[jitsi-users] webrtc display options


#1

Hi Jitsi devs

I've just tried the videobridge webrtc client under Linux/Chromium and it
worked great! I'm impressed as this is the first time I've had any real
success with webrtc and this is also the first viable open source
alternative to Skype and Hangouts that I've tried.

I have a few questions:

Are there any (planned) display options for the webrtc client? For example,
what if you wanted to disable the maximising of the current speakers video
stream and instead display everyones video feed at a fixed/equal size?

Can you use the desktop clients to connect to a webrtc hosted session?

What is the max. number of participants in a Jitsi VB video conference?

Thanks!

Dan


#2

Hey Dan,

Hi Jitsi devs

I've just tried the videobridge webrtc client under Linux/Chromium and it
worked great! I'm impressed as this is the first time I've had any real
success with webrtc and this is also the first viable open source
alternative to Skype and Hangouts that I've tried.

Thanks for your kind words! Appreciated!

I have a few questions:

Are there any (planned) display options for the webrtc client? For example,
what if you wanted to disable the maximising of the current speakers video
stream and instead display everyones video feed at a fixed/equal size?

We have had discussions about implementing layouts but we don't have
immediate plans for this. Of course, someone may always end up
contributing.

Can you use the desktop clients to connect to a webrtc hosted session?

I don't understand this question. The Jitsi Meet WebRTC client can
only created and connect to Jitsi Meet hosted WebRTC conferences.

What is the max. number of participants in a Jitsi VB video conference?

There's no limitation at the bridge but we have noticed that it is
hard to get Chrome to display more than 20 videos simultaneously.

We are working on finishing our Last N feature, which will mean that
we only show a subset of the participants and with that feature we
should be able to go to much higher numbers (i.e. in the hundreds).

Emil

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On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Dan MacDonald <allcoms@gmail.com> wrote:

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#3

Hi Emil

> Can you use the desktop clients to connect to a webrtc hosted session?

I don't understand this question. The Jitsi Meet WebRTC client can
only created and connect to Jitsi Meet hosted WebRTC conferences.

You pretty much answered it anyway. At first I thought the JVB downloads
were desktop clients when really they are plugins for XMPP servers.

I presume that the only way to use JVB as an end user is via the webrtc
interface right?

Thanks

Dan


#4

Not necessarily. Jitsi also supports Jitsi Videobridge conferences
although for the time being, the WebRTC version works better.

Emil

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On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:27 AM, Dan MacDonald <allcoms@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Emil

> Can you use the desktop clients to connect to a webrtc hosted session?

I don't understand this question. The Jitsi Meet WebRTC client can
only created and connect to Jitsi Meet hosted WebRTC conferences.

You pretty much answered it anyway. At first I thought the JVB downloads
were desktop clients when really they are plugins for XMPP servers.

I presume that the only way to use JVB as an end user is via the webrtc
interface right?

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https://jitsi.org