[Telepathy] Webcam resolution limits

Olivier Crête olivier.crete at collabora.co.uk
Fri May 7 07:20:23 PDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-07 at 10:01 +0200, Guillaume Desmottes wrote:
> Le vendredi 07 mai 2010 à 00:12 -0500, Reşat SABIQ a écrit :
> > Hi again,
> > 
> > I haven't seen anything regarding this in FAQ. But i've come across 
> > reports that
> > A. high resolution webcams would lead to high-resolution video streams, 
> > and that webcam's (max) resolution can't be customized/reduced.
> > 
> > Is statement A. true? If so, i guess it means that it's best to buy a 
> > webcam that would be expected to perform well at expected bandwidth.
> > 
> > P.S. Is resolution tweaking support being planned in short, medium or 
> > long term, and are there any operational dates in this regard?
> Yes, there is a bug opened about that
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=607478
> I also think that there are some plans to automatically adjust the
> framerate depending on the available bandwidth. The Farsight guys should
> be able to tell you more about that.

Currently empathy forces the resolution to be 320x240, but I do plan to
do dynamic bitrate/framerate/resolution scaling in the not so distant

Olivier Crête
olivier.crete at collabora.co.uk
Collabora Ltd
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