Creating a new video UI

My plan is to build a new UI for video conferencing with new layouts and a different sound mixer. I have a few questions on how best to do this:

  • is it better to branch the Jitsi Meet repo or start from scratch with lib-jitsi-meet?
  • can I use the Jitsi servers or do I need to deploy my own meet server?
  • there’s no way I can achieve my goals using the external API right?

Thanks for you help, really excited about working with Jitsi!

Is this a difficult question? Please let me know how I can get started.