I am looking into making a live video chat application. I
have seen several examples on the web so my question is not "how"
to do it. My question is "what do I need" to do it?
It seems that all the examples use Flex Data Services and
then some sort of back-end communication server. The cost of FDS is
well beyond what the client can afford so my question is: is it
necessary? Is there a way to build this sort of application without
FDS? Can I get live video streaming to work using only what is in
the SDK? I know nothing about data streaming, real-time
communication, etc. and have no idea how to implement this outside
what I have seen in the online articles so far.
If there are any other forums that are more appropriate to
this question, please direct me there. It is not a FDS exclusive
issue and I am just starting to look into it. I am starting here
because we would like to use Flash Player for the client-side