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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Screen as a camera source for ekiga

Dear lazyweb.

I know I can record the screen to make a screencast (e.g. see istanbul). However, what I would really like, is a way to make the screen my camera source in Ekiga. See, sometimes I want to call my collaborators and share my screen with them, so we can both see what I'm talking about.

I know this is technically fairly easy to achieve. Has anyone done this? And if not, why not? :) It seems like this would be a killer feature, since then you could share your screen with anyone who has a SIP- or H232- capable video client, without the need for vnc and similar trickery.

3 comments:

Jef Spaleta said...

If you figure this out, please let me know.

Being able to do this would be very very interesting distance learning application.

-jef spaleta

Anonymous said...

Try something like DimDim.

Anonymous said...

The code for DimDim is a bit of a mess at the moment, however someone with a lot of time on their hands could probably pull the bits of the code that capture the screen and then convert it to video out. I believe that DimDim currently converts it to Flash video so you'd have to figure out how to convert it to some other format.