[Noisebridge-discuss] Streaming Noisebridge meetings [help needed]

Romy Snowyla romy at snowyla.com
Fri Feb 7 01:15:00 UTC 2014


Thanks Jeffrey. Just in case tell anyone to not install the google chrome plugin and use your method instead.

 I wasted five to the minutes deactivating the unwelcome and invasive notifications... Sure it's free but there's no real opt in process!

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 6, 2014, at 5:05 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden <jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Huh? You installed it as an extension? You don't need to do that.
> 
> Simply go to Google+ and choose "Hangouts" from the menu. You can begin a "Hangouts on Air" that will allow you to livestream and save to YouTube. No extensions necessary for you or your viewers.
> 
> Jeffrey
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Romy Ilano <romy at snowyla.com> wrote:
>> Well FYI I installed Google Hangouts on my Google Chrome browser... and it's extremely intrusive! 
>> 
>> The Google Hangouts app instantly (without me setting permissions) stuck itself into my general menu bar, launches itself whenever I start my Chrome browser, and interrupts my day with messages from people... I don't remember opting in.
>> 
>> Luckily it's easy to turn these settings off.  I wouldn't have minded them if I had remembered consciously opting in, but I don't remember doing that. 
>> 
>> I enjoy using the service enough with my friend so I will not unsintall it.
>> 
>> I can imagine how angry people would be with me if I required them to install this service into their own browsers, especially if they are open-source people.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> =============================
>> 
>> Romy Ilano
>> romy at snowyla.com
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> .. [snip Naomi's great points]
>>> 
>>> And to be honest, one of the big failings from the open source crowd
>>> was to create a video streaming/collaboration solution that was easy
>>> to use an multi-platform. There were LInux only solutions for the
>>> longest time based on open standards / codecs, but (a) they were
>>> always fiddly to setup, (b) they didn't bother hacking on NAT
>>> (because, and I remember this bullshit clearly, there were pro "ipv6
>>> is everywhere, fuck NAT" discussions circa 2001..) and (c) they didn't
>>> bother with Windows or the emerging Mac platforms.
>>> 
>>> So, I highly encourage porting / implementing replacement
>>> collaborative video chat services. Chrome has a perfectly good plugin
>>> infrastructure for writing this stuff and now browsers support video,
>>> audio and webcam data themselves. Yet I've still not seen any sane,
>>> open source, easy to use, multi platform solution. They tend to be
>>> built as part of a startup and get bought out .. :-)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -a
>> 
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