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Configuring content settings

The content settings affect the behavior of the IP VCR with regard to H.239 and BFCP (Binary Floor Control Protocol).

H.239 is the protocol that allows for an additional video channel (known as the content channel) alongside the main video channel in a video-conferencing call that uses H.323; BFCP is a protocol that allows for an additional video channel (known as the content channel) alongside the main video channel in a video-conferencing call that uses SIP. For example, a conference participant may want to contribute a slide presentation from a laptop within a video conference.

For more information about content support in conferences, refer to Content channel video support.)

To access these settings, go to Settings > Content.

Refer to this table for assistance configuring the content settings. After making any changes, click Apply changes.

 

Field Field description Usage tips
Content status

Controls whether the IP VCR as a whole is permitted to use content.

If this setting is Disabled, no new recordings can use content, and it will not be possible to view existing recorded content during playing back.

If this setting is H.239 only, no conference will be able to use BFCP content.

Certain video conferencing endpoints and infrastructure such as gatekeepers may not operate correctly when communicating with equipment (such as the IP VCR) which declares content capability. Therefore it may be necessary to set this to Disabled in order to work with legacy devices (this will, of course, also prevent content video streams being used with H.239- or BFCP-aware equipment).

Playback content in main video channel

Whether the IP VCR will render recorded content channel video data in endpoints' main video channels when playing back recordings.

The IP VCR may not be able to open a separate content channel to an endpoint when playing back a recording that includes content channel video. For instance, the endpoint may have no H.239 capability, or the BFCP service is not enabled.

In these cases, if this option is set to Enabled, the IP VCR will play back the recorded content video in the main video channel.

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