[AG-TECH] Release of AGVCR - recording AG sessions

Derek Piper dcpiper at indiana.edu
Wed Nov 9 14:57:03 CST 2005

	Hi all,

	I'm happy to announce that finally I've been given the go-ahead to 
release AGVCR to the community. It was a program I started writing 
around January and it was ready for release in a workable incarnation 
some time in June. However, due to possible 'intellecual property' 
concerns from 'those that deal with those things' at IU, I was unable to 
release it back then. I declined to mention it to the community at large 
until this release so as not to 'tease' people with a product they could 
not get. I won't get into griping about that on this list :> Some of you 
have known about this program earlier since we have had AccessGrid 
meetings that I have recorded. For those parties concerned, we can 
communicate off-list on the best way to get the recordings to you.
	AGVCR is a program to record and play back the RTP/RTCP stream that an 
AccessGrid conference uses. The amount of data it gathers is certainly 
non-trivial, a few hours of recording with a number of participants can 
easily reach a few gigabytes in size. Timing and minimal overhead 
information is embedded in the file for accurate playback.
	The website for the project is here:


	I invite anyone interested to take a look, download and use it to see 
what you think. I welcome feedback, please bear in mind though that it 
is still being actively worked on. A number of changes have been made of 
late, so testing has not been as extensive as it probably should  be, 
but that's another reason to get it out there. The website has  source 
for Linux/Unix and a precompiled binary for Windows. I may add 
pre-compiled binaries for popular Linuxes if there is interest.



Derek Piper - dcpiper at indiana.edu - (812) 856 0111
IRI 323, School of Informatics
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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