We are almost ready to restart the teleXLR8 program with the open source OpenQwaq software. In the pictures I am testing the new open source video codecs with Randal A. Koene, one of the main speakers and organizers of the previous phase. Webcam video works great. For end-to-end testing we have recorded the session and played it back (last picture). We will postpone Suzanne’s opening talk by one or two weeks to make sure everything works well.
The initial release of OpenQwaq was functionally equivalent to Teleplace with the exception of the video subsystem used for webcam videoconferencing, video playback and session recording, because the proprietary video codecs used in Teleplace could not be included as open source. The OpenQwaq development team and 3d Immersive Collaboration Consultants (3dicc) have now integrated the open source video and audio codecs used in the VLC media player, which will be included in a forthcoming release.