Sounds like a good service. A question, from the Best Practices page: "Research has shown that bits and pieces of encrypted conversations can be recovered if the parties are using a 'variable rate' codec. While you don't need to know what that means, you do need to make sure your client uses a fixed rate codec when you're doing encrypted chats. We recommend iLBC as it's lightweight and offers good quality." In Jitsi, not being too technical, I presume that the Tools > Options > then encodings in Video and Audio section need to be un checked -- do you know which ones are fixed rate so only those will be left checked, or where on the web is a good resource to look up and find that answer?
Generally, I wouldn't uncheck everything as it could cause problems negotiating a codec with your friends. Instead, I'd move iLBC to the top of your list and follow that up with other non vbr codecs, followed by the others. That way, if your friend doesn't have any of the non vbr codecs, you have the vbr ones to fall back on.
I'm fairly sure Jitsi supports a few non vbr codecs. It's actually been a question I've been meaning to ask on this list just to clarify. I *believe* the codecs listed with bitrates next to them are non vbr. Emil, can you confirm?
As to a list of codecs, I have a site with a very good discussion of them. I'll dig it up and post it tomorrow.
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