Videxio Software Client Calls With No Local Camera: Expected Behavior

One call scenario which appears sporadically involves the use of a software client registered to the Videxio Service, either application-based or browser-based, when there is no local camera present. Such a scenario may be due to the use of a desktop/tower Personal Computer where there is no built-in camera device. In such situations it is useful to understand the expected behavior for the resulting connected call, in terms of what video media streams are available.

For browser-based video to [Virtual Meeting Rooms]http://videxio.com/products/virtual-meeting-rooms/, there is no explicit support for a camera-less scenario. The browser-based video experience will vary depending on what is possible with the built-in WebRTC capabilities of the various WebRTC-capable browsers on various Operating Systems, or on what has been made possible via a Videxio-authored Plug-in for non-WebRTC web browsers. As a video company the expectation is that there would be a camera available, and hence the various browser-based video options were officially released with this test case scenario in mind.

The following table catalogs the expected results with the given software client selections and versions:

Software Client Main Video Content Video
My Meeting Video 1.1.0 Video seen when using Windows 8.1 Audio-only when using Windows 10 Bidirectional content share
Polycom RealPresence Desktop 3.7.0 Video seen when using Windows or Mac, all versions Bidirectional content share
Cisco Jabber Video 4.8.8 Video seen when using Windows or Mac, all versions Bidirectional content share
WebRTC Chrome Built-in Video seen when using Windows 8.1 Bidirectional content share
Chrome Version 56.0.2924.87, Microsoft Windows Audio-only when using Windows 10  
Chrome Version 56.02924.87, macOS Audio-only when using Mac OS  
WebRTC Firefox Built-in Call Does Not Proceed, Accessing camera and microphone failed, when using Windows 7 or 8.1 N/A when using Windows 7 or 8.1
Firefox Version 51.0.1, Microsoft Windows Audio-only when using Windows 10 Bidirectional content share when using Windows 10
Firefox Version 51.0.1, macOS Audio-only when using macOS Bidirectional content share when using macOS
WebRTC Opera Built-in Video seen when using Windows 8.1 Audio-only when using Windows 10 Receive-only for content share
Opera 43.0.2442.806 PGO, Microsoft Windows    
WebRTC Internet Explorer Plug-in Video seen when using Windows 8.1 Audio-only when using Windows 10 Bidirectional content share
Internet Explorer Version 11.0.9600.18538    
WebRTC Safari Plug-in Audio-only Bidirectional content share
Apple Safari 10.1    
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