[asterisk-dev] chan_bridge concept

Tony Mountifield tony at softins.clara.co.uk
Thu Aug 16 10:50:06 CDT 2007

In article <46C468BA.9030404 at digium.com>, Joshua Colp <jcolp at digium.com> wrote:
> I've been working on the bridging API rather heavily over the past week 
> or so. It can currently handle bridging two channels together and 
> multi-channel bridges fine and dandy, as is demonstrated by the 
> BridgeTest and ConfBridge applications. Presently multichannel bridging 
> utilizes zaptel pseudo channels but a software based mixer is in the 
> works that will require no zaptel timing source. To the user it will be 
> seamless, they won't even notice whether they are using zaptel or softmix.
> I'm presently working on the feature side of things so you will probably 
> see commits in regards to that shortly.
> If there are any specific questions you have about the bridging API feel 
> free to ask or I can give a general overview for general list consumption.

A general overview would be great, but I have one specific question:

You said multichannel bridging uses zaptel pseudo channels. If the call
is from a real Zap channel, does it bridge it directly, like Meetme does,
without using a pseudo?

Tony Mountifield
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