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Steps for having Live Chat option on the website ?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 10, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
I am working on a website and i would like to have an option on the website for 'Live Chat" so that customers/visitors can talk to the website ownser or any sales Rep.I've been searching an online chat software , but they charge a lot on monthly/yearly bases, so i guess it's better to create your ownBut before doing that what are the things/problems that i might face according to you to accomplish this feature ?Do i need separate chat server ? and i need features like " auto-message like " An operator will be with you shortly" how to accomplish these things ?Do i need any database support to for using this feature ?Please guide me in a right direction...

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The project is to provide the facility of providing live lectures in an intranet. So the bandwidth is not an issue. Also it means that I cannot use any internet streaming server like ustream (the project being limited to intranet).

I created a C# console application and successfully created a live stream using windows media encoder sdk. I was also able to capture the stream on another LAN PC in VLC player.

I want to know if I can implement this in my asp.net website. It should be something like this : The faculty visits the site and clicks on a start button on a webpage. This will start the live stream of the faculty. It will be received by the students on different computers by accessing the same website. Also, the faculty should be able to view himself on the webpage (just like in the windows media encoder predefined UI).

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Also, I have implemented some basic code of live streaming using windows media encoder SDK in a C# console application. I was able to view the streaming on another LAN PC in VLC player.

Now, how do I implement my code in the asp.net website? What I want is that in order to start the streaming (i.e., start the live lecture), the facutly just clicks on a button in a webpage. This will stream his movements to the students (via a server). Also, this will enable the facutly to view himself on the webpage.

Is this even possible? I mean it would be like : both the student and the faculty will access the same website. The interface to both of them will be different - one will start the stream and the other (student) will receive the stream.

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