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on 23rd October 2017 / by alfred.paul
OpenMeeting is an opensource project from Apache. It is a web application suitable for video conferencing, instant messaging, whiteboard, collaborative document editing etc. The main requirement of openmeeting is Oracle Java. OpenMeeting uses Red5 streaming server for remoting and streaming. Openmeeting is an open source solution for institutions/organizations that want to keep the conferences private and within their parameter. Features of OpenMeeting Video/Audio conferencing Instant messaging Calendar, for scheduling meetings Whiteboard File explorer to share files between members Contacts and messaging Recording of conference for future reference Can create polls and votes Invite non members to attend conference using invitation hash User management Conference management Public and private conferences Large number of users can attend the conference Moderator can control each and everyone's permission who is attending the conference Provides SOAP API to integrate with other platforms OAUTH authentication to login using Facebook or other OAUTH providers Openmeeting can be installed by entering the following commands in the terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer Then we need to install the dependencies from the repository using the following command. sudo apt-get install unzip imagemagick ghostscript jodconverter libjpeg-dev libgif-dev libfreetype6-dev libfreetype6-dev libreoffice sox build-essential git-core checkinstall yasm texi2html libvorbis-dev libx11-dev libvpx-dev libxfixes-dev zlib1g-dev pkg-config netcat libmp3lame-dev libx264-devThere are also packages which needs to be compiled to run on Ubuntu. 1. pdf2swf The swftools version for Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't include pdf2swf, so https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+package/swftools has to be compiled. For this enter the below commands in terminal. cd /opt/ sudo mkdir swftools;cd swftools sudo wget http://www.swftools.org/swftools-0.9.2.tar.gz sudo tar zvxf swftools-0.9.2.tar.gz cd swftools-0.9.2 sudo ./configure sudo makeswftools 0.9.2 gives an error on a makefile which includes an option for rm. See : https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/swftools-common/2013-02/msg00009… So edit the makefile in /opt/swftools/swftools-0.9.2/swfs, just change: rm -f $(pkgdatadir)/swfs/default_viewer.swf -o -L $(pkgdatadir)/swfs/default_viewer.swf rm -f $(pkgdatadir)/swfs/default_loader.swf -o -L $(pkgdatadir)/swfs/default_loader.swfto rm -f $(pkgdatadir)/swfs/default_viewer.swf rm -f $(pkgdatadir)/swfs/default_loader.swfThen install, sudo make install2. ffmpeg with mp3lame Now create install-ffmpeg.sh and add the following commands. Note that the configure options should be double dash – FFMPEG_VERSION=2.4.2 cd /usr/local/src if [ ! -d /usr/local/src/ffmpeg-$FFMPEG_VERSION ]; then sudo wget http://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-$FFMPEG_VERSION.tar.bz2 sudo tar -xjf ffmpeg-$FFMPEG_VERSION.tar.bz2 fi cd ffmpeg-$FFMPEG_VERSION sudo ./configure –enable-gpl –enable-version3 –enable-postproc –enable-libvorbis –enable-libvpx –enable-libmp3lame –enable-libx264 –enable-nonfree sudo make sudo checkinstallNext we have to make the script executable and run the installer. chmod +x install-ffmpeg.sh ./install-ffmpeg.shConfirm that all the below components are working by entering the following commands in the terminal. pdf2swf : This command should output the switch options. sox : This command should output the switch options. identify : This (ImageMagick) should output the switch options. ghostscript : This should drop to the GS (ghostscript) command prompt, quit to exit. jodconverter : This should output the switch options. libreoffice –version : libreoffice version confirm. ffmpeg : This will output the compiled options. Download and run the openmeetings installer, the latest version is 3.0.6 using the following commands: cd /opt/ sudo mkdir openmeetings; cd openmeetings sudo wget http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/sites/rsync.apache.org/openmeetings/3.0.6/bin/apache-openmeetings-3.0.6.zip sudo unzip apache-openmeetings-3.0.6.zip sudo ./red5.shNow open the web installer http://SERVERIP:5080/openmeetings/install and set the following initial configurations. Userdata/Organisation(Domain) Username = Administrator name Userpass = Administrator password Email = Administrator email User Time Zone = Time zone for OpenMeetings Organisation(Domains) = Domain nameConfiguration Set the following configurations: Allow self-registering (allow_frontend_register) : No Send Email to new registered Users (sendEmailAtRegister) : Yes New Users need to verify their EMail (sendEmailWithVerficationCode) : No Default Rooms of all types will be created : Yes Mail-Referer (system_email_addr) : Admin email or noreply SMTP-Server (smtp_server) : SMTP server SMTP-Server Port(default Smtp-Server Port is 25) (smtp_port) : SMTP Port SMTP-Username (email_username) : SMTP user SMTP-Userpass (email_userpass) : SMTP pass Enable TLS in Mail Server Auth : Enable TLS for SMTP Set inviter’s email address as ReplyTo in email invitations (inviter.email.as.replyto) : Reply to inviter Default Language : Language for Openmeetings Default Font for Export [default_export_font] : Font used Converters swftools zoom 100 swftools jpeg quality 85All other paths for the components can be left blank or /opt/jod/lib for JOD if all the above ones are worked, otherwise enter the following paths for jodconverter. SWFTools Path ImageMagick Path FFMPEG Path SoX Path JOD Path /opt/jod/lib OpenOffice/LibreOffice PathCrypt Type leave default crypt type (org.apache.openmeetings.util.crypt.MD5Implementation) red5SIP Configuration Enable SIP No SIP rooms prefix 400 SIP extensions context roomsClick the “Finish” button to start installation! Wait until installation complete, then click “Enter the Application” and login as Admin created. Also cancel the session in the console, sudo /opt/openmeetings/red5-shutdown.sh sudo /opt/openmeetings/red5.sh &Now go back to the web interface, enjoy the openmeetings http://SERVERIP:5080/openmeetings. You might need to run this script as background using utilities like screen. References: [1] http://openmeetings.apache.org/ [2] https://adminramblings.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/install-openmeetings-ub… Openmeeting Conference Ubuntu Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *