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Windows Media video chatting tool

, 20 Feb 2004
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Videochat app using Windows Media technology.

Sample screenshot

Video chat using Winsock and Windows media

This software allows one to setup a server and engage in video chatting using Windows media technology. It makes use of capability within "Windows Media Format" SDK to capture audio/video, compress it and deliver it to a client via the "Windows Media Encoder". Windows Media itself is better suited for content distribution, not live video chat. Included within the software is a simple text chat client which coordinates text chat between members in a certain chat room. Below is a list of the core classes and a brief description.

Within the client app, which is the CPianChat app is:

class CEncoderImpl

The above class is the utility class, used to manipulate the encoder interface.

  static IWMEncoder* pEncoder;//encoder interface
  
  void CreateEnc();           //initializes the encoder interface
  void StartEncoder();        //starts the encoder
  void StopEncoding();        //stops encoder
  void Setport();             //set port that other's should connect to.

This class encapsulates the Windows Media Player control.

 class CMediaPlayer2

void Open(LPCTSTR bstrFileName);
//opens a connect to some chatter at "bstrFileName"

To set up the chat server, you'll need a static address for others to connect to. dns2go has what you need. Download the app, select a server name and publish the address (of course, how you accomplish that is your problem Smile | :) ) for others to use.

You also need to include the path of the WMSDK include folder to the VC++ 6.0 directory list. Install the Windows Media Encoder. Register the Windows Media Player control (it used to be called wmp.ocx).

With all of the above done, you're ready to video chat. Smile | :)

Pump up your app, go to Tools and start the encoder. Find a room or create one. There's a lot of room for improvement and feature additions. Questions are welcome. Jobs too Smile | :) .

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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionFailed3 error PinmemberPeter Eugene Coleman14-Feb-13 5:07 
I tried again to get the program to run. This time on both XP and Windows 7. I get the same problem on both. When it gets to the line hr = MediaSourceCol->Add(L"SG_1", &VidAudGroup); it just stops with a Failed3 message. I have read the inputs from other people and they may have gotten further than I did. Can anyone make a suggestion? The reason I wish to pursue this is that this looks like it would be a very useful program. Peadar
GeneralMy vote of 4 PinmemberMahdi Nejadsahebi15-Sep-12 0:05 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberPeter Eugene Coleman7-Jul-12 2:46 
GeneralMedia Player Controller can't display Pinmemberjieqiuming8-May-10 0:12 
General[My vote of 1] ha ha. Pinmemberjosmoi29-Apr-09 22:34 
Questionhow to start with wmp Pinmemberhariprasada24-Sep-08 20:22 
Generaladd video chat to my website Pinmemberbigphil3-Mar-08 7:39 
Generaldont run in windowsXP Pinmemberhanlwang28-Dec-05 22:30 
QuestionCan anyone capture a image? Pinmemberamir mortazavi10-Jun-05 5:49 
GeneralMedia player control can't play wmv and wma files!!!! Pinmembermahila15-Feb-05 20:39 
GeneralProblem running on Your sample over internet Pinmembervinkal chudgar10-Jan-05 19:48 
GeneralAbout "Failed3" problem Pinmemberdlbasin7-May-04 22:26 
GeneralRe: About "Failed3" problem Pinmembermystro_AKA_kokie8-May-04 18:47 
GeneralRe: About "Failed3" problem Pinmemberiamahorse24-Jul-04 5:59 
GeneralRe: About "Failed3" problem Pinmemberead mahmoud28-Oct-04 3:04 
GeneralMemory Problem PinsussAnonymous22-Apr-04 21:34 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem (varProfile.vt) Pinmemberaiagent3-Sep-05 18:06 
GeneralMemory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmemberkarenwong3-Mar-04 4:44 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmembermystro_AKA_kokie3-Mar-04 12:47 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmemberkarenwong3-Mar-04 14:55 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmemberkarenwong3-Mar-04 16:46 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmembermystro_AKA_kokie3-Mar-04 17:03 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmemberkarenwong3-Mar-04 17:44 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmembermystro_AKA_kokie4-Mar-04 10:58 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmemberkarenwong8-Mar-04 0:06 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmembermystro_AKA_kokie8-Mar-04 4:30 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem... NEED HELP Pinmemberl201l12-Oct-06 17:34 
GeneralMemory Problem PinsussAnonymous3-Mar-04 4:42 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem Pinmembermaohbao24-Mar-04 4:12 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem PinsussAnonymous22-Apr-04 21:32 
GeneralRe: Memory Problem Pinsussrobby7226-Jun-05 1:00 
QuestionI have some proplem? Pinmemberhaicnt637929-Feb-04 22:08 
QuestionHave anyone solve the "Failed3" problem? Pinmemberkon197913-Jan-04 4:43 
AnswerRe: Have anyone solve the "Failed3" problem? PinmemberHansRossavik2-Mar-04 0:26 
AnswerRe: Have anyone solve the "Failed3" problem? PinsussAnonymous30-Jun-05 23:07 
Generalsuggest some info about vedio chat added to chat client/server Pinsusssuseela21-Dec-03 18:37 
GeneralRe: suggest some info about vedio chat added to chat client/server PinsussAnonymous23-Dec-03 7:21 
GeneralI get a "Windows media encoder not installed" Pinmembertsung-yu9-Dec-03 15:56 
GeneralRe: I get a "Windows media encoder not installed" Pinmemberzeta_theking12-Dec-03 9:06 
GeneralI get Failed3 when starting PinmemberSergiu3-Oct-03 20:50 
GeneralRe: I get Failed3 when starting PinmemberJaras7910-Dec-03 12:11 
GeneralRe: I get Failed3 when starting Pinmemberzeta_theking12-Dec-03 9:04 
Questionwmencvu.h missing..??? PinmemberDeniz_at_Work1-Oct-03 16:43 
AnswerRe: wmencvu.h missing..??? PinmemberSergiu3-Oct-03 20:51 
Generalhelp !the media has about fifteen seconds delay PinsussAnonymous17-Aug-03 20:36 
Generalcould not find wmenvcu.h PinmemberZZPaul6-Aug-03 21:26 
GeneralRe: could not find wmenvcu.h Pinmembermystro_AKA_kokie7-Aug-03 13:32 
GeneralRe: could not find wmenvcu.h PinmemberZZPaul8-Aug-03 15:55 
GeneralRe: could not find wmenvcu.h Pinmembersaarfu4-Jul-08 2:56 
GeneralRe: could not find wmenvcu.h PinmemberZZPaul8-Aug-03 19:46 

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