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webex API to control video placement on the stage

I'm developing a webex embedded app, which also uses the webex REST API. I'm looking for a way to programmatically move a particular participant's video to the stage, then sync the stage. Basically I want to automate this:

* click on a participant video menu and choose "Move to stage"
* click on the Layout menus and choose "sync my stage for everyone"

Our app adds a participant to the webex meeting. The participant is a robot with a Cisco codec on it. We want to bring the robot's video stream into view for everybody to see on the "stage".

  • Mark Duckworth
  • Jun 23 2022
  • John Nichols commented
    4 Apr, 2023 10:48pm

    I have a similar situation where I'd like to create a simple interface that allows a "stage manager" to tap a person and:

    • "move to stage" (replace the current stage with that person),

    • "add to stage" (add that person to the stage),

    • "remove from stage" (remove the person from the stage, but leave anyone else), and

    • "clear stage" (remove everyone from the stage).

    This feature will allow me to transform larger meetings into a shared experience for everyone watching. At the moment, managing the WebEx virtual stage is awkward and time consuming.

    I am managing the virtual stage on a competitors solution (ZoomOSC) and it is so powerful to manage the virtual stage using one or two taps during the show/meeting.