>workable videoconferencing for more than 8 people
oh, you mean multicast?
@rysiek @wolf480pl if by "multicast" you mean "IP multicast" I think the preponderance of the evidence is that it's not workable at internet scale. if by "multicast" you mean more generally a system, including, e.g., P2P overlay networks, where you send data and multiple people receive it then it's tautologically correct: that's what videoconferencing does. also, say, IRC
@wolf480pl @rysiek Oh, that sounds reasonable. I don't know if it's true because I haven't tried writing videoconferencing software myself. I feel like there might be other important problems, like security, user interface, and graceful degradation, which may or may not be separable from "multicast" itself.
@wolf480pl @rysiek It might also be that your echo cancelation doesn't consider a long enough time span, or that your CPU can't keep up with decoding 6 or more MPEG-4 streams, or that the UI makes it impossible to figure out who forgot to mute their microphone next to the jackhammer, or that griefers impersonating one another or sending that photo of the guy with the penis down to his knee aren't a problem in practice with only 4 people, etc.
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