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Re^2: Is a Perl Skype-like VoIP connection possible?

by Polyglot (Friar)
on Sep 03, 2021 at 02:19 UTC ( #11136392=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Is a Perl Skype-like VoIP connection possible?
in thread Is a Perl Skype-like VoIP connection possible?

This sounds intriguing. I have VLC, but no idea how to access its API with Perl. Is there something published about this, such as a how-to guide or other documentation for the API?

As you might imagine, video quality is not my first concern. I would even be content at this point with an audio-only connection, though I do think we should have sufficient bandwidth at the server for a couple of video streams. The internet in the LDC (Least Developed Country) is paid by bandwidth usage, so video costs considerably more than audio. I think it's about a dollar per gigabyte of usage--which adds up, especially on the local economy in which the average income is under $100 a month. Internet saturation is not high--with only about 20% of the population estimated to be online.

I've been attempting to install Jitsi but have run into some snags. I have yet to find any solution that will work with the older platforms.

Blessings,

~Polyglot~

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Re^3: Is a Perl Skype-like VoIP connection possible?
by marto (Cardinal) on Sep 03, 2021 at 08:27 UTC

    "I've been attempting to install Jitsi but have run into some snags. I have yet to find any solution that will work with the older platforms."

    I had problems until I started using the nightlies/unstable releases. After that it worked fine. I don't believe Jitsi will be performant on older platforms/hardware. As mentioned previously something with low hardware and bandwidth requirements like mumble sounds like a sensible solution.

Re^3: Is a Perl Skype-like VoIP connection possible?
by AnomalousMonk (Bishop) on Sep 03, 2021 at 02:31 UTC
    I have VLC, but no idea how to access its API with Perl. Is there something published about this ...?

    I have absolutely no experience with the VLC API, but my impression from NERDVANA's post was that the modules mentioned therein were designed to do just that. Good luck with a how-to guide, though.


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