[asterisk-users] Does Asterisk 1.8. Supports Video Calls

Joshua Colp jcolp at digium.com
Mon Sep 1 08:14:41 CDT 2014

Khalid Touati wrote:
> Hi Guys,

Kia ora,

> Do you know of any asterisk community version that does video codec
> trans-coding or in other words supports video? I have and I see
> h263.c format files but can't see that codec in make menuselect. it
> might be just a license issue (if h263 has to have license), but not
> sure if community versions offer video calls at all.

Video transcoding is both usually patent encumbered as well as 
computationally expensive. Asterisk supports passing through the video 
untouched, but that's about it.


Joshua Colp
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