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.


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.