[jitsi-users] Re: instructions for setting up videobridge server


#1

What does jitsi-videobridge do exactly?
It seems to be an XMPP component that helps save bandwidth for video streams. If I run an ejabberd server on my network would I need to use jitsi-videobridge with ejabberd in order to take advantage of the advanced video conferencing features?
Emil said I didn't need to. So is jitsi-videobridge included in the "jitsi" application source as an xmpp component? If so then the same would apply to openfire. So what's the purpose of the separate jitsi-videobridge software and the openfire plugin described above?

Sorry for these novice questions but I've just started to migrate from an early 1.1 custom jitsi code to the latest 2.1 and I'm trying to catch up with the latest development features (you've worked a lot!).

Maybe I've missed it but I haven't found any information regarding jitsi-videobridge on the jitsi.org web site.

Thanks,

Vieri

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--- On Thu, 3/7/13, Boris Grozev <boris@jitsi.org> wrote:

Having listened to Emils great talks at FOSDEM, I am interested in
running a local videobridge server for experimenting.

This is the way I setup my sandbox:1. Configure openfire to accept a
jitsi-videobridge component with a preshared secret2. Checkout
jitsi-videobridge (on the same machine as openfire, in my case) and
build it with 'ant compile'
3. Run jitsi-videobridge withant run -D'run.arg.line=--secret=SECRET
--min-port=MIN_PORT --max-port=MAX_PORT --host=OPENFIRE_HOSTNAME
--port=OPENFIRE_COMPONENT_PORT '


#2

Hey Vieri,

Having listened to Emils great talks at FOSDEM, I am interested
in running a local videobridge server for experimenting.

This is the way I setup my sandbox:1. Configure openfire to accept
a jitsi-videobridge component with a preshared secret2. Checkout
jitsi-videobridge (on the same machine as openfire, in my case) and
build it with 'ant compile' 3. Run jitsi-videobridge withant run
-D'run.arg.line=--secret=SECRET --min-port=MIN_PORT
--max-port=MAX_PORT --host=OPENFIRE_HOSTNAME
--port=OPENFIRE_COMPONENT_PORT '

What does jitsi-videobridge do exactly?

It relays RTP for video and it mixes audio.

It seems to be an XMPP component that helps save bandwidth for video
streams. If I run an ejabberd server on my network would I need to
use jitsi-videobridge with ejabberd in order to take advantage of the
advanced video conferencing features?

You better have it yes. If you don't then you will just be able to run
ad-hoc video conferences which would require the organiser of the
conference to have sufficiant bandwidth.

Emil said I didn't need to.

I didn't really say this :). I did answer a question from you telling
you that you wouldn't need to write any ejabberd specific code to
connect jitsi-videobridge to the XMPP server. However, you would still
need to configure your ejabberd server to accept the connection from the
bridge and you'd then need to run it and connect it.

So is jitsi-videobridge included in the
"jitsi" application source as an xmpp component?

No, it's a separate application.

If so then the same
would apply to openfire. So what's the purpose of the separate
jitsi-videobridge software and the openfire plugin described above?

Sorry for these novice questions but I've just started to migrate
from an early 1.1 custom jitsi code to the latest 2.1 and I'm trying
to catch up with the latest development features (you've worked a
lot!).

No problem at all! :slight_smile:

Maybe I've missed it but I haven't found any information regarding
jitsi-videobridge on the jitsi.org web site.

Indeed there isn't any. It's on our todo list though.

Cheers,
Emil

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On 07.03.13, 16:49, Vieri wrote:

--- On Thu, 3/7/13, Boris Grozev <boris@jitsi.org> wrote:

Thanks,

Vieri

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#3

OK, now I get it!

Thanks!

Vieri

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--- On Sun, 3/10/13, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:

I didn't really say this :). I did answer a question from
you telling
you that you wouldn't need to write any ejabberd specific
code to
connect jitsi-videobridge to the XMPP server. However, you
would still
need to configure your ejabberd server to accept the
connection from the
bridge and you'd then need to run it and connect it.


#4

Hi

First, thanks for this great great software :-).

