Friday, June 03, 2005

Video for Skype

It had to happen. In fact, I am surprised it took so long. Skype users can now download a free plug-in from Dialcom which will enable video comm. using the Skype engine and protocol stack.

The Spontania Video4Skype is free download as of now. It uses 128-bit encryption as security for your video transmission.

Currently, the only short-coming in this plug-in is the lack of conference support. It only permits a one-to-one connection at this point. Check it out.

In fact, Dialcom hopes to make Spontania a set of plugins which in their words - will work with "any communication" solution. Well, they covered Skype first because of its obvious popularity. I foresee - SIP-based solution will be next.


At June 03, 2005 11:25 PM, Blogger Kunal said...

Heard about this a few days ago. Did you try it out yet?

At June 04, 2005 3:36 PM, Blogger Nikhil said...

Hey Kunal.. whats up..? Though I haven't tried it out myself, I have seen it in operation. Its pretty cool - works well - full screen mode too.
One thing I want to do - is a packet capture while the video is on - this I believe, will give me the answer to why it is still one-to-one. I will try and do it soon and post more info about it.

At June 04, 2005 4:22 PM, Blogger Kunal said...

Nice :)
I might give it a try sometime soon too.


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