thanks for these enhancements. Jitsi looks much better now when running
inside KDE, the font settings are ok, great!!
Same goes to the PluseAudio enhancement. It's a much better integration
into the audio systems given the long standing problems we had with the
Portaudion/Alsa combo. The PulsAudio mixer shows the streams as Jitsi
stream now, great!!
Just small remarks/questions:
- the volume slider does not show any effects, thus you cannot control the
volume anymore. The slider itself shows as a native GTK slider now.
- When testing with Iptel's echo service with G.711 I always have a little
background noise, sort of "pink noise" if the mic is switched on, sometimes
soft audiable "clicks". My assumption is that it is caused by the down
sampling. AFAIK Jitsi uses a 48 (or 44.1?) kHz capture from PulseAudio and
then uses software to down-sample to 8kHz. Which part of the software
performs this downsampling? ffmpeg or some Java code inside Jitsi? Most
sound cards provide native 8kHz sampling: would it make sense (and is this
supported by PulseAudio) to directly use/instruct the hardware to sample with
the required frequency and only if this is not possible use the software
- Iptel's music service is now crisp and clear, only real network problems may
cause small glitches. Only at the very beginning of a call (1-2 seconds) the
audio quality may suffer a bit until the RTP packets "paved" a way through
the endless universe of the net .
Thanks again for these real fine enhancements.