Long term what I want is to send the audio and video from the Main hall to the reception computer.
I have no tv wires, or equipment, but I do have a great data network and 3 computers.
I have started again from scratch. I have a fresh install on my server machine of Linux Mint17 and Openfire 3.9.3
I have installed Jitsi on another linux machine, created a username ‘main hall’ and I HAVE connected to the server. (the admin webpage on the server shows ‘mainhall’ as ‘online’ This machine will be the one that sends the video and audio signals.
I have installed xabber on my android phone, created a username ‘reception’ and I HAVE connected to the Openfire server. (again, the web admin page twlls me this)
I can send a broadcast from teh server machine to all connected accounts.
I know what i want to do is now a long way away from where I am… but I CAN NOT persuade the two user accounts to talk to each other in IM chat.
The Jitsi account (mainhall) tells me it is awaiting authentication from the other account.
The ‘reception’ account tells me that ‘mainhall’ is offline…
This confuses me a lot…
I know i said earlier that ‘it just stated to work’ when I was using the mac and the 2 android devices… but now I can’t make it work.
Any ideas? I would like to get the two usernames I have created to at least send IM’s to each other… then I can try for the video part later…
I have not set up an email address for the two user accounts… is the server trying to send an acceptance email i wonder?
many thanks to Speedy for asking and to anyone else that can help me.
im still a little confused on what you want to accomplish. If you are looking to monitor video feeds than I would recommend looking into ispyconnect
If you are wanting to use openfire for chatting and video conferencing with other users, than you should try setting up 3.10 (get the nightly build) and install the ofmeet plugin. Also, so that you don’t have to “add” users to rosters, create shared groups, and add your users to the group.
I must agree with speedy, that your way of implementing a new thing is confusing. Like throwing random stuff at it and hoping it will work.
No, it doesn’t have to be Spark. The thing is that different clients do things differently (the GUI part). Some want you to specify full username of a buddy. Like in Pidgin you have to specify user@server when adding a buddy. Spark just assumes you are searching on the server your user is on and adds the server part automatically (though it might be a user on another server, that’s why Pidgin is waiting for a full username). Some clients, like Xabber, provide a hint when adding a contact (grayed out "email@example.com" in the field).