Jabber Video (Movi) requirements

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Jabbervideo Requirements

1. Internet connection

Off Campus

Users who are on an ADSL2 broadband connection will normally not have to make any changes to Jabber Video for use off campus. However those on lower connection speeds may have to adjust the Max outgoing bandwidth in the Jabber Video preferences/setting to achieve the best result. See the table below for recommended settings.

NBN

If you are connected to the National Broadband Network, you can maximize both the bandwidth settings in the Jabber Video preferences/settings.

  

BROADBAND

Set Jabber Video outgoing bandwidth to

ADSL1(Plan speed 1500/256)*

128kbps

ADSL1(Plan speed up to 8Mb/384)*

256kbps

ADSL2+

512-768kbps

*) The distance from the exchange (i.e. the physical length of the wire between your location and the telephone exchange), the quality of the phone line, cabling and equipment, determine the ultimate speed of your connection.

  

WIRELESS

Due to the inherent complexity and many unknown quantities of wireless broadband, we are at this stage unable to make any recommendations. We would be very interested in hearing from those of you who are successful in achieving acceptable Jabber Video connections off campus using wireless.

  

On campus or returning to campus (LAN/wireless)

In the Network tab of the Jabber Video preferences/settings set

  • Max incoming bandwidth to Default

  • Max outgoing bandwidth to Default

2. Equipment

Cameras

See Cisco for cameras tested with Jabber Video.You can change cameras in the video input settings from the devices tab of the preferences/settings in the Jabber Video application.

Speakers

Depending on your personal preferences and requirements you can use a headset, internal or external speakers. You can change the audio output settings in the devices tab of the preferences/settings in the Jabber Video application.

Microphones

Many of the Webcams are fitted with microphones as well but good quality external microphones can easily be added if required. Today’s laptops generally come with built-in cameras, speakers and microphones which means they are ready for Jabber Video. You can change the audio input settings from the devices tab of the preferences/settings in the Jabber Video application.

3. Other preferences

There are three general optional settings you may want to consider:

  • Start Jabber Video automatically on login (to computer)

  • Sign in automatically (to Jabber Video)

  • Start selfview after signing in (to Jabber Video)

Tick/untick the checkboxes as appropriate.