[jitsi-users] OS X Client Doesn't Release Webcam


#1

Under Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 running under Mac OS X 10.6.8 with a Logitech
C910 webcam, the blue LED lights that indicate the camera is active remain
on after a video call has been terminated. Other video chat clients (e.g.
Skype, iChat, Google Talk plugin) do not behave this way.

George W. Maschke
http://www.georgemaschke.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/georgemaschke
Skype: georgemaschke
Tel/SMS: +1 424 835 1225


#2

Hey George,

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On 22.05.12 16:57, George Maschke wrote:

Under Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 running under Mac OS X 10.6.8 with a Logitech
C910 webcam, the blue LED lights that indicate the camera is active
remain on after a video call has been terminated. Other video chat
clients (e.g. Skype, iChat, Google Talk plugin) do not behave this way.

This problem has been resolved recently and is already available in the
latest nightly builds. Could you please try there?

Emil

P.S. How's the C910 working for you on Mac with Jitsi btw?


#3

Thanks, Emil!

I'm now running the latest nightly build, and next time I have a video
chat, I'll confirm resolution of the issue. On the Mac, the C910 is working
okay with Jitsi. Audio is great, but video performance is suboptimal.
Definitely not as fluid as under the Google Talk plugin for Chrome. Frames
get dropped, sometimes the other party just sees a distorted outline of me
for a while. I observe the same issues from the other party, who is using a
standard definition webcam.

George W. Maschke
http://www.georgemaschke.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/georgemaschke
Skype: georgemaschke
Tel/SMS: +1 424 835 1225

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On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:

Hey George,

On 22.05.12 16:57, George Maschke wrote:
> Under Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 running under Mac OS X 10.6.8 with a Logitech
> C910 webcam, the blue LED lights that indicate the camera is active
> remain on after a video call has been terminated. Other video chat
> clients (e.g. Skype, iChat, Google Talk plugin) do not behave this way.

This problem has been resolved recently and is already available in the
latest nightly builds. Could you please try there?

Emil

P.S. How's the C910 working for you on Mac with Jitsi btw?


#4

Hi,

I am seeing the same on WinXP Dell notebook with integrated webcam. Just
opening Options->Video page with video preview is enough to get the
webcam enabled, and never disabled (not even after exiting jitsi).

Updating to 1.1-nightly.build.4023 didn't help.

Thanks

Tomas

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On 22.5.2012 17:01, Emil Ivov wrote:

Hey George,

On 22.05.12 16:57, George Maschke wrote:

Under Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 running under Mac OS X 10.6.8 with a Logitech
C910 webcam, the blue LED lights that indicate the camera is active
remain on after a video call has been terminated. Other video chat
clients (e.g. Skype, iChat, Google Talk plugin) do not behave this way.

This problem has been resolved recently and is already available in the
latest nightly builds. Could you please try there?

Emil

P.S. How's the C910 working for you on Mac with Jitsi btw?


#5

Thanks, Emil!

I'm now running the latest nightly build, and next time I have a video
chat, I'll confirm resolution of the issue. On the Mac, the C910 is
working okay with Jitsi. Audio is great, but video performance is
suboptimal. Definitely not as fluid as under the Google Talk plugin for
Chrome. Frames get dropped, sometimes the other party just sees a
distorted outline of me for a while. I observe the same issues from the
other party, who is using a standard definition webcam.

Well this sounds like a network issue. Any idea what your upstream
capabilities are?

Alternately it could be an issue with your bandwidth cap in the video
settings. Try increasing it to 500 for example and see if this changes
anything.

Cheers,
Emil

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On 22.05.12 17:26, George Maschke wrote:

George W. Maschke
http://www.georgemaschke.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/georgemaschke
Skype: georgemaschke
Tel/SMS: +1 424 835 1225

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org > <mailto:emcho@jitsi.org>> wrote:

    Hey George,

    On 22.05.12 16:57, George Maschke wrote:
    > Under Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 running under Mac OS X 10.6.8 with a
    Logitech
    > C910 webcam, the blue LED lights that indicate the camera is active
    > remain on after a video call has been terminated. Other video chat
    > clients (e.g. Skype, iChat, Google Talk plugin) do not behave this
    way.

    This problem has been resolved recently and is already available in the
    latest nightly builds. Could you please try there?

    Emil

    P.S. How's the C910 working for you on Mac with Jitsi btw?

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#6

Hey Tomas,

Could you please open a ticket for this? Adding logs would also be helpful!

Thanks,
Emil

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On 22.05.12 17:44, Tomas Kopal wrote:

Hi,

I am seeing the same on WinXP Dell notebook with integrated webcam. Just
opening Options->Video page with video preview is enough to get the
webcam enabled, and never disabled (not even after exiting jitsi).

Updating to 1.1-nightly.build.4023 didn't help.

Thanks

Tomas

On 22.5.2012 17:01, Emil Ivov wrote:

Hey George,

On 22.05.12 16:57, George Maschke wrote:

Under Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 running under Mac OS X 10.6.8 with a Logitech
C910 webcam, the blue LED lights that indicate the camera is active
remain on after a video call has been terminated. Other video chat
clients (e.g. Skype, iChat, Google Talk plugin) do not behave this way.

This problem has been resolved recently and is already available in the
latest nightly builds. Could you please try there?

Emil

P.S. How's the C910 working for you on Mac with Jitsi btw?

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31