Disabling video still consumes a lot of bandwidth!

When using meet.jit.si for a video call (I use firefox, if this matters), I noticed that disabling video does NOT reduce bandwidth. Transmitting the still image with the circle consumes a huge bandwidth. One would think that to reduce upload throughput it suffices to disable video, however this is not the case.
This inefficiency can be easily checked by creating a video call, and afterwards disabling video, and monitoring bandwidth used upload and download in both cases.
(To workaround this, instead of disabling video, an empty terminal window can be shared.)
Fixing this would improve numerous communications, because numerous people disable video to reduce bandwidth usage, which is not the case!

Welcome to the forum, @ededu.

Can you try with Chrome and report back?

This is a known issue with Firefox and had been reported to Mozilla and we are waiting for them to fix it. There is nothing we can do for the moment.
The only option would be to stop simulcast for Firefox, but this will bring even more problems for the bandwidth on all participants in the meeting.

Thanks. Do you mind giving the URL for the bug? I do not see it at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?status_whiteboard_type=substring&status_whiteboard=jitsi-meet.

@ededu https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1401592

Looks like Mozilla folks have started working on the implementation - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1676855