[jitsi-users] Jitsi video tutorials


#1

Two quick Jitsi video tutorials:

"Your first ZRTP voice call with Jitsi":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBBDHT-_UA
"How to download and install Jitsi": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhmOg0G-Frw

Necessary next episode: "Your first Off The Record text chat with Jitsi"

What do people think? Thoughts? Suggested improvements? Ideas for
follow-up episodes? Are such short videos worth pursuing? If yes, how
do we promote them?

Alex
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#2

Very cool and well worth pursuing, I think!

Thoughts:

Overview episode briefly showcasing all cool features.
Replacing "ZRTP" with "encrypted" (both easier and cooler).
Replacing "Off the record" with "encrypted".
Show download link at the end of all videos.
Maybe a small intro for each video pointing out some essential benefits
(open source, encryption by default etc.)

Cheers

Christian

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Am 19.08.2012 18:04, schrieb ix4svs@gmail.com:

Two quick Jitsi video tutorials:

"Your first ZRTP voice call with Jitsi":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBBDHT-_UA
"How to download and install Jitsi": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhmOg0G-Frw

Necessary next episode: "Your first Off The Record text chat with Jitsi"

What do people think? Thoughts? Suggested improvements? Ideas for
follow-up episodes? Are such short videos worth pursuing? If yes, how
do we promote them?

Alex

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#3

Hey Alex,

I've only managed to have a look at the videos now and they are really good!

The only issue I've noticed is the explanation stating that ZRTP takes
long to complete the first time. The delay that is visible in the video
is due to ICE. ZRTP is only a victim of that delay, just as audio. We'll
try to address this in the near future.

I've just resurrected our "User Documentation" page and added your three
videos there. Hopefully this will encourage more contributions.

I wasn't quite sure what name to add for the Ack though. Could you
please have a look and let me know if you'd like me to change it?

Thanks a again!

Emil

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On 19.08.12, 18:04, ix4svs@gmail.com wrote:

Two quick Jitsi video tutorials:

"Your first ZRTP voice call with Jitsi":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBBDHT-_UA
"How to download and install Jitsi": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhmOg0G-Frw

Necessary next episode: "Your first Off The Record text chat with Jitsi"

What do people think? Thoughts? Suggested improvements? Ideas for
follow-up episodes? Are such short videos worth pursuing? If yes, how
do we promote them?

Alex
.

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#4

Great this was much needed! Thanks.

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On 20 August 2012 00:00, <gyges@gmx.net> wrote:

Very cool and well worth pursuing, I think!

Thoughts:

Overview episode briefly showcasing all cool features.
Replacing "ZRTP" with "encrypted" (both easier and cooler).
Replacing "Off the record" with "encrypted".
Show download link at the end of all videos.
Maybe a small intro for each video pointing out some essential benefits
(open source, encryption by default etc.)

Cheers

Christian

Am 19.08.2012 18:04, schrieb ix4svs@gmail.com:
> Two quick Jitsi video tutorials:
>
> "Your first ZRTP voice call with Jitsi":
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBBDHT-_UA
> "How to download and install Jitsi":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhmOg0G-Frw
>
> Necessary next episode: "Your first Off The Record text chat with Jitsi"
>
> What do people think? Thoughts? Suggested improvements? Ideas for
> follow-up episodes? Are such short videos worth pursuing? If yes, how
> do we promote them?
>
> Alex
>


#5

Very cool and well worth pursuing, I think!

Thanks!

New episode "Your first OTR chat with Jitsi" is online:
http://youtu.be/vgx7VSrDGjk

Thoughts:

Overview episode briefly showcasing all cool features.
Replacing "ZRTP" with "encrypted" (both easier and cooler).
Replacing "Off the record" with "encrypted".

I've been mulling with this idea too, but the problem is that you end
up referring to two very different things (giving you different types
of protection) with the same name. "Encryption" is a little bit like
"secure" - way too overloaded and misused a term.

Show download link at the end of all videos.
Maybe a small intro for each video pointing out some essential benefits
(open source, encryption by default etc.)

The goal is to keep these as short and punchy as possible. The vast
majority of people don't know or care about Free Software, and don't
appreciate what "encryption by default" means.