I have connected openfire (jabber server) to Active Directory in my
company. Then I have installed jitsi 2 in Ubuntu Linux 12.10, 12.04, Mac
OS and Ms Windows 7.

Jitsi connect correctly to OpenFire Server. OK.

I have made some groups in Active Directory --> I have shared the group
in Openfire --> The group is correctly showed in Jitsi with all the
members (connecter o not) --> OK

But

I have some users in different groups. When I share the group in
Openfire --> Jitsi delete the user in the other groups and the user is
only showed in the last shared group.

Jitsi have some limits with the use of groups? or I can configure some
settings in jitsi to show the same user in all the groups that the user
is member?

Please, I need that settings if it is possible to configure them.

Thanks

PD: sorry for my english

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#5

Jitsi does not support the display of one and the same user in multiple groups.

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2013/3/11 Francisco J. Bejarano <francisco.bejarano@openknowledgenetwork.com>:

Jitsi have some limits with the use of groups? or I can configure some
settings in jitsi to show the same user in all the groups that the user
is member?


#6

Adding to that, Jitsi does indeed show uses only once but it certainly
doesn't delete anything! Your contacts are safe! :slight_smile:

--sent from my mobile

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On Mar 11, 2013 5:39 AM, "Lyubomir Marinov" <lyubomir.marinov@jitsi.org> wrote:

2013/3/11 Francisco J. Bejarano <
francisco.bejarano@openknowledgenetwork.com>:
> Jitsi have some limits with the use of groups? or I can configure some
> settings in jitsi to show the same user in all the groups that the user
> is member?

Jitsi does not support the display of one and the same user in multiple
groups.


#7

OK.

I have been testing Jitsi, Pidgin, Spark...

Pidgin support this feature.

Do you know if this feature could be developped in near future?

Thanks

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Responsable de Sistemas
Dpt. Sistemas e Infraestructuras
Open Knowledge Network S.L.
francisco.bejarano@openknowledgenetwork.com
Tel. (+34) 902 534 004
Fax. (+34) 917 266 476
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El 11/03/13 11:05, Emil Ivov escribi�:

Adding to that, Jitsi does indeed show uses only once but it certainly
doesn't delete anything! Your contacts are safe! :slight_smile:

--sent from my mobile

On Mar 11, 2013 5:39 AM, "Lyubomir Marinov" > <lyubomir.marinov@jitsi.org <mailto:lyubomir.marinov@jitsi.org>> wrote:

    2013/3/11 Francisco J. Bejarano
    <francisco.bejarano@openknowledgenetwork.com
    <mailto:francisco.bejarano@openknowledgenetwork.com>>:
    > Jitsi have some limits with the use of groups? or I can
    configure some
    > settings in jitsi to show the same user in all the groups that
    the user
    > is member?

    Jitsi does not support the display of one and the same user in
    multiple groups.


#8

OK.

I have been testing Jitsi, Pidgin, Spark...

Pidgin support this feature.

Do you know if this feature could be developped in near future?

It certainly could. It's not trivial though so unfortunately I can't
give you an ETA.

Cheers,
Emil

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On 11.03.13, 09:13, Francisco J. Bejarano wrote:

Thanks

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Open Knowledge Network S.L.
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Tel. (+34) 902 534 004
Fax. (+34) 917 266 476
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El 11/03/13 11:05, Emil Ivov escribió:

Adding to that, Jitsi does indeed show uses only once but it certainly
doesn't delete anything! Your contacts are safe! :slight_smile:

--sent from my mobile

On Mar 11, 2013 5:39 AM, "Lyubomir Marinov" >> <lyubomir.marinov@jitsi.org <mailto:lyubomir.marinov@jitsi.org>> wrote:

    2013/3/11 Francisco J. Bejarano
    <francisco.bejarano@openknowledgenetwork.com
    <mailto:francisco.bejarano@openknowledgenetwork.com>>:
    > Jitsi have some limits with the use of groups? or I can
    configure some
    > settings in jitsi to show the same user in all the groups that
    the user
    > is member?

    Jitsi does not support the display of one and the same user in
    multiple groups.

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https://jitsi.org