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Mastering FreeSWITCH

By : Russell Treleaven, Seven Du, Darren Schreiber, Ken Rice, Mike Jerris, Kalyani Kulkarni, Florent Krieg, Charles Bujold
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Book Image

Mastering FreeSWITCH

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By: Russell Treleaven, Seven Du, Darren Schreiber, Ken Rice, Mike Jerris, Kalyani Kulkarni, Florent Krieg, Charles Bujold

Overview of this book

FreeSWITCH is one of the best tools around if you’re looking for a modern method of managing communication protocols through a range of different media. From real-time browser communication with the WebRTC API to implementing VoIP (voice over internet protocol), with FreeSWITCH you’re in full control of your projects. This book shows you how to unlock its full potential – more than just a tutorial, it’s packed with plenty of tips and tricks to make it work for you. Written by members of the team who actually helped build FreeSWITCH, it will guide you through some of the newest features of version 1.6 including video transcoding and conferencing. Find out how FreeSWITCH interacts with other tools and APIs, learn how to tackle common (and not so common) challenges ranging from high availability to IVR development and programming advanced PBXs. Great communication functionality begins with FreeSWITCH – find out how and get your project up and running today.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Mastering FreeSWITCH
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
WebRTC and Mod_Verto

Video conference

"There's only two ways of doing things. The right way and FreeSWITCH's way. And they're both the same." (adapted quote, John Turturro, Mac, 1992)

In a breakthrough at ClueCon 2015 in Chicago Illinois, FreeSWITCH's creator Anthony Minessale II announced support for video transcoding, mixing, manipulation, and Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) functionality.

FreeSWITCH now has the most advanced and mature video conferencing features:

  • Multiple video codecs support and transcoding

  • Multiple video layouts

  • Screen splits

  • Picture in picture

  • Screen sharing

  • Video superimposing (captions, logos, and so on)

  • Video mixing

  • Video effects and real-time manipulation

Video conference configuration

Video conferences in FreeSWITCH are just normal conferences with "something more".

They're defined and invoked exactly the same way as an audio-only conference as far as conference.conf.xml and dialplan. Actually, an audio-only conference is a video conference where no participants happen to request or send a video...