Jitsi meet support for video capture cards


Does the software support cameras connected to video capture cards like
AverMedia DarkCrystal HD Capture Pro (C027)?

I tried using Chrome but wasn’t able to get the video from the connected camera.

Has anyone tried this ?



Do you see any errors in your chrome javascript console? (Right click the page, select Inspect, and in the console tab you might see messages highlighted in red.) Could you try on this sample site? https://webrtc.github.io/samples/src/content/devices/input-output/


The logs you pasted show NotReadableError. I looked that up and found the error description on MDN–one of the go-to references for web development. According to MDN, NotReadableError happens when “[a]lthough the user granted permission to use the matching devices, a hardware error occurred at the operating system, browser, or Web page level which prevented access to the device.” iocom looks like it’s a native app, not a browser app, and as such does not face the same sandboxing that a browser does; browsers are limited in what system access they have, generally for security reasons.

Doing some searching on Google/StackOverflow, there are threads suggesting to make sure the camera is not being used anywhere else. There’s also this handy summary: https://github.com/twilio/twilio-video.js/issues/325#issuecomment-397687584 which has a link to the chrome bug saying there has been an increase in NotReadableError occurrences https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=849636.


Thanks Lenny8 for your valuable inputs. let me try by downgrading the chrome.


the downgrade to 65 version of chrome helped. the video is now coming. Thanks Lenny8 for all the help.
One more question. Does it support interlaced mode of video?


My answer is I know of no known declaration of support or declaration of non-support from the jitsi side. Maybe someone else can jump in and be more specific. I assume support for it would be on the browser and its implementation of webrtc.