Homer 0.25 RC 2

Homer was designed as an easy-to-use, multi platform video conferencing application.

The software supports an unlimited amount of simultaneous live video / audio chats. Movies and audio files can be presented during any chat session.

Homer 0.25 RC 2

Homer was designed as an easy-to-use, multi platform video conferencing application.

The software supports an unlimited amount of simultaneous live video / audio chats. Movies and audio files can be presented during any chat session.

With the help of this program it is also possible to remotely observe a desktop screen. No server infrastructure is needed. The software supports low quality voice and picture transmission, as well as bandwidth consuming high quality transmissions.

Features:

General

Runs under Linux, Windows and Mac OSX
SIP based video conferencing: compatible to SIP-based softphones/devices
Works without central SIP server but supports SIP servers as well
Playback/streaming/capturing of video/audio data from files and devices
Qt-based GUI with same look & feel for three operating systems
Locally stored contact lists in XML format

Network

SIP based session management
IPv4 and IPv6 support
UDP, TCP and UDP-Lite based video and audio streaming
Configurable stream relay and preview to interoperate with other streaming tools
Flexible port assignment for multiple participants behind a NAT box

Audio

Streaming in formats: MP3, G.711 a-law, G.711 TA-law, PCM16 and AMR
Capture local audio via ALSA, OSS or Windows-Multimedia-System (MMSYS)
Playback/streaming of local audio files in the formats: AVI, MKA, MKV, MP3, VOB, WAV
Recording of incoming audio streams in the formats: MP3, WAV

Video

Streaming in formats: H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.264, MJPEG (without RTP) and MPEG4
Capture local video via Video4Linux2(V4L2) or Video-For-Windows (VFW)
Playback/Streaming of local video files in the formats: AVI, ASF, DV, MKV, MOV, MPEG, MP4, MP4A, SWF, VOB, WMV
Recording of local desktop or only desktop segments, e.g. for screencasts
Streaming of local desktop or only desktop segments
Video resolutions from 128*96 to 1920*1080 pixels depending on the used video source supported
Recording of incoming video stream in the formats: AVI, ASF, DV, MOV, SWF, WMV
Snapshots of incoming video streams in the formats: BMP, JPG, PGM, PNG, PPM, XBM, XPM
Release notes: New Release
Changes:
TE Added: support for player-only usage, user can deactivate conference functions and close all network ports
TE Added: filter URLs in instant messages and present them as clickable links
TE Added: adjustable destination port for SIP server access
TE Added: several usability improvements
TE Added: automatic resampling of received audio streams, improved interoperability with other software
TE Added: support for RFC2190 based RTP packetizing of H.263 encoded video streams

Bugs fixed:
TE Bug-fix: crash when pausing playback of local video/audio file
TE Bug-fix: crash when resetting media streaming
TE Bug-fix: crash when user cancels configuration dialog for selecting new audio file for acoustic notification
TE Bug-fix: several problems of SIP server support, authentication problem # Bug-fix: audio quality problems when using G.722 adpcm or G.711 a-law/TA-law
[ Homer full changelog ]

   



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