Hi, I would like to find out about options for recording a group video call
and the possibility to use an existing instance of Jitsi in the short-term
rather than setting it up on my own server.
I'm part of a group of people trying to get some regular video conferences
going, looking at particular themes of governance, organisation, finance etc
in open organisations (those that seek to produce commons, empower people and
find more democratic ways of organising).
Just to give you an idea, here is a sample of the organisations involved:
Enspiral - http://enspiral.com
Open Source Circular Economy Days - https://oscedays.org
Collaborative Technology Alliance -
Edgeryders - http://edgeryders.eu
Robin Hood - http://robinhoodcoop.org
OuiShare - http://ouishare.net
Our idea is to have informal 'panel discussions' of ~6-8 representatives of
such organisations, talking about a topic for an hour. This call is recorded,
then transcribed and used as the starting point for further discussions,
podcasts, free culture publications etc.
We don't have a 'home' for these talks yet and I just want to prototype it
first to see if it works - I have used Google Hangouts for this kind of thing
in the past, but of course I would love to use a F/LOSS solution like Jitsi
instead - I have been using Jitsi Meet for a lot of calls recently and it has
All of us involved are flat-out busy with our individual projects right now
so are looking for the most time & energy efficient solution.
While I will look into setting up Jitsi Videobridge for OSCEdays in June (we
used Hangouts last year, not ideal: https://oscedays.org/documentation-2015),
I don't have the capacity to organize it now.
So I would like to ask if the Jitsi community has any suggestions for
existing F/LOSS solutions which can be used right now for hosting and
recording these video conferences.
There's no 'record' function in Jitsi Meet, right? And I'm uncertain if
recording my screen & sound with ffmpeg will be reliable. Any suggestions you
can offer would be greatly appreciated!