list have any other tools that they would recommend?
It depends in the end on how many people are using the current implementation. If it is not a lot and they are content with it it would be nice to have a v2 which has a better naming convention.
In the UK I do a lot of campaigning on legal issues (mainly relating to families and secret jailings mainly of grandmothers) and it would be really nice to find a way of setting up a conference with the bridge and then managing to broadcast it to youtube or something like that. I have generally used Xsplit and screen scraping, but that is not really clever. However, the nub of the question is how to interface the bridge to broadcasting services such as Ustream and youtube. I am not in a rush on this and if anyone has any ideas that would be great. The concept of the bridge as effectively a controllable chair of a conference is a really good concept. However, for the moment I want to just get everything to work (thanks to Boris and Damian).
Not really a question, but if anyone has any comments.