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PMIP and video-conferencing
You may have to plan a video-conference with other PMIP members (your working group, etc…). This page should help you do that!
Unfortunately, several things can go wrong (with you webcam settings…), so you should experiment with the available tools and hope things work OK…
Using the RENATER Rendez-vous site
Note: RENATER is the internet network provider for French research institutes
At least one of the participants must have a CNRS password
Use the sesame/janus
web site to get or change your password
All the participants should have one of the following browsers installed: chrome
, chromium or opera
Participants wanting to use video and/or voice should have a working webcam and/or mike
It is usually easy to find where to adjust the sound level of your speakers/headphones (you should have some global output sound mixer somewhere), but it may be harder to adjust the microphone input level. It's best if you know where these settings are before the conference
Do not forget to use the chrome browser (or chromium, or opera) for the following steps, since they may not be your default browser!
Let the other participants know about the URL
(and optional password) they should use to join the meeting. You can of course agree on a meeting name, URL
and password before the meeting actually take place. If your name is specific enough, there is a good chance that nobody else will be using it when you need it
Click on the Settings icon (hammer and wrench), type your name, and select your language
It is a good idea to click on the Open / close chat icon at the bottom right of the conference window to open the chat window
The first time you will click on the Share screen icon, Rendez-vous will ask if it can install the desktop streamer chrome extension
After the meeting (especially if you are not the last person leaving the meeting), do not forget to exit the rendez-vous web page, and possibly chrome, to make sure that the camera is not showing your office any longer! Well, it's your privacy…
If things go wrong