As an example, we were debating whether to even describe fingerprint
verification in the video tutorial. Why? Because it will scare away
many people. It's a counter-intuitive process (who wants to deal with
"fingerprints" and such gobbledygook?), and privacy has so little
value for most people that they simply will not bother with all this.
Implementing the Socialist Millionaire Protocol (part of OTR, see
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/Protocol-v2-3.1.0.html for details) will
make this process slightly less painful for people, but Jitsi has not
implemented this yet. In the end we decided to include manual OTR
fingerprint verification in the tutorial due to the potential danger
of guiding people to fall for a MITM attack.

Also note I'm reluctant to make such claims (encryption by default)
when the OTR implementation of Jitsi has bugs that do not actually
provide encryption by default. The user still needs to click on things
(and of course, nobody does) - see
http://java.net/jira/browse/JITSI-1075.

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On 20 August 2012 00:00, <gyges@gmx.net> wrote:


#6

I created an XMPP account at https://jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register . The page said "new account successfully created". I try to add the account to Jitsi using the following parameters:

server - jit.si
XMPP user name - <my email address>
Port - 5222
Password - <password>
Confirm password - <password>

Jitsi responds: "Unknown XMPP error. Verify that the server name is correct."

I am using Jitsi 1.1.4310.10045. How do I troubleshoot this problem?

Regards,
Peter Walter


#7

Hi,

you just need to enter <XMPP user name>@jit.si and your password, nothing else.

Cheers
damencho

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On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 6:09 AM, PeterWalter <sorolosystems@gmail.com> wrote:

I created an XMPP account at https://jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register .
The page said "new account successfully created". I try to add the account
to Jitsi using the following parameters:

server - jit.si
XMPP user name - <my email address>
Port - 5222
Password - <password>
Confirm password - <password>

Jitsi responds: "Unknown XMPP error. Verify that the server name is
correct."

I am using Jitsi 1.1.4310.10045. How do I troubleshoot this problem?

Regards,
Peter Walter


#8

A) you are in the wrong tab, you try to create an account on the server
but there is one allready so you need to choose the higher radiobutton.
(maybee called existing xmpp-account

B) you should not use <my email address> otherwise you would end up with
an xmpp-accountname of myemail@adress.org@jit.si

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Am 07.11.2012 05:09, schrieb PeterWalter:

I created an XMPP account at
https://jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register . The page said "new
account successfully created". I try to add the account to Jitsi using
the following parameters:

server - jit.si
XMPP user name - <my email address>
Port - 5222
Password - <password>
Confirm password - <password>

Jitsi responds: "Unknown XMPP error. Verify that the server name is
correct."

I am using Jitsi 1.1.4310.10045. How do I troubleshoot this problem?

Regards,
Peter Walter

--
Yannik Völker


#9

Damencho,

Thanks. I think my problem was caused by creating a user name in the format "user@domain" - as an email address - when I should have just used "user". when creating the account. Creating the user account using an email format at https://jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register was successful; perhaps if I had created it through jitsi instead, I would have received (I hope) an error message something like "only digits and letters are supported for user names" or something like that. I don't know java well, but I will have a stab at editing the source to add more meaningful error messages than "Unknown XMPP error. Verify that the server name is correct."

Regards
Peter

Damian Minkov wrote:

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Hi,

you just need to enter <XMPP user name>@jit.si and your password, nothing else.

Cheers
damencho

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 6:09 AM, PeterWalter <sorolosystems@gmail.com> wrote:

I created an XMPP account at https://jitsi.org/index.php/Register/Register .
The page said "new account successfully created". I try to add the account
to Jitsi using the following parameters:

server - jit.si
XMPP user name - <my email address>
Port - 5222
Password - <password>
Confirm password - <password>

Jitsi responds: "Unknown XMPP error. Verify that the server name is
correct."

I am using Jitsi 1.1.4310.10045. How do I troubleshoot this problem?

Regards,
Peter Walter


#10

I have set up separate jit.si accounts for my wife and me. When I dial
her, or vice-vers, it rings at the other end, but when I connect,
nothing.... Neither sound nor video Can you tell me what are the
jit.si settings and encodings so that it will work? Are there
instructions anywhere?

I have no trouble with SIP accounts. They work fine.

Thank you

Pablo