Friday, June 25, 2010

Video - Simple videoconferencing demo in Second Life



Simple videoconferencing demo in Second Life (audio in Spanish)

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzGqo_NgwY4

Blip.tv: http://giulioprisco.blip.tv/file/3803400/

We were only two participants in this demo, but this should work with up to 10 users. All three major free personal live streaming services can be used. The user on the left is broadcasting video via Ustream. The user on the right is broadcasting video via Justin.tv, and the middle screen is prepared for Livestream.

The best way to do this is broadcasting video only, and using native Second Life voice to talk. The sync lag between video and audio is 3-4 sec with Ustream and Justin.tv, 2-3 sec with Livestream, but for applications like seminars etc. it does not matter that much. Using the higher quality options available with all three major free personal live streaming services, the video quality is good enough for videoconferencing in Second Life.