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Original author(s) Collabora
Initial release 2006; 11 years ago (2006)
Stable release[1] / 10 March 2016; 15 months ago (2016-03-10)
Written in C GLib
Platform Cross-platform
Type telecommunication technology
License GNU Lesser General Public License
Website www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Farstream

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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