[jitsi-dev] Local network video chat?


#1

I saw that there was at one point a project for using jitsi as a video
chat client using bonjour, is this still in the works? I have an
interesting use case in which I'd like to be able to use adhoc
networking to video chat using two android phones, or perhaps two
laptops on a closed network (no internet connection) and preferably
without any kind of infrastructure. Meaning, the two clients just
discover each other and can video chat, no usernames, accounts or
dedicated server required.

Does jitsi support this type of scenario right now? Is support for
this scenario or something similar to it on the horizon?
Furthermore, is there a plugin API or something along those lines that
one could use to make this type of communication happen?

Alex


#2

Hey Alex,

I saw that there was at one point a project for using jitsi as a video
chat client using bonjour, is this still in the works?

Yes, although Bonjour would be just a tool for discovering XMPP and SIP
addresses (like an LDAP server or your local address book)

I have an
interesting use case in which I'd like to be able to use adhoc
networking to video chat using two android phones, or perhaps two
laptops on a closed network (no internet connection) and preferably
without any kind of infrastructure. Meaning, the two clients just
discover each other and can video chat, no usernames, accounts or
dedicated server required.

Does jitsi support this type of scenario right now?

On Android: not yet.

On desktop ... kind of (through RegistrarLess SIP accounts) but it has
never been a priority and there are a few issues with it.

Is support for
this scenario or something similar to it on the horizon?
Furthermore, is there a plugin API or something along those lines that
one could use to make this type of communication happen?

The change won't be particularly hard to implement but it wouldn't be
possible as an entirely external component. You'd have to roll your
sleeves and add stuff to existing code.

Hope this helps,
Emil

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On 19.04.13, 21:49, Alex O'Ree wrote:

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#3

With RegistrarLess SIP accounts, is video chat possible? That's really
my goal here. Serverless video chat with some kind of discovery
protocol to find the other participants

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On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:

Hey Alex,

On 19.04.13, 21:49, Alex O'Ree wrote:

I saw that there was at one point a project for using jitsi as a video
chat client using bonjour, is this still in the works?

Yes, although Bonjour would be just a tool for discovering XMPP and SIP
addresses (like an LDAP server or your local address book)

I have an
interesting use case in which I'd like to be able to use adhoc
networking to video chat using two android phones, or perhaps two
laptops on a closed network (no internet connection) and preferably
without any kind of infrastructure. Meaning, the two clients just
discover each other and can video chat, no usernames, accounts or
dedicated server required.

Does jitsi support this type of scenario right now?

On Android: not yet.

On desktop ... kind of (through RegistrarLess SIP accounts) but it has
never been a priority and there are a few issues with it.

Is support for
this scenario or something similar to it on the horizon?
Furthermore, is there a plugin API or something along those lines that
one could use to make this type of communication happen?

The change won't be particularly hard to implement but it wouldn't be
possible as an entirely external component. You'd have to roll your
sleeves and add stuff to existing code.

Hope this helps,
Emil

--
https://jitsi.org


#4

With RegistrarLess SIP accounts, is video chat possible?

Yes.

That's really
my goal here. Serverless video chat with some kind of discovery
protocol to find the other participants

Well we don't currently have the discovery part. Bonjour would be one
good way to solve this.

Cheers,
Emil

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On 20.04.13, 00:23, Alex O'Ree wrote:

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:

Hey Alex,

On 19.04.13, 21:49, Alex O'Ree wrote:

I saw that there was at one point a project for using jitsi as a video
chat client using bonjour, is this still in the works?

Yes, although Bonjour would be just a tool for discovering XMPP and SIP
addresses (like an LDAP server or your local address book)

I have an
interesting use case in which I'd like to be able to use adhoc
networking to video chat using two android phones, or perhaps two
laptops on a closed network (no internet connection) and preferably
without any kind of infrastructure. Meaning, the two clients just
discover each other and can video chat, no usernames, accounts or
dedicated server required.

Does jitsi support this type of scenario right now?

On Android: not yet.

On desktop ... kind of (through RegistrarLess SIP accounts) but it has
never been a priority and there are a few issues with it.

Is support for
this scenario or something similar to it on the horizon?
Furthermore, is there a plugin API or something along those lines that
one could use to make this type of communication happen?

The change won't be particularly hard to implement but it wouldn't be
possible as an entirely external component. You'd have to roll your
sleeves and add stuff to existing code.

Hope this helps,
Emil

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https://jitsi.org

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