watching home via Internet

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at
Fri Dec 30 11:01:32 UTC 2011

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 11:18:55AM +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El d?a Friday, December 30, 2011 a las 11:12:35AM +0100, Luigi Rizzo escribi?:
> > 
> > baresip author is Alfred E. Heggestad aeh at
> > you can try contact him.
> Thanks, I see it now too in the start messages...
> > I usually just disable the modules that do not compile,
> > you could try the same for celt (it's unlikely that
> > you need that codec, anyways)
> > 
> I finally got 0.4.0 compiled and installed, with some minor changes (for
> example: it needs ports/audio/portaudio2 and one must adjust the sources
> and mk files to point to this newer header and shared libs); I will
> contact the author with my diffs;
> now it starts up as:
> $ baresip
> baresip v0.4.0 Copyright (C) 2010 - 2011 Alfred E. Heggestad <aeh at>
> aucodec: PCMA 8000Hz 1ch
> aucodec: PCMU 8000Hz 1ch
> ausrc: oss
> auplay: oss
> x264 build 110
> vidcodec: H264
> vidcodec: H263
> vidcodec: MP4V-ES
> vidsrc: avformat
> vidisp: sdl
> medianat: stun
> medianat: turn
> medianat: ice
> Populated 2 audio codecs
> Populated 3 video codecs
> Populated 0 audio filters
> Local IP address: IPv4=em0: IPv6=lo0:::1
> dl: mod: /usr/local/lib/baresip/modules/ (Cannot open
> "/usr/local/lib/baresip/modules/")
> conf: module No such file or directory
> uuid: uuid_load: No such file or directory
> ua: guru at localdomain
> Populated 1 account
> Populated 1 contact
> ua: guru at localdomain: Register: Destination address required
> and no GUI comes up; for sure I'm missing something in the ~/.baresip/*
> files, but don't know what; do you have a working example to connect two
> baresip to each other? maybe we could later see us (not here in my
> company, because of firewall issues, I think); please contact me
> off-list if you have time for such an experiment;

there is no GUI (in a way this is one of the nice features
of baresip), it has a command line interface.

Haven't used the program in a while so this is all from memory,
most of what i remember was from one year ago when i interacted
with the author regarding freebsd compatibility and the x11-grabber

i think hitting 'h' on the screen gives you the list of
commands, and something like 'dial sip/user at ip-address' should connect
to the remote party.

you can configure the audio/video sources from the config
file (which modules, file or device names, resolution, data rates).

at the time, there was no good control on the video bandwidth
(i blame the ffmpeg libraries, which have no well documented
way to set rate limitations; there must be one, as vlc figures
it our, but we haven't been able to find the right magic).

given that baresip uses SIP, you should even be able to interact
with other SIP softphones such as XLite (i am using it on a Mac),


> in any case, thanks for yor help so far
> 	matthias
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