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Customizing SMF => Bridges and Integrations => Topic started by: kaysharpe on April 24, 2018, 10:32:28 AM

Title: Zoom.us integration for live video chat?
Post by: kaysharpe on April 24, 2018, 10:32:28 AM
I use zoom.us for webinars and group chat meetings. I'm looking for a way to integrate that with SMF somehow. Is that even possible?

To be clear, I'm looking for a way to incorporate LIVE video chat into my forum. I do not need a way to incorporate pre-recorded videos.

Failing that, is there a similarly-featured replacement for Zoom that WOULD work?

Thanks for helping me out!
Title: Re: Zoom.us integration for live video chat?
Post by: vbgamer45 on April 24, 2018, 10:36:06 AM
I do not know of any prebuilt system. SMF does have api's and if zoom.us has apis it might be possible tie them together.
Title: Re: Zoom.us integration for live video chat?
Post by: Kindred on April 24, 2018, 10:38:11 AM
unlikely to ever happen, even if possible...

I'm not sure it is even possible - if so, it would have to be a kludge of API -- because zoom appears to be a hosted service.
Title: Re: Zoom.us integration for live video chat?
Post by: kaysharpe on April 24, 2018, 12:42:52 PM
unlikely to ever happen, even if possible...

I'm not sure it is even possible - if so, it would have to be a kludge of API -- because zoom appears to be a hosted service.

Yes, Zoom is a hosted service. I don't know of anything that's similar that is self-hosted (if you do I'd love to know!)

I don't know a lot about API's. I sort of have a vague notion of how all of that works (and I have a notion that much of my notion is probably wrong and I'm not afraid to admit that!)
Title: Re: Zoom.us integration for live video chat?
Post by: Kindred on April 24, 2018, 02:05:52 PM
you'd have to hire a programmer...   I'd guess this would cost somewhere in the realm of 500-1000 to develop...
(and no, I am not a programmer and could not do it)

incidentally, this one looks fairly interesting
http://mconf.org/
Title: Re: Zoom.us integration for live video chat?
Post by: kaysharpe on April 24, 2018, 03:50:32 PM
you'd have to hire a programmer...   I'd guess this would cost somewhere in the realm of 500-1000 to develop...
(and no, I am not a programmer and could not do it)

incidentally, this one looks fairly interesting
http://mconf.org/

Yeah, I wish that was in the budget right now. Maybe someday!

I'll check it out ... thanks so much!