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VoxImplant Introduces Video Call Recording

December 03, 2015

As we see technology like Voice over IP (VoIP) and WebRTC solutions mature and evolve, more companies are turning to video conferencing as a main source of communication.

The antiquated way of conducting meetings has changed thanks to the advent of video conferencing software. In the past, setting up video conference calls was a major hassle. I know, because I used to try to set them up. It was a process of making sure that everyone had compatible equipment.

The modern solution is to move to software and cloud-based options. Hosted cloud services have eliminated all the hard work of video conferencing. Thanks to interoperable cloud-based video, anyone with an Internet connection and a video camera can attend a conference and transfer documents to the participants.

I’m sure that we are all acquainted with that familiar, “Your call may be monitored for quality assurance” at the beginning of almost every call. The company VoxImplant has been working with real-time communication technologies since 2008, and they are also taking the next step to achieve recording for real-time video calls.

In a recent blog posting, Voxlmplant mentioned that since there are a number of ways which developers can implement video calling using Web/Mobile SDKs or SIP video phones as endpoints, it becomes possible to record the video call since the media stream goes through Voxlmplant media servers.

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By simply specifying certain parameters, your video call can be recorded. According to Voxlmplant, both VP8 (a video compression format owned by Google and created by On2 Technologies) and H.264 (a video coding format that is currently one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression and distribution of video content) are supported.

Since each call can be controlled independently in VoxEngine, it’s possible to record both call parties in a VoxEngine session. The result is two separate video files, which means that two video files will appear. Video files will be stored for a three month period by default. VP8 will be stored in a WebM file format, while H.264 will be stored as an mp4 file.




Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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