[sip-comm-dev] Some interoperability tests whith sip-communicator


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Hi,

to use sip-communicator in a production like environment I conducted some tests with my private Asterisk:
- Echo
- Conference
- direct connection
both from my office and from a remote location. The aim is to find out if/when/how I can give the program to the folks I communicate with:

I.
I established a call on my LAN: eee PC 901 (First Generation Atom, kind of not really optimized hardware-but OK) <--> Asterisk SIP <--> Acer Travelmate 5720. Both machines connected to the same WLAN hub - just below.

I noticed that audio latency went through the roof when I activated Video. It took about 5..6 seconds for the voice to travel from the eee to the acer.

IIa.
The cause is clearly at the eee's side:
- An echo test with only voice stays in sync. Even after 5 minutes the latency is < ca. 500 milliseconds - which is ok
- Turning the camera on changes the pictures: audio latency is increasing rapidly from 1..2 sec to >10 sec. Video latency stays in acceptable ranges.

IIb.
The same test with the Travelmate:
- Even after 7 min echo test both picture and voice in sync (<500millisec)

I can hardly imagine that the eee lacks power to run sip-communicator.

Then I did some interoperability testing to see wheter I can use sip-communicator in a mixed environment:

III.
Linphone 3.2 (eee) <--> Asterisk <---> Sip Communicator (TravelMate):
- Audio delay OK, the video from eee is delayed a bit (1..2 sec) - I could live with it.
- Calling works both ways. When calling to Linphone, recieving video on sip-communicator does not start until the camera is activated in sip-communicator. (seems to be an issue with Linphone - does either two way video or nothing)

As my partners and I use mainly Linphone now - it is a good result.

IV.
Empathy (eee) SIP <--> Asterisk <---> Sip Communicator (TravelMate):
- Strange behaviour: Calling sip-communicator->empathy works fine for voice and video on both sides. The other way around there is no video in sip-communicator (while in empathy there is)
- It seems that the video runs for a couple of seconds and then crashes for some reason. I can see some shadows on sip-communicator which move and then freeze - no clear image.
- Latency is ok

Please see asterisk debug log of this call attached.

V. General observations:
- Recieving a video call from Linphone or Empathy - obviously QCIF results in a smaller call window with some controls covered with each other (I have to maximize the window to be able to hangup or activate video)
- As of today I have a mirror view of myself when calling with sip-communicator - obviously a new feature with version 3072 which I cannot deactivate. I haven't had it before.
- Pausing the video in full view pauses the remote video instead of the local one. So beware, before doing anything "private" - big sister is watching - even when you have your video deactivated. Put a base cap over the cam :slight_smile:
- I would like to have a way to adjust video size as a smaller sized but clear video looks better than a big one with artefacts or even smithereens.
- Sound sometimes drops out for fractions of seconds (Java performance??)
- What do you consider minimum hardware requirements (processor, memory, bandwith) for video.
- Sip-communicator is cool and I look forward to use it with XMPP/NICE beiing able to route RTPs directly and not using my Asterisk :slight_smile: Let's tell it to the world that there will be an universal Jingle/SIP client for all communication needs that, unlike Empathy works on Windows too (and seems to be even portable - either Webstart or out of an USB)
- I plan to make a self configuring Webstart version for folks calling me.
- Give me a notice please on how I can help. I cannot dedicate much time but I'll try. Testing and spreading the word would be fine.

Carry on with your great work
Greetings from Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Hamburg, Colombia - where ever I might go/or call.

Conrad

PS: Specs of the machines involved:

eee:

Architecture: i686
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit
CPU(s): 2
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 1
CPU socket(s): 1
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
Model: 28
Stepping: 2
CPU MHz: 800.000
L1d cache: 24K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 512K
beccon@becconeee:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller (rev b0)

Ubuntu Karmic Koala

java -version
java version "1.6.0_22"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_22-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 17.1-b03, mixed mode, sharing)

TravelMate
lscpu
Architecture: i686
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
CPU(s): 2
Thread(s) per core: 1
Core(s) per socket: 2
CPU socket(s): 1
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
Model: 15
Stepping: 13
CPU MHz: 1801.000
Virtualization: VT-x
L1d cache: 32K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 2048K
beccon@becconmobil:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
0f:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0f:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0f:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
0f:06.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat
java -version
java version "1.6.0_20"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.9.1) (6b20-1.9.1-1ubuntu3)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 17.0-b16, mixed mode, sharing)

I failed completely with this one:
(chatting works - multimedia no)
lscpu
Architecture: i686
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
CPU(s): 2
Thread(s) per core: 1
Core(s) per socket: 2
CPU socket(s): 1
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
Model: 15
Stepping: 13
CPU MHz: 1801.000
Virtualization: VT-x
L1d cache: 32K
L1i cache: 32K
L2 cache: 2048K
beccon@becconmobil:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
0f:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0f:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
0f:06.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

Ubuntu Karmic

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