[jitsi-dev] Jitsi 2.0 Now Released!


#1

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at
https://download.jitsi.org !

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality multi-party
video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging, support for Outlook
presence and calls, an overhauled user interface and support for the Opus
and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download the new version at the
following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as such
allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are powerful
enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the bandwidth
efficiency come from the fact that each participant only needs to send its
video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge, which relays the data to
all the other participants. An open XMPP server having Jitsi-Videobridge
enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for example
switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a headset. The more
modern new user interface better fits into all the supported operating
systems. New support for the open source audio codec OPUS provides better
call quality and the VP8 video-codec an alternative to H.264. Users of
Outlook see the presence status of their contacts directly in Outlook and
can start calls or chats by hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X, Linux
and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more languages are
also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over several
devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID compatible
headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to the
call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!


#2

Nice! Congrats!

Is there any documentation on how to use the new video bridge?

Thanks
Tom

···

On 05/03/13 20:59, Pavel Tankov wrote:

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at https://download.jitsi.org !

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality multi-party video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging, support for Outlook presence and calls, an overhauled user interface and support for the Opus and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download the new version at the following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as such allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are powerful enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the bandwidth efficiency come from the fact that each participant only needs to send its video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge, which relays the data to all the other participants. An open XMPP server having Jitsi-Videobridge enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for example switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a headset. The more modern new user interface better fits into all the supported operating systems. New support for the open source audio codec OPUS provides better call quality and the VP8 video-codec an alternative to H.264. Users of Outlook see the presence status of their contacts directly in Outlook and can start calls or chats by hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more languages are also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over several devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID compatible headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to the call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!


#3

Hey,

just got the updates on the laptop and workstation with Kubuntu 12.10 amd64.
UI theme is really a lot different but looks more professional. Nice done!

I will let you know the experience.

Cheers,
Matt

···

Am 05.03.2013 21:59, schrieb Pavel Tankov:

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at
https://download.jitsi.org !

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality
multi-party video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging,
support for Outlook presence and calls, an overhauled user interface
and support for the Opus and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download
the new version at the following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as
such allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are
powerful enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the
bandwidth efficiency come from the fact that each participant only
needs to send its video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge,
which relays the data to all the other participants. An open XMPP
server having Jitsi-Videobridge enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for
example switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a
headset. The more modern new user interface better fits into all the
supported operating systems. New support for the open source audio
codec OPUS provides better call quality and the VP8 video-codec an
alternative to H.264. Users of Outlook see the presence status of
their contacts directly in Outlook and can start calls or chats by
hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X,
Linux and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more
languages are also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over
several devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP
arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID
compatible headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to
the call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!


#4

Pavel Tankov:

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at
https://download.jitsi.org !

Awesome! Congratulations!

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality multi-party
video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging, support for Outlook
presence and calls, an overhauled user interface and support for the Opus
and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download the new version at the
following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as such
allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are powerful
enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the bandwidth
efficiency come from the fact that each participant only needs to send its
video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge, which relays the data to
all the other participants. An open XMPP server having Jitsi-Videobridge
enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Is there crypto used in the multi-party video chat? It seems like it
would be nice if the video relay was https:// at the very least - no?

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for example
switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a headset. The more
modern new user interface better fits into all the supported operating
systems. New support for the open source audio codec OPUS provides better
call quality and the VP8 video-codec an alternative to H.264. Users of
Outlook see the presence status of their contacts directly in Outlook and
can start calls or chats by hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X, Linux
and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more languages are
also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over several
devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID compatible
headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to the
call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!

This is quite an impressive set of changes - Thanks for all of the effort!

All the best,
Jacob
.


#5

Maybe the screenshot section can be updated with the 2.0 version?
https://jitsi.org/Main/Screenshots

···

Am 05.03.2013 um 21:59 schrieb Pavel Tankov <ptankov@bluejimp.com>:

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at https://download.jitsi.org !

