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Merging two video streams to show one live stream

  Date: Feb 18    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 538
  

I have two friends, each with a business, that I moved to Ubuntu
because they had sooooo many problems with Windows. Well, its amazing
what things people will come up with and I... welll... am clueless :D

So they do conferences (video) with their clients but now, they are
wanting to do live conferences with groups - so one to many - but,
they are in two locations. One of them purchased some software and
tried to run it on windows through vb but, that was a total mess. That
software, run on either end, takes a video stream, puts one person on
the left, the other on the right and then lets a group see them both.
I dont even know what Im looking for when it comes to linux software
like that.

Anyone heard of anything like this, or doing this, or the ability to do this?

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8 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Feb 18    

They could do this with Google+ Hangout

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Feb 18    

I can see possibility with this but also issues - like everyone has to be
on google.
Im checking this out today

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Feb 18    

But this cant merge two live streams into one.

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Feb 18    

Why is it important to merge the streams?

 
Answer #5    Answered On: Feb 18    

Its like this: You and I are giving a talk to say 100 people.
We are usually in the same room working together but now
we are in different states and thus, still want this to workout
like it would be if we were side by side.

They dont have to be 'merged' but they do want to appear
as if they are side by side, so they can play off each other
and continue their work.

 
Answer #6    Answered On: Feb 18    

I don't know if you have the budget for a Tricaster, but it is probably the
best solution. It's a TV studio in a box. The base model, perhaps
refurbished on ebay, should come in at well under $1,000.

 
Answer #7    Answered On: Feb 18    

I was hoping not to go external to their OS's but, I'll check this out.

 
Answer #8    Answered On: Feb 18    

Whatever you us has to be compatible at both ends of the connection
and doing some digging there are plenty of ones that use browsers but
tend to be one-to-one and not what you are looking for.

Would help if we knew the name of the Windows Only software that was
tried out on Ubuntu.

 
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