Question why these are not the defaults

Apologies if this is not the correct category to ask the following questions, but I would like to know why the following are not the defaults:

  1. xmpp-websocket
  2. vp9 codec

I am asking to weigh in the post configuration effort after a default install or if configuring these two options/features will just introduce instability in a default stable version install.

Thanks in advance

Welcome to the community!

Work is still being done on the mobile end to support this so while it works perfectly on web, it cannot be set as the default.

VP9 is new-ish in the out-of-the-box Jitsi environment and it still has a few quirks that are being worked on. VP8 on the other hand, has been ruggedly used for years and for the most part has proved consistently stable. So it makes sense to keep it as the default and let people opt to use VP9.

Hello @Freddie,
Thank you for the reply and the explanation.
I’ll opt out on the xmpp-websocket for the moment but will use vp9 as I have not experienced any issues with vp9 as of this writing.

Kind regards