Setting up connection to XMPP

apologies if this has already been covered but I have searched for quite a while now with no success.

I have downloaded jitsi on windows desktop. I want to test with a friend that we can connect to a common XMPP server through it and video call. I am getting stuck - soooo many options yet I can’t seem to navigate fully through any.

My ideal setup would be:#

  • jitsi on desktop
  • public XMPP server (I have tried some, e.g. xabber but can’t figure how to use past setting up account)
  • add account/users to servers and allow others to login using this so I can setup a group and we can video chat

has anyone else either managed to work out how to do this or figured out another way…I’m open to suggestions!

thanks in advance!