This was posted on GitHub ( https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/5323 ) as my first post there but was quickly “closed” and I was told to post here:
It has been extremely frustrating debugging jitsi issues. I usually “never” post (because I’ve always fixed my own issues) but had to create account now since too much frustration with all these dependencies which don’t seem to produce any useful debugging output at least not for jibri.
Just about everything I googled in terms of errors seemed to never have been answered by anyone who really knows this system but just by end users who were really ‘blindly guessing’ in trying to help others, and most such issues I read seemed to not be resolved.
I’d really appreciate a long-term user’s (not vested) honest opinion on the state of this project.
I believe I’ve setup everything correctly. Its on Ubuntu 17.04 following docs and video version as well and regular video conf works. I setup JIBRI but it seems jibri log outputs “nothing” WHEN i get the “Recording failed to start” or the “Live Streaming failed to start” errors inside jitsi-meet conf. session.
Unfortunately without the jibri features for “Live Streaming” RTMP and recording feature I would have to look elsewhere, so hopefully someone who understands the system can offer some help.
Edit: Seems like this is still a company backed product and not just open source in the wild, and so the frustration-latent wording seemed out of place, so apologies for that. (II would though love to see some improvements in error-reporting/diagnostics thx!)