Web-4MTM Reference Manual
  Video Conferencing
Contents
Starting Video  Stopping Video  Video Issues

Introduction to Video Conferencing

After entering a  Room and Starting a Conference a presenter can stream video to all conference participants. 

Starting Video

 

To start, click [ Send Video ] in the conference window. This will open a video control window (shown below) for every conference participant. To enlarge the image, double click on it. Note also that the frame rate (f/s) and bandwidth (kb/s) are displayed.

Stopping Video
To stop video, select the [ Quit ] button at the bottom of the video control panel. This will close the video connection. You may also select [ Stop Video ] from the conference control window.

Video Control Panel

Video Issues

Before attempting to run a video conference make sure your camera is operating with the manufacturer's software. Verify that the camera operates outside of Web-4M.

Video can be both bandwidth and CPU intensive. You must insure your computer is compliant with the camera manufacturer's recommendation and your Internet connection has adequate bandwidth. Typically 56kbps modems do not provide sufficient bandwidth for high quality video. Web-4M video provides options for controlling the bandwidth (kbps), picture quality, and frame rate (fps). Controls are available under the options menu (shown below).  By increasing either the frame rate, or the picture quality, the required bandwidth will also be increased.  Due to possible platform incompatibilities, it is recommended that the encoder information be left in its default configuration. By selecting the [ Quit ] button at the bottom of the video control panel, you close the video connection.


 

Video Options Menu

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