VideoChat is working now - hooray! - Now how about multi-user audio chat?

rihoward1 at gmail.com rihoward1 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 12 14:15:01 EDT 2008


There are a number of people that are interested in audio chat.   
Currently there are a group of people that use TeamSpeak on the XO  
but it is closed source and the client has severe stuttering problems  
with 8.2-767. (it is not the firmware because if you boot into  
alternate image 656 it works fine.  There was a trac ticket for audio  
stuttering but can't remember the id).
Now a light weight audio chat activity that could be shared among  
multiple users would be useful.
A few use cases:
A.) school intercom system. ( This how use of TeamSpeak came about in  
the G1G1 sector as an experiment to see if XO could be used as a  
school intercom ).
B.) communication for the blind
C.) inexpensive conference call system
Could this be a lighter weight subset of the Video chat system  
developed as audio chat?

my 2 cents worth,

/Robert H.

On Oct 12, 2008, at 1:11 AM, Pia Waugh wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We now have Videochat v9 which works. This is a great thing that  
> will help
> children connect, and in particular help with remote support for  
> children.
> It could assist with eHealth, remote education, speech therapy and any
> number of useful functions.
>
> Anyway, it also needs more hacking, so anyone interested in helping  
> should
> have a play and get involved. Currently it only does basic video
> conferencing between 2 laptops but the vision (as it states on the  
> webpage)
> is for whiteboard functionality and more.
>
> Anyway, thought there would probably be a few of you for whom this  
> would be
> useful :)
>
> Download and information:
>
>   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Video_Chat
>
> Cheers,
> Pia
>
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