Audio/video messaging

While the actual audio/video data is currently delivered out of band, some clients send following messages using the old protocol syntax:


  • _source – the sender
  • _target – a single recipient or chatroom
  • _time_publish_start – the time the transmission started
  • _media_identification – an opaque value, currently not specified
  • _nick — nickname of sender. optional.

Default psyctext template is "[_source] starting to transmit media at [_time_publish_start]."


uses the same variables and template as _message_audio. Merely the change in method name hints at the different type of media.

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