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.
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.
DEMO OS for Video Conferences over the web with the Raspberry Pi!
A ready-to-use image for Raspberry Pi 3 allowing a Rpi with camera, microphone, screen and speakers attached to it to entirely host or participate to video conferences over the web is available. Check this section for more informations.