We’ve been using meet to broadcast a weekly webcast for the Greek EV community for a couple of years now (you can find our channel here), broadcasting directly to YouTube through meet. We’ve been using the “share video…” option to broadcast our opening clip as well as to share additional YouTube content to our audience during the show.
However, it’s been a few weeks that something has broken, or you did a change that we haven’t been able to identify yet. When sharing the YouTube video in meet, seems like the YouTube proxy user doesn’t get any video input from YouTube, meaning it doesn’t get through to the broadcast. It used to just default to full-screen video playback up until recently. Here’s the first show that caught us by surprise. You can see how it was working properly by watching most of our older episodes.
I am also noticing that screen sharing from the iOS app, also doesn’t seem to get through to the YouTube proxy.
afaik, when streaming to YouTube, there’s a YouTube “proxy” user that connects to the conference. The stream gets over to YouTube though this “proxy” participant. At least, that’s how I understand it. It doesn’t make sense to share a screenshot. It’s just that the shared video doesn’t play on YouTube. We could set up a conference any time as a test. Happens every time, at least on my side.
As mentioned above, at this episode it doesn’t work properly. There was no into movie broadcasted to YouTube. Prior episodes have the proper intro video correctly broadcasted.
By “YouTube proxy user” I refer to the dummy user that broadcasts the meeting over to YouTube when you’ve started a live stream. For live broadcasting. Only THEN does the problem occur, and ONLY for the broadcast; all other users in the meeting are experiencing the shared video as expected.
So, to reproduce the issue, you’ll have to follow these steps:
join the meeting with minimum 2 participants
start broadcasting to YouTube by selecting “start live stream”
But this is reproducible without jibri(this is the service that broadcast to YouTube). Open two participants on meet.jit.si and share the video from A and B is seeing it in the thumbnail, that is a bug.
Can you open an issue on jitsi-meet project for it?
afaik, I agree with saghul, shared videos always play in stage mode, as it should. I don’t see any different behavior on this one; only problem is that the video doesn’t get over to jibri to be broadcasted to youtube.
Yes. But I’m woth two participants and switched to tile view manually in order to test this scenario
I’m not testing with jibri but with two participants and the video is visible but in thumbnail, but for jibri this is like not visible as it cannot switch automatically.
I know Jaya was looking at it at some point yesterday.
Yes. The shared video is almost NEVER visible to Jibri, switching between tiled/stage view kind of changes something, but nothing optimal. We also usually have “everybody follows me” turned on, because we want the conference to broadcast only in tile view. But shared videos always used to automatically switch to staged view, for both participants as well as jibri. Jibri is now completely broken. No video. Only audio fyi.
I don’t know what’s going on here… Just tried with two participants, one desktop and one mobile, streaming to youtube through jibri, shared a video, and while both participants see the video on stage, the stream STILL gets no video. Actually, it seems like the video is playing on the background, because I can see a vertical stripe of it.
So, no, it’s not working on my side. The YouTube stream through jibri doesn’t get a video playback.
… [ten minutes later]…
OK… I think I am getting somewhere… If you don’t have ANY active video streams (i.e. cameras enabled) on ANY participant, then it works fine even on jibri. However, if the participants have cameras enabled, strange things happen over to jibri. See attached image.
That’s a good finding, thanks for digging in. I will re-do my tests tomorrow, I think I was without any video… But I think this is a known issue that came in after aome refactoring around whiteboard feature, we will be working on a fix. I will confirm tomorrow.