Video Conference / Meeting Mode
Room owner can start Conference Mode by toggling live from Options tab.
In conference mode, room owner can split display to 2, 4, 6 slots where he can assign streams from participants in Users tab.
When room is in conference mode all participants get a Camera tab to start broadcasting their webcam and microphone.
In conference mode, advanced complexity interface (with tabs) is always used to display the advanced features and layout.
Collaboration / Presentation Mode
HTML5 Videochat includes a mode for advanced collaboration and presentations. In addition to conference mode, collaboration includes file sharing and ability to display images and videos in media slots.
In collaboration mode, compared to regular videochat, new feature Tabs are available: Users, Files, Presentation in addition to Chat, Camera panels.
Performer (teacher, advisor, coach, presenter, moderator) can upload/delete files, display other user cams or images/videos for everybody to see.
Registered collaboration participants can also broadcast their camera, upload files. All participants can open files, watch content displayed by moderator (streams, files).
External Broadcast : OBS, GoCoder, Wirecast, Snap Camera
Performers can broadcast live video with external RTMP encoders like OBS, GoCoder for iOS/Android, Snap Camera, FFsplit, xSplit, vMix, Wirecast, Wirecast Go, Teradek Live:Air Solo.
These can be used to build more advanced streaming compositions like shows with multiple scenes, video conferencing panels, transitions, effects.
Performers can easily copy settings (tap to select all) and configure encoder of choice. With those settings performers can broadcast anytime from encoder, without need to access chat.
If also using web based videochat app at same time, broadcast is detected and internal web based webcam broadcasting interface hides.
Playback is done with HTML5 HLS (with some added latency specific to HLS delivery method).
Great to quickly start broadcasts using phone or professional equipment, applications for advanced scene composition, transitions and effects.