I’m completely new to Jitsi, though I have previously read about the Jitsi desktop software as I was looking for an alternative to Skype under Windows. However, I noticed that it seems to be preferable nowadays to use meet.jit.si within a compatible web browser instead. But I’m trying to find a general user’s guide for meet.ji.si on jitsi.org and I can’t seem to find anything. If it is available, where can I view it? I have already reviewed some documentation on Web-RTC standards but would be interested in some specific info on the meet.jit.si portal. Thanks for any help for me to get started as I feel unsure about where to start.
Sorry to say that, but there is no such description. Jitsi Meet is the preferred way of doing video meetings, peer-to-peer or multiparty, where Jitsi Desktop is the way to go using standard protocols like xmpp for chat(video calls are also available) and sip for audio and video calls.
For Jitsi Meet you just open a link in a browser and share that link with other participants and you all will be in a multi-party conference call. Mobile applications are also available for jitsi-meet.
This is a WebRTC application, all signaling communication is over https (WebRTC in the browsers does not work over http anyway) and all media between clients and the SFU server(jitsi-videobridge) are also encrypted. So any communication between clients and server are encrypted and secured.
There are plenty of readings over the Internet about WebRTC as it is an open standard.
Hope this helps.