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How to compile Openmeetings: an audio and video conferensing program for Linux (Part I)

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Openmeetings home page: http://openmeetings.apache.org/

Openmeetings is an audio and video conferensing program for Linux which provides a free alternative for similar software provided by Adobe and others. Openmeetings home page says that: “Openmeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.”

In this entry we will do the following steps to get the essential Openmeetings parts:

1  Compile Yasm modular assembler  from git. Yasm is needed by X264
2. Compile x264 from git.X264 is an advanced encoding library for creating H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) video streams.
3. Compile VP8 from git. VP8 is a video codec.

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