[VOIP] [HELP] Need help deciding what would be better for video calling, SIP or XMPP? (4)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-03 21:37 ID:3cnwCqJE

I need to be able to video chat with a couple of co-workers over long distances and sometime between other countries. Constantly moving around Wifi networks in Universitys, Librarys, office buildings.
I use Linux, the others use OSX. I read an article all about how to ditch Skype and use the SIP protocol with a program called Jitsi. I've checked Jitsi out and it's pretty cool and works on OSX. It used to be known as the "SIP Communicator" and that was the main point behind it's creation. But it also works with XMPP.

Now after research, it seems that both SIP and XMPP can be used for video calling too, but the calls are connected in different ways and that has different impications. In SIP, two clients connect to a central server to preform a handshake and tell each other where they are, then the clients connect directly to each other for the call. With XMPP, the sever is never taken out of the loop, and is used as a middleman and the video streams are routed through it.

But what I read about both protocols does not tell me what one is better than the other for my situation. All I know is that there is some deal with SIP where it can't connect under certain network configureations. And since we're always on new wifi networks we'll never know or be able to change their confugureations.

So knowing all that, what protocol would be better for us? We don't need, like, HI-DEFF BLU RAY QUALITY VIDEO, just enough so we can see each others faces and have audro clear enough to understand each other and have the protocol be good enough to reliably connect when we need it to.

So, what do you think?

2 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-04 06:38 ID:I4xqGCB6

Try them and find out!

Google Talk works fine for me, as does Skype. Do what works for you; if you eliminate all that does not work, you're left with a matter of personal taste.

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-04 08:37 ID:Ib9ACD1r

Yeah, try everything and find out for yourself, just like anything else in life.

This is my first time on this board, cool banner!

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-10-04 14:08 ID:3cnwCqJE

We have tried Google Talk and Google Hangouts, calls would not ever connect in either.
Skype used to work fine in Linux. But recently it only seems to work in certain distros.

The entire point of me making this thread was so that we would not have to go about to go about making an account on one network, download a client, test it, and then if it doesnt work, repeat the whole process over again.
This thread is so that we don't to do that.

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