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality multi-party video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging, support for Outlook presence and calls, an overhauled user interface and support for the Opus and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download the new version at the following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as such allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are powerful enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the bandwidth efficiency come from the fact that each participant only needs to send its video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge, which relays the data to all the other participants. An open XMPP server having Jitsi-Videobridge enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for example switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a headset. The more modern new user interface better fits into all the supported operating systems. New support for the open source audio codec OPUS provides better call quality and the VP8 video-codec an alternative to H.264. Users of Outlook see the presence status of their contacts directly in Outlook and can start calls or chats by hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more languages are also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over several devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID compatible headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to the call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!


#6

Hi Jitsi dev team!

Just a quick THANK YOU for the hard and successful work!

I'm using the daily snapshots, so have been able to observe the huge
development over time.
Jitsi is at the moment by far the best in its category out there :slight_smile:
Keep up the good work.

Looking forward to reading the announcement of the Android build.

Thanks again & all the best,
John
.


#7

Thank you for all your work and congratulations.


#8

Hey,

one feedback to the UI is that the new font
is hard to read. At least in Kubuntu 12.10.
There should be a better default font.

One little thing. Try the following:

1. Open the Tools menu with left klicking on "Tools". Stay with the mouse
   curser over "Tools"

2. Just leave it open and slide mouse to "Help", which shows the help
   menu.

3. Slide the mouse back to "Tools"....

do you see it?

Cheers,
Matt

···

Am 05.03.2013 22:20, schrieb Buddy Butterfly:

Hey,

just got the updates on the laptop and workstation with Kubuntu 12.10 amd64.
UI theme is really a lot different but looks more professional. Nice done!

I will let you know the experience.

Cheers,
Matt

Am 05.03.2013 21:59, schrieb Pavel Tankov:

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at
https://download.jitsi.org !

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality
multi-party video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging,
support for Outlook presence and calls, an overhauled user interface
and support for the Opus and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download
the new version at the following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as
such allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are
powerful enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the
bandwidth efficiency come from the fact that each participant only
needs to send its video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge,
which relays the data to all the other participants. An open XMPP
server having Jitsi-Videobridge enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for
example switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a
headset. The more modern new user interface better fits into all the
supported operating systems. New support for the open source audio
codec OPUS provides better call quality and the VP8 video-codec an
alternative to H.264. Users of Outlook see the presence status of
their contacts directly in Outlook and can start calls or chats by
hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X,
Linux and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more
languages are also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over
several devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP
arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID
compatible headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to
the call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!


#9

I've used both jitsi 1.0 and spark up to the latest. Does anyone know of a comparison somewhere which shows the differences between the two?


#10

Hey Jacob,

Pavel Tankov:

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at
https://download.jitsi.org !

Awesome! Congratulations!

Thanks!

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality multi-party
video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging, support for Outlook
presence and calls, an overhauled user interface and support for the Opus
and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download the new version at the
following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as such
allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are powerful
enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the bandwidth
efficiency come from the fact that each participant only needs to send its
video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge, which relays the data to
all the other participants. An open XMPP server having Jitsi-Videobridge
enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Is there crypto used in the multi-party video chat?

Only if you are using your own computer as relay (i.e. setup a regular
conf call and add video to it). In that case you would simply have a
ZRTP session with every participant.

We are still not doing any encryption for the Jitsi Videobridge calls
though. We actually expect such calls to be used more frequently so
adding encryption there is very much on the roadmap.

We are still wondering about the best way to do it though. Right now it
seems like the most reasonable option would be to use SDES. Another way
would be to rely on ZRTP's trusted MITM option. We'll have to figure it out.

It seems like it would be nice if the video relay was
https:// at the very least - no?

Actually http://jit.si just forwards to
https://jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register which comes with the
regular jitsi.org cert. I do agree though that we should also add a
proper cert on the forwarding site at some point.

