Video conferencing

By the help of Homer, one is able to contact other participants via the conference protocol SIP both in the local and global network. Homer is able to work peer-to-peer (Homer acts as client and server) as well as in client/server mode (Homer acts as a client and communicates with a SIP server). During such sessions with other participants, chats as well as audio and video can be exchanged. Homer enables to hear and see the other participant, simultaneously. This is also valid for the opposite direction. Moreover, local audio and video data (files) can be transmitted in real-time to another participant. This function can be used, e.g., for broadcasting movies or the local desktop picture. Each participant can send - depending on the software settings - comments and questions to all or single participants. of such a conference. For this kind of conferences an unlimited amount of participants is possible - a server is not needed. For contacting each other one must know solely either the current IP address or the DNS name of each desired participant. Additionally to this central mode, Homer also supports the often used central mode based on a SIP server (pbx box). Independent from the selected mode, Homer can exchange messages as well as audio and video data with each participant.
Figure: a live chat with a conference participant (remote video & audio are deactivated)
Figure: context menu for an entry in the contact list
Figure: contact details
Figure: settings for video broadcast
Figure: settings for audio broadcast