Project SPACECAM

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This is the project page for webcams in HacDC.

Current Proposals

  • Option 1

Linux platform + usb a/v + room projector (1024x768) + polycom soundstation. Chrome + Google Hangouts + Google Voice + Youtube + VNC + Webcamstudio for a/v (PIP, desktop as video source, etc). -- either two linux machines for two instances of Presenter@hacdc in Hangouts, or one and another Linux VM (for the projector) but both using Webcamstudio and VNC.

  • Option 2

Linux platform + usb a/v + room projector (1024x768) + polycom soundstation. Jitsi WebRTC Videobridge (meet.jit.si service) + Chrome + Ustream + VNC + Webcamstudio for a/v (PIP, desktop as video source, etc). -- either two linux machines for two instances of Presenter@hacdc in Jitsi, or one and another Linux VM (for the projector) but both using Webcamstudio and VNC.

Tested Platforms

Google Hangouts

Good

  • Crossplatform
  • Public Youtube stream (20 sec delay)
  • Dial-in number?

Bad

  • CPU intensive

Jitsi

Good

  • Crossplatform (Chrome)

Bad

  • BW intensive (peered connections, no mixing)

Web RTC

Good

  • Crossplatform (Chrome)
  • Less CPU intensive

Bad

  • No chat or screenshare
  • BW intensive (peered connections, no mixing)


All platforms tested with dual core 1.8ghz and 2-3 users, on HacDC clear wireless and Verizon 4g LTE

Posting Links

people who host the hangout for events should post the link to the hangout as many places as they see fit just so long as it isn't a public hangout (as in don't share to +Public) on g+ the random trolls will have sufficient delay finding the link so it shouldn't be an issue. for the member meetings i would suggest we consistently post a link in 3 places (we can potentially automate this):

  • the meeting minutes
  • irc
  • the members list

if we have an on the air view only stream we should also post that link to blabber as our meetings are intended to be public.

Relevant member dlist topics