I would like to give Jitsi Meet another try for - among others - a group of up to 15 participants. We had to switch back to Zoom in the first round in March, presumably due to missing (Firefox) browser support.
There is a “closed” thread on git hub about solving this issue. E.g. on 26th of March it says
Better video quality since we are introducing simulcast support for FF.
I also noticed, that there is no browser warning anymore for Firefox, when I start a call.
However, in the same thread, on 11th of August, it says
In the Jitsi community call, we have been receiving reports of audio/video issues when using Firefox in large calls. As part of the client performance optimization work, we have been working on different features lately that are designed to bring down the client’s cpu utilization. One such feature is called layer suspension that lets the client suspend sending HD simulcast streams when the bridge signals that it’s no longer needed. We are able to do this on all browsers except Firefox because of a missing implementation there.
Furthermore I still find people and organizations providing Jitsi instances, who recommend Chrome only.
So I would really like to know, what this means practically and how we can avoid browser issues this time.
If we are up to 15 people, do we still need to be concerned about which browsers we use?