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for example
switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a headset. The more
modern new user interface better fits into all the supported operating
systems. New support for the open source audio codec OPUS provides better
call quality and the VP8 video-codec an alternative to H.264. Users of
Outlook see the presence status of their contacts directly in Outlook and
can start calls or chats by hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X, Linux
and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more languages are
also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over several
devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID compatible
headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to the
call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!

This is quite an impressive set of changes - Thanks for all of the effort!

Thank you very much for you kind words, Jacob! Greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Emil

···

On 06.03.13, 06:48, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:

--
https://jitsi.org


#11

Yes, good idea, I will take care of that.

···

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Steve <stevebell@gulli.com> wrote:

Maybe the screenshot section can be updated with the 2.0 version?
https://jitsi.org/Main/Screenshots

Am 05.03.2013 um 21:59 schrieb Pavel Tankov <ptankov@bluejimp.com>:

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at
https://download.jitsi.org !

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality multi-party
video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging, support for Outlook
presence and calls, an overhauled user interface and support for the Opus
and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download the new version at the
following location: https://download.jitsi.org/

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as
such allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are
powerful enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the bandwidth
efficiency come from the fact that each participant only needs to send its
video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge, which relays the data to
all the other participants. An open XMPP server having Jitsi-Videobridge
enabled is available at: http://jit.si

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for example
switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a headset. The more
modern new user interface better fits into all the supported operating
systems. New support for the open source audio codec OPUS provides better
call quality and the VP8 video-codec an alternative to H.264. Users of
Outlook see the presence status of their contacts directly in Outlook and
can start calls or chats by hovering over a contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X, Linux
and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more languages are
also included.

Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
* Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
* Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
* Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over several
devices.
* Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP arrow.
* Implements (native) volume control.
* Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
* Improves video rendering performance.
* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
* Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
* Switches to Libjitsi.
* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID compatible
headsets.
* Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
* Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to the
call info window.
* Updates display names when changed at server-side.
* Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
* Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
* Numerous other fixes and improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!


#12

+1!

---- Original Messagge ----

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From: rsnewsbox <rsnewsbox@googlemail.com>
Sent: mercoledì 6 marzo 2013, 02:49
To: users@jitsi.java.net
Cc:
Subj: [jitsi-users] Re: Jitsi 2.0 Now Released!

Hi Jitsi dev team!

Just a quick THANK YOU for the hard and successful work!

I'm using the daily snapshots, so have been able to observe the huge
development over time.
Jitsi is at the moment by far the best in its category out there :slight_smile:
Keep up the good work.

Looking forward to reading the announcement of the Android build.

Thanks again & all the best,
John


#13

Hey all,

We've been hearing a lot about the font issue on Linux. Could someone
please contribute a patch to something that performs better? That would he
really really helpful!

Emil

--sent from my mobile

···

On Mar 7, 2013 1:04 PM, "Buddy Butterfly" <buddy.butterfly@web.de> wrote:

Hey,

one feedback to the UI is that the new font
is hard to read. At least in Kubuntu 12.10.
There should be a better default font.

One little thing. Try the following:

1. Open the Tools menu with left klicking on "Tools". Stay with the mouse
   curser over "Tools"

2. Just leave it open and slide mouse to "Help", which shows the help
   menu.

3. Slide the mouse back to "Tools"....

do you see it?

