New Backgrounds on your Bistri.com
Your Bistri account has also been upgraded with beautiful backgrounds.
Try “ALT + Arrow Key” or “CTRL + Arrow Key” ;o)
Jerome Calvo and Emmanuel Venisse of Bistri provide a demo of making a video call using Bistri’s WebRTC solution. At the WebRTC Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, Bistri demonstrated how simple it is to use their solution to make video calls across various devices, share information and images, and more.
The Bistri team wish you a very Happy Halloween!
Use the hashtag #HalloweenOnBistri to show the scariest snapshots :)
Congratulations! You’ve just created your Bistri account, and you are happily sharing your Bistri link around you. Your Bistri link can be included in your email signature or it can be a QR code on your business cards, or a link on your LinkedIn profile. Now you are wondering what kind of experience users clicking on your link will get on a mobile device.
You can try it on your Android tablet by entering your Bistri link in the Chrome browser. After entering your nickname, automagically your computer connected on Bistri.com is ringing.
If you are using an iPhone, an iPad, the video calls are not available yet, but you can already chat, send some pictures to the Bistri user.
If the Bistri user clicks on the Video Conferencing Button, the permanent link is sent through the chat to the Mobile user. One click and he lands on the video conference room. If someone share his screen over the video conference, the Mobile user will enjoy it too.
Create and customize your own Bistri “click-to-call” button then add it to any web site in few easy steps!
From now on and if you decide so, anybody can know your presence even before clicking on your Bistri button and then make a video call, start a chat conversation, or send files up to 100Mb each. And all that can happen in one click without the need to register or create and account.
You can customize the size of the button, choose to display or not your online presence on Bistri, and modify the label of the button. This is what it looks like:
and then… wait for the calls :)
It’s that easy!
Always excited in facing new challenges, the Bistri team rearrange the product roadmap in order to run the Orange F4ST contest with something big :
A multi-user HD video conference, between 4 different devices : a smartphone, a tablet, a computer, and a connected TV. The mobile devices use an Orange 4G LTE connection, the computer will be used in an enterprise environnement, and the TV at home, on a very high speed fiber connection.
A single click on a link and you join the conference, like always with Bistri. On the mobile devices, it works in the browser, if you have Chrome Beta for Android, but in the future versions of Android, the WebRTC technology will be available in the default browser. We also have a native app to minimize the usage of the CPU and the battery life.
But… that was not enough !
On the beta version of Chrome, the screen sharing is also available, the other participants can see your screen as they where in front of it. It is magical, nothing to install !
Last but not least, all the screen flows are recorded, even the screen that has been shared, in one single video, that you can send or post anywhere.
In the next months, all these features will be released on the Bistri production platform, to let anyone enjoy them !
This is a big day today, with Google’s release of Chrome 23.
For a few hours now, we are really excited to see in real-time on the Bistri platform a number of users making video calls like never before, without Flash or plugin, and without any developer flag to activate.
- It just works -
We can never thank Google WebRTC team enough !
Google is the first browser that has implemented the new W3C P2P communication standard, from the network protocol to the audio and video codecs.
This is how to make it work.
1 - If you dont have it yet, download Google Chrome
If you have Chrome, check your version by typing “chrome://chrome/" in the address bar,
it must be > 23.0.1271.64.
Now you are ready to test WebRTC
2 - Make a video call with anybody on Bistri, who would like to test WebRTC with you guys.
He will have to setup is computer the same way as you just did.
If you want to try the demo on your own, just open an incognito window :
Use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+N (Windows, Linux and Chrome OS) and ⌘-Shift-N (Mac)
and copy/paste your Bistri Link to be reached in this incognito window. Your Bistri Link is displayed when your click on “Invite” on the right side of the header on Bistri :
3 - When you receive an incoming call, Chrome let you choose the Webcam and the micro you like to use on the top-right of the screen.
As the video call starts, don’t forget to click on "Allow" on the top bar.
At this moment, if you have more than one audio input or camera, you have the opportunity to change the device that Chrome will use. You can also click on “Always allow this site to use this camera and this microphone”. Note that Chrome will never ask you again about this question, but you can change this option later in the settings of Chrome.
If everything is fine on your computer, you will see this desktop notification :
After a few seconds, tada !
You will see the WebRTC logo on the right.
If you have any question about how Chrome access to your Camera and Microphone, this a direct link on the Google Chrome documentation.
If you click on “Video effects”, you will enjoy several HTML5 Live Video Effets :)
You can also enjoy the quality of the HTML5 Full-Screen Mode, and make some snapshots :
Click on “Take snapshot" :
Ready? Make your best smile, 3-2-1
If you like your snapshot, click on “Save" :
Now you can share your snapshot on Facebook, Twitter, or just send the link via email / SMS…
Totally focused on the mobile apps (iOS & Android) development, we’ve found some night-time to add 4 new Video effects on Bistri Web.
Here they are :
Google Chrome > 21 with flag
This howto let you know step-by-step how to make some beautiful screenshot during your video calls.