Facetime through quartz composer?

kimba23's picture

Hi

Is there a way to route the facetime signal from an iphone/ipad into quartz? maybe via syphon? Any clues would be greatly appreciated Thanks!!!

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cybero's picture
Re: Facetime through quartz composer?

I can find no information on Apple's site that in any way gets close to addressing this issue. Use the facetime URL scheme facetime:// for Facetime calls;even then you'd probably need to have a 'socket' to receive the call. Thus a Plugin would be required IMHO and for a service which even iOS Developers receive no written API. Difficult.

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Facetime through quartz composer?

I send a email to the developer of Airbeam http://appologics.com/airbeam awhile back asking if he could include syphon into his application. No reply however.

A user on the VDMX forums call Cornelius did however get a response http://www.vidvox.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6459 I was using v002 screen capture to grab the screen of the osx FaceTime application but sadly the screen capture plugin doesn't work on 10.7 :(

itsthejayj's picture
Re: Facetime through quartz composer?

I send a email to the developer of Airbeam http://appologics.com/airbeam awhile back asking if he could include syphon into his application. No reply however.

A user on the VDMX forums call Cornelius did however get a response http://www.vidvox.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6459 I was using v002 screen capture to grab the screen of the osx FaceTime application but sadly the screen capture plugin doesn't work on 10.7 :(

dust's picture
Re: Facetime through quartz composer?

in short i would say the answer is no for FaceTime from iOS to a Mac. i say that hesitantly as its probably possible to hijack FaceTime from an airplay mirrored connection between your device and mac like the apple tv does. either way i don't think there is actually a public framework for FaceTime yet.

it is however totally possible to get camera data from iOS to your mac in various ways. the easiest way is by simply loading a stream url in qc's image importer and updating importer.......(see picture)..... either using a program like ipcam on your device or by using av foundation developer examples. all you need in this type of example is a url that can be loaded into the movie or image importers or likewise a url you could load into a qc webkit plugin.

alternatively if you are needing the video phone aspect of FaceTime you could roll your own video phone with sip. pjsip.org is an open source sip project. sip is a bit complicated but it basically wraps up some rtsp streams and supports video so somewhere in the line you could interpret these probably in a qc sip plugin.

i have been using voxeo, tropo, and open voice scripts to do some interesting routings through google voice. i use a google voice account with a sip phone like

sip:1234567890@sip.voice.google.com  
password   =  google voice credentials

then call a voxeo developer account sip number that redirects the call to a receiving sip address. i haven't got as far as making a a sip plugin for qc yet but i have got the google voice plugin done. http://kineme.net/composition/dust/GoogleVoicePlugin

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