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Original author(s)Collabora
Initial release2006; 15 years ago (2006)
Stable release[1] / 10 March 2016; 5 years ago (2016-03-10)
Written inC GLib
Typetelecommunication technology
LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License

Farstream (previously known as Farsight) is an audio/video conferencing framework based on GStreamer. The project provides audio/video conferencing for as many instant messengers as possible through a modular design. Telepathy and Farsight constitute the first implementation of the Jingle XMPP protocol.

The software is open-source, being distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and is intended to run on POSIX-compliant operating systems, including Linux but also Windows and Mac OS X. It is being used for audio/video conferencing on the Nokia 770,[2] N800,[3] N810 and N900. It is also the VoIP framework used by Meego.

Farsight is under development in the Farsight 2 series. The maintainer is Olivier Crête.

Examples of applications using Farstream:


  1. ^ "Farstream repository". 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  2. ^ "Multimedia communication? – you need Telepathy!". 2006-09-19. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  3. ^ "First look: Skype for the Nokia N800 Internet Tablet". 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  4. ^ "GSoC2008: Voice and Video Support". Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  5. ^ "Voice and Video". Retrieved 2008-09-19.

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