Cheers,
Matt

Am 05.03.2013 22:20, schrieb Buddy Butterfly:
> Hey,
>
> just got the updates on the laptop and workstation with Kubuntu 12.10
amd64.
> UI theme is really a lot different but looks more professional. Nice
done!
>
> I will let you know the experience.
>
> Cheers,
> Matt
>
>
>
> Am 05.03.2013 21:59, schrieb Pavel Tankov:
>> Hey all,
>>
>> Jitsi 2.0 is now released and available for download at
>> https://download.jitsi.org !
>>
>> Among the most prominent new features you will find quality
>> multi-party video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging,
>> support for Outlook presence and calls, an overhauled user interface
>> and support for the Opus and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download
>> the new version at the following location: https://download.jitsi.org/
>>
>> The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and as
>> such allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are
>> powerful enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the
>> bandwidth efficiency come from the fact that each participant only
>> needs to send its video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge,
>> which relays the data to all the other participants. An open XMPP
>> server having Jitsi-Videobridge enabled is available at: http://jit.si
>>
>> Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for
>> example switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a
>> headset. The more modern new user interface better fits into all the
>> supported operating systems. New support for the open source audio
>> codec OPUS provides better call quality and the VP8 video-codec an
>> alternative to H.264. Users of Outlook see the presence status of
>> their contacts directly in Outlook and can start calls or chats by
>> hovering over a contact.
>>
>> Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q ) are available for Mac OS X,
>> Linux and Windows and are completely translated in Bulgarian, English,
>> French, German, Italian, Spanish. Partial translations for 19 more
>> languages are also included.
>>
>> Following is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:
>>
>> * Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.
>> * Presence and call integration with MS Outlook.
>> * Moves to a completely revamped Graphical User Interface.
>> * Support for Opus and VP8.
>> * Support for PulseAudio on Linux.
>> * Fine grained control and duplication of audio notifications over
>> several devices.
>> * Support for Last Message Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP
>> arrow.
>> * Implements (native) volume control.
>> * Improves support for audio hotplug, including during calls.
>> * Improves video rendering performance.
>> * Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.
>> * Support for the Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).
>> * Support for ZID names with ZRTP.
>> * Switches to Libjitsi.
>> * Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts for use with HID
>> compatible headsets.
>> * Support for STUN/TURN server discovery from jingle info.
>> * Adds further details (e.g. ICE processing and video resolutions) to
>> the call info window.
>> * Updates display names when changed at server-side.
>> * Auto accept authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.
>> * Fixes support for default "auto away" values.
>> * Numerous other fixes and improvements!
>>
>> See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc
>>
>> Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!


#14

Yeah, Android would be nice.

- --
Yannik V�lker


#15

How does one use the video bridge functionality?

Thanks

Tom

On
2013-03-06 11:51, Pavel Tankov wrote:

Yes, good idea, I will take

care of that.

Maybe the screenshot section can be

updated with the 2.0 version?

https://jitsi.org/Main/Screenshots [5]

Hey all,

Jitsi 2.0 is now

released and available for download at https://download.jitsi.org [1]
!

Among the most prominent new features you will find quality

multi-party video conferences for XMPP, audio device hot-plugging,
support for Outlook presence and calls, an overhauled user interface and
support for the Opus and VP8 audio/video codec. You can download the new
version at the following location: https://download.jitsi.org/ [1]

The new multi-party video conference is very bandwidth-friendly and

as such allows for any number of participants as long as the clients are
powerful enough to decode the incoming video. The quality and the
bandwidth efficiency come from the fact that each participant only needs
to send its video once to a server using Jitsi-Videobridge, which relays
the data to all the other participants. An open XMPP server having
Jitsi-Videobridge enabled is available at: http://jit.si [2]

Hot-plugging audio-devices in an active call is now possible, for
example switching from the integrated audio of a notebook to a headset.
The more modern new user interface better fits into all the supported
operating systems. New support for the open source audio codec OPUS
provides better call quality and the VP8 video-codec an alternative to
H.264. Users of Outlook see the presence status of their contacts
directly in Outlook and can start calls or chats by hovering over a
contact.

Jitsi downloads ( http://goo.gl/JHa9q [3] ) are

available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows and are completely translated
in Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. Partial
translations for 19 more languages are also included.

Following

is a list of the most important changes brought by this build:

* Video conferencing with Jitsi Videobridge.

* Presence and call

integration with MS Outlook.

* Moves to a completely revamped

Graphical User Interface.

