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Demo details

This demo is an example of how you can use the Video Room plugin to implement a simple videoconferencing application. In particular, this demo page allows you to have up to 6 active participants at the same time: more participants joining the room will be instead just passive users. No mixing is involved: all media are just relayed in a publisher/subscriber approach. This means that the plugin acts as a SFU (Selective Forwarding Unit) rather than an MCU (Multipoint Control Unit).

If you're interested in testing how simulcasting can be used within the context of a videoconferencing application, just pass the ?simulcast=true query string to the url of this page and reload it. If you're using a browser that does support simulcasting (Chrome or Firefox) and the room is configured to use VP8, you'll send multiple qualities of the video you're capturing. Notice that simulcasting will only occur if the browser thinks there is enough bandwidth, so you'll have to play with the Bandwidth selector to increase it. New buttons to play with the feature will automatically appear for viewers when receiving any simulcasted stream. Notice that no simulcast support is needed for watching, only for publishing.

To use the demo, just insert a username to join the default room that is configured. This will add you to the list of participants, and allow you to automatically send your audio/video frames and receive the other participants' feeds. The other participants will appear in separate panels, whose title will be the names they chose when registering at the demo.

Press the Start button above to launch the demo.


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