Video chat using Winsock and Windows media
This software allows one to setup a server and engage in video chatting using Windows media technology. It makes use of capability within "Windows Media Format" SDK to capture audio/video, compress it and deliver it to a client via the "Windows Media Encoder". Windows Media itself is better suited for content distribution, not live video chat. Included within the software is a simple text chat client which coordinates text chat between members in a certain chat room. Below is a list of the core classes and a brief description.
Within the client app, which is the CPianChat app is:
The above class is the utility class, used to manipulate the encoder interface.
static IWMEncoder* pEncoder;
This class encapsulates the Windows Media Player control.
void Open(LPCTSTR bstrFileName);
To set up the chat server, you'll need a static address for others to connect to. dns2go has what you need. Download the app, select a server name and publish the address (of course, how you accomplish that is your problem :)) for others to use.
You also need to include the path of the WMSDK include folder to the VC++ 6.0 directory list. Install the Windows Media Encoder. Register the Windows Media Player control (it used to be called wmp.ocx).
With all of the above done, you're ready to video chat. :)
Pump up your app, go to Tools and start the encoder. Find a room or create one. There's a lot of room for improvement and feature additions. Questions are welcome. Jobs too :).