* Support for Opus and VP8.
* Support

for PulseAudio on Linux.

* Fine grained control and duplication of

audio notifications over several devices.

* Support for Last Message

Correction (LMC) with XMPP through the UP arrow.

* Implements

(native) volume control.

* Improves support for audio hotplug,

including during calls.

* Improves video rendering performance.

* Numerous stability fixes for Portaudio.

* Support for the Combined

Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX).

* Support for ZID names with ZRTP.

* Switches to Libjitsi.

* Support for answer/hangup global shortcuts

for use with HID compatible headsets.

* Support for STUN/TURN server

discovery from jingle info.

* Adds further details (e.g. ICE

processing and video resolutions) to the call info window.

* Updates

display names when changed at server-side.

* Auto accept

authorizations if we have initiated adding of a contact.

* Fixes

support for default "auto away" values.

* Numerous other fixes and

improvements!

See the full changelog here: http://goo.gl/LCLZc

[4]

Best regards from the Jitsi dev team!

Links:

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On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Steve <stevebell@gulli.com> wrote:

Am 05.03.2013 um 21:59 schrieb Pavel Tankov <ptankov@bluejimp.com>:

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[1]
https://download.jitsi.org/
[2] http://jit.si/
[3]
http://goo.gl/JHa9q
[4] http://goo.gl/LCLZc
[5]
https://jitsi.org/Main/Screenshots


#16

Hey,

**

How does one use the video bridge functionality?

There's a "create a video bridge" button under the "tools" menu. It only
appears when you are logged in with an account that supports it (e.g. a
jit.si account).

The rest should be pretty intuitive -- you select which contacts to invite
and start the call with the "invite" button. Initially the conference is
audio only, and video has to be added manually by each participant with the
"video" button.

Hope that helps,
Boris

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On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM, <tomp@tomp.co.uk> wrote:


#17

Another minor:

I've notived, that the windows jitsi entires on cnet are still offering version 1.

Also there is no entry for jitsi on the mac. maybe it could be created? Would be great if jitsi was represented on cnet as well.

http://download.cnet.com/1772-20_4-0.html?searchtype=downloads&query=jitsi&originalSearchPlatforms=Mac


#18

+1!!

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On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 5:37 AM, Matteo Calorio < matteo.calorio@linux.ors-tech.it> wrote:

**

+1!

---- Original Messagge ----

From: rsnewsbox <rsnewsbox@googlemail.com>

Sent: mercoledì 6 marzo 2013, 02:49

To: users@jitsi.java.net

Cc:

Subj: [jitsi-users] Re: Jitsi 2.0 Now Released!

Hi Jitsi dev team!

Just a quick THANK YOU for the hard and successful work!

I'm using the daily snapshots, so have been able to observe the huge

development over time.

Jitsi is at the moment by far the best in its category out there :slight_smile:

Keep up the good work.

Looking forward to reading the announcement of the Android build.

Thanks again & all the best,

John


#19

I tryed to [un sub scribe] to this list by mailling to sympa the keyword in the subject or the body
the result is always the same = command error
how to ?
.


#20

Thanks Boris.

The option is greyed out for me, presumably because
I am not logged into a compatible account.

How do I login to a jit.si
account (i.e what settings do I put into jitsi, as the signup form is a
bit short on details).

Also, is it possible to host a video bridge
without requiring a jit.si account?

Thanks

Tom

Hey,

How does one use the video bridge

functionality?

There's a "create a video bridge" button under the

"tools" menu. It only appears when you are logged in with an account
that supports it (e.g. a jit.si [1] account).

The rest should be

pretty intuitive -- you select which contacts to invite and start the
call with the "invite" button. Initially the conference is audio only,
and video has to be added manually by each participant with the "video"
button.

Hope that helps,
Boris

Links:

···

On 2013-03-06 13:09, Boris Grozev wrote:

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM, <tomp@tomp.co.uk> wrote:

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[1]
http://jit.si