I've been trying to get video working on a basic SIP call between 2 jitsi
(latest nightly) clients. One on windows 7, the other on Mint 14. I'm using
Freeswitch as the SIP server and have enabled the "proxy media" variable in
the SIP profile. This should theoretically let the 2 jitsi endpoints talk
to each other directly with little interference from the server.
My results aren't good. Basically the video box remains greyed out on both
sides during the call, and there seems to be no video media in the call
(although audio works). I've tried playing around with VP8 and H264, to no
avail. Also, I often have to hangup the first attempt and try again since
jitsi seems to hang after "dialing" (and I see in the server that it never
receives anything from jitsi). On the second try Jitsi is able to reach the
server as it should, although video still doesn't work.
Frustrated with this SIP experiment and Freeswitch, I set up an XMPP server
(openfire) and tried the same experiment. This time video worked as it
should (most of the time, I still get inconsistent results). Even ZRTP
worked well in both audio and video.
Before I start sending logs, etc, I was wondering if anyone has been able
to use Jitsi's video with SIP, and with Freeswitch in particular.
I've also setup the videobridge with openfire and that seemed to work well,
although I only tested a little bit.