[Freedombox-discuss] Video chat on the Freedombox using WebRTC? (Was: public + private http services)
leen at consolejunkie.net
Tue Mar 25 08:21:41 UTC 2014
On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:00:34AM +0100, Leen Besselink wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 09:41:35AM +0100, Leen Besselink wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 09:35:02AM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > > [Timur Mehrvarz 2013-07-15]
> > > > The context of my question is this p2p webrtc chat application:
> > > > https://github.com/mehrvarz/rtcchat /
> > > > http://mehrvarz.github.io/rtcchat This service merely helps two
> > > > browser instances connect with each other (and then continue in pure
> > > > p2p fashion). You can think of this service as something being hosted
> > > > by, say, riseup.net. You can also think of it as something, that is
> > > > running on your home server. In the latter case you could add
> > > > features, that wouldn't make much sense in the former
> > > > configuration. For instance you could make the server ring as if it
> > > > was a telephone. You could then grab your tablet and "answer the
> > > > call". You could also add internal-only services. Say, a service that
> > > > would show you all waiting clients, etc.
> > >
> > > We currently have XMPP chat available on the freedombox, using either
> > > XMPP directly or the jwchat client. Two users registered in Plinth (or
> > > any user if Plinth is used to enable online registration) can talk to
> > > each other via the freedombox. But what would it take to get video chat
> > > working too, using WebRTC to allow anny WebRTC enabled browser to work
> > > out of the box as a client? Can we reuse XMPP, or do we need to provide
> > > SIP services too?
> > >
> > > The Debconf talk about WebRTC available from
> > > <URL:http://penta.debconf.org/dc13_schedule/events/1024.en.html> make it
> > > seem simple, but what would we have to add / implement / configure to
> > > get it working out of the box on the freedombox? Anyone willing to work
> > > on getting this up and running on the freedombox? What is missing in
> > > Debian to get it working out of the box?
> > >
> > Well, that is the advantage and disadvantage of WebRTC, it has no signaling,
> > it's flexible.
> > So you can use XMPP on the server and push information in for examlpe JSON
> > format to the browser or even parse XMPP in the browser.
> > Or not even use any existing protocol like XMPP.
> > It is up to you ! ;-)
> I believe there is a blob of JSON that needs to be send from on browser to other
> and back. Which contains, IP-addresses, Datagram TLS signatures, information about
> capabilities of the agent (is video enabled, what sizes of video stream are supported),
> what relay to use as a fallback if direct connections aren't possible, that sort of stuff.
> How you get that string from one side to the other, is all up to you.
> While I've build anything with it, that is how I understand it.
That should have been: haven't build anything with it.
Here is a free book that explains is:
> > > --
> > > Happy hacking
> > > Petter Reinholdtsen
> > >
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