Rpi Video Conference DEMO OS, USB webcams working out-of-the-box!

A new release of the Rpi Video Conference DEMO OS is out! Other than the official Raspberry Pi cameras, now also USB webcams are supported out-of-the-box. All you have to do is to attach the webcam to the Raspberry Pi and visit the dedicated Streaming Server  at the default URL http://<your_rpi_address>:8000, from which it is possible to participate or create conferences as usual. Each time you attach or detach the webcam, the server instance is automatically created or destroyed respectively.

RESTful API for UV4L

Although UV4L is already highly configurable for almost any needs, starting from the next releases on it will be gradually supporting a well-defined RESTful API over HTTP/HTTPS to control every functionality of the Streaming Server on-the-fly with finer detail than is currently possible. This should make it extremely easy for any developers to design and implement graphical user interfaces of any type – not only web-based like the built-in interfaces – in any programming language.

Stay tuned!