[asterisk-dev] chan_bridge concept

Joshua Colp jcolp at digium.com
Thu Aug 16 11:41:20 CDT 2007

Tony Mountifield wrote:
> 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:

I'll send out an email later today with a general overview then.

> 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?

Not yet but it would certainly be possible to do it.

Joshua Colp
Software Developer
Digium, Inc. - "The Genuine Asterisk Experience" (TM)

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