Meet.jit.si: conference unusable with Chrome, audio issues with Firefox

As part of my Jul 6th 6:30PM-8PM EDT event with about 15 participants to test Jitsi a user Joe submitted this report:

Role: Meeting Attendee

Machine Description: Each attempt to log in was used 2019 Lenovo 300e (2 – in 1 business laptop/tablet). Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3450 2.2Ghz, 4GB DDR4, 64GB.

Summary :

  • User attempted to log in using two separate browsers Google Chrome and Firefox;
  • Browsers were used independent of each other;
  • Google Chrome was completely inoperable – inoperable meaning that the screen appeared but froze shortly after entering an existing Jitsi conference;
  • Firefox was functional but problematic - sound quality ranged somewhere between poor to completely dysfunctional;
  • All users found the video and sound quality to be subpar and participants were unwilling to try and build something

Note: User was able to connect through Pixal 3 Android phone without any difficulties.

Google Chrome
Date: July 6, 2020
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Operating System: Windows 10 S/Pro
Browser: Google Chrome
Version: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Tool: JITSI Meet version 1.6

  • Google chrome has not been functional on July 6, 2020 at 6:30;
  • Google chrome was not functional on three occasions over the past 60 days; Note: user only made 3 attempts to use Jitsi meet

Date: July 7, 2020
Time: 8:51pm
Operating System: Windows 10 S/Pro
Browser: Google Chrome

  • User was able to access the web page create a conference by typing a long string of jibberish
  • Video quality was fuzzy

Firefox
Date: July 6, 2020
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Operating System: Windows 10 S/Pro
Browser: Firefox
Version: 77
Tool: JITSI Meet version 1.6

  • Video quality was subpar and as one participant mentioned it was “uneven”
  • Screen appears once logging in
  • Number of meeting participants did not appear to impact the Jitsi meet performance;
  • Feedback/echo while conferencing with 15 other users;
  • When the web camera was shut off for all meeting attendees there appeared to be not as much feedback
  • There was a lag in the audio;
  • Lag occurred when host shared video;
  • Multiple users had difficulty sharing their screen;
  • Jitsi meet worked once through the computer in July;
  • When meeting attendee was trying to share their screen in-browser, the camera becomes recursive