[TriLUG] iChat to GnomeMeeting (or simialer)
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Thu Jan 29 15:20:40 EST 2004
Well that does sound good for the windows world, but not sure how
helpful that will be for the Linux world. AOL tends to be several
versions behind on there IM client for Linux vs windows or mac. So much
so that it almost feels like you have to use GAIM if you want a
reasonable IM connection over AOL IM. But who knows maybe the GAIM
developers can figure out how to add A/V support to GAIM to work with
gnomemeeting or something.
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 14:46, Ian Meyer wrote:
> I missed the start of the thread with some email trouble but...
> The new AIM betas for Windows halfway work with iChat. They show up in
> iChat user's buddy lists with the phone greyed out.
> I think I remember someone in the know saying that now that AOL has
> permission to do A/V in AIM (they were previously banned from doing
> such by the FCC), its going to work with the existing iChat users as
> On Jan 29, 2004, at 9:50 AM, David A. Cafaro wrote:
> > Thanks for the reply, I'd actually gotten some of that info which was
> > very encouraging (Seems Mr Jobs doesn't want Mac people talking to
> > anyone else non-mac). But I did finally find something last night that
> > may work out:
> > This Xmeeting is supposed to be working now (beta):
> > http://xmeeting.sourceforge.net/
> > And here is mention of the fact that GnomeMeeting has been at least
> > partially ported to Mac OSx (found on fink):
> > http://www.eqinfo.ucsd.edu/~atul/research/videoconf/videoconf.html
> > Will take a little playing but I think one of these may work out.
> > Cheers,
> > David
> > On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 19:40, Bill Vinson wrote:
> >> David,
> >> The video conferencing portion of uses SIP for signaling, H.263 for
> >> video, and PureVoice QCELP (Quicktime Audio Codec) for sound.
> >> GnomeMeeting uses H.323 (same as Microsoft's NetMeeting).
> >> Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to interact. Based on my
> >> limited understanding of this, H.323 has historically had problems or
> >> difficulties with NAT. I believe iChat shares some features in common
> >> with VOIP (SIP is what I am thinking of here) and is designed to work
> >> even if NAT is used. This is why I think Apple may have gone a
> >> different route. I could be wrong on some (or all) of this, but I
> >> think that is the situation...
> >> Sorry I couldn't be of more help,
> >> Bill
> >> On Jan 28, 2004, at 10:43 AM, David A. Cafaro wrote:
> >>> I have a friend on a Mac with an iSight camera and iChat, I'm on a
> >>> Linux
> >>> computer with a webcam, mic and GnomeMeeting. Anyone ever heard of
> >>> or
> >>> tried to get the two to talk and work together. Any clues would be
> >>> appreciated. I'm doing the google search, but no strong leads yet.
> >>> Thanks.
> >>> -David
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