Disable Cameras Globally

I am wondering if it is possible to disable video cameras globally on a docker setup. I intend to use Jitsi for screen sharing and audio communication but am worried about the network load of users running cameras. Is it possible to disable video cameras in the .env of a docker setup?

Look for the equivalent of these flags in your .env and set them:

noAutoPlayVideo: true
startAudioOnly: true,
startWithVideoMuted: true,

Now to continue enforcing this state throughout the meeting, make sure AV Moderation is enabled, then when the meeting starts, have the host “Stop everyone’s video” without the option for attendees to start their video.

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no env variable available for this as of now.


Great, thank you both this is very useful!

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Is there documentation of all the variables available? I don’t see either of these listed in the docker documentation. Also looking to disable Simulcast and need to find the variable.

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Yes, these env variables are currently available in the docker-compose.yml file only.