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Mozilla 24 at ENST, a technical summary

Photographs here under Creative Commons license.

The plan

(sorry French readers, this one is better suited to English)

Participate from ENST, Paris, France in Mozilla 24, a multi-site, multi-continent, high-quality video conference operated from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Two simultaneous video streams (one from our conference room to Japan, the other one back) allow interactivity between the speakers in our room and audiences on the other sites.

The room setup

Video from Paris to Japan has been sent using a laptop running FreeBSD 6, with a Firewire card and a 100 Mbps ethernet port. The PC receives the DV video from a professional camera on the Firewire port and reemits it, encapsulated, on the ethernet port. Here’s a picture of the setup:

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The blue cable is the 100 Mbps ethernet cable. The other cable is the firewire cable, plugged on the PCMCIA adapter.

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