I saw here that there are some attempts of making jitsi-meet work as an
ios app, but I'm pretty sure if there will be more than 3 participants
in video chat, the iphone/ipad app will crash.
You are very right indeed and I think you have actually missed many of our recent updates. Most of what you suggest here is already supported.
What if we have an ability to set the bridge from jitsi-meet (with
config.js or just for the current user) to send only the
dominant videostream with mixed audio for the participant that requested
This is what we call Last N. Just set it to 1 in config.js :
That gives us the following directions:
1. The possibility to deploy an ios/android videoconference app (even
with cordova with phonertc).
2. Compatibility with Firefox (as @fippo suggested here
That one's trickier.. Actual compatibility with with firefox would currently require that it only receives one audio stream. Enabling mixing on Jitsi Meet really ruins performance. I am talking about something of the sort of a 10-fold increase in required resources.
Note that firefox are currently working on multistream support so we may have it as a full-rights citizen before the end of the year. Fingers crossed.
3. Compatibility with Chrome mobile for android.
We already have that and you'd be surprised how well it works with even 5 or 6 video streams.
4. We get jitsi-meet even on IE and Safari (with Temasys plugin).
Mmmm ... last time we tried this we stumbled upon a number of other issues. Multi stream support was not one of them.
5. Participant invited from sip can see and hear other partcipants. So
we can participate to the conference directly from jitsy.
Indeed. However these are two different things. Jitsi does not have a problem with receiving multiple streams. It was the first client to support Jitsi Videobridge. The bridge was actually part of Jitsi before we extracted it as a separate application.
The reason Jitsi does not currently work with Meet is mostly because we are missing transport components for VP8.
As for SIP: that's why we have Jigasi. It does mixing for audio and that's OK because it does it on a separate platform that can be scaled differently.
As for video, we can indeed make it relay a single video stream, but very few SIP services today would know what to do with VP8.
6. Participant with low internet connection can use the conference is
such way (connection quality indicator that @hristoterezov made, gives
the ability to implicitly set that).
This is the reason we have recently committed the Adaptive Last N functionality that adjusts this dynamically. We are almost done with simulcast as well which improves that in an even more dramatic way!
On 20.10.14, 19:09, Michael Zalmoxisus wrote: