Fifth International World Wide Web Conference
May 6-10, 1996, Paris, France
Broadcast of Slides
In addition to audio and video broadcast, slides will be broadcast in the HTML
format using the MCM-2.0 software developed by Jean-Christophe Touvet at Edelweb.
This new version of MCM uses a Java applet in a Java-Applet capable
browser to establish a connection to a local multicast receiver. The
later is charged of the multicast communication between multicast
HTML server and local machine. The documents received through the MBONE
by the local multicast receiver will be automatically fetched to the
browser through the Java applet and are thus viewable by end-user.
We believe that this new facility will enlarge the scope of audience
for shared Web documents on the MBONE.
MCM package is available at
To receive the broadcast of slides from the WWW5 conference, follow
the steps below:
- Install the MCM
package on a machine with MBONE feed.
- Run "mcm-reflector 5432" . Make sure that the TCP port
5432 is not already used. It is preferred to do it 1 hour before the
- Open URL "http://reflector-host:5432" in a Java-Applet
capable browser. reflector-host is the host name on which
the MCM reflector runs. If you get any error messages, make sure that
the connection to reflector-host does not use a proxy server.
This will give you a list of the current MCM multicast sessions.
If no sessions are listed, reload this page after several minutes.
- Click on the session you want to join and wait till the first
slide be displayed in the browser. Now you are ready to follow the
- Do not manipulate the browser during one session. When the
speaker goes to the next slide, your browser will do that for you
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Created: 9 April 1996
Last updated: 26 April 1996