Muting streams

We are testing jitsi meet hosted on our amazon server for multiparty conference. We are trying to enable the host participant in the room to mute selected participants of the room(that is, stop selected participants from sending their video stream to the media server, but keep their connection alive) and unmute when required. In a multiparty conference this may allow unmuted participants to stream their video to everyone else, but muted participants will not stream their video althrough they receive the video from unmuted participants.

Question is: Is there any built-in api available that we can use to this functionality by muting one or more participants in a room? If not any points to where we should think of changing the code.

We do have this functionality available, but it comes with 2 caveats:

  • it’s only for audio
  • the user can unmute themselves