Jitsi is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. We are best known for our Jitsi Meet video conferencing platform, meet.jit.si where we host a Jitsi Meet instance that the community can use for totally free video conferences, and the Jitsi Videobridge that powers all of our multi-party video capabilities. Hello, Could you please point me to the right direction as far as the codes for no mute when we share youtube video please? Since our requirement is in musical training and we need to have the voice over when youtube video is playing.
Jitsi is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. We are best known for our Jitsi Meet video conferencing platform, meet.jit.si where we host a Jitsi Meet instance that the community can use for totally free video conferences , and the Jitsi Videobridge that powers all of our multi-party video capabilities.
The easiest way is to go to meet.jit.si or download one of the mobile apps (Android or iOS).
If you prefer, you can also setup your own Jitsi Meet instance or embed a meet.jit.si room into your own website. See the FAQs below for more information on those options.
Yes. Jitsi is 100% open source and freely available to use and develop with. We also host and run meet.jit.si as a free service.
We have a bunch, but the most popular ones are:
- Jitsi Meet – Secure, Simple and Scalable Video Conferences that you use as a standalone app or embed in your web application
- Jitsi Videobridge – the media server engine (aka Selective Forwarding Unit (SFU)) that powers all of Jitsi’s multi-party video conferences
- Jigasi – a gateway service that connects SIP telephony to a Jitsi Videobridge conference
- Jibri – a broadcaster and recorder used for saving video call recordings and streaming to YouTube Live
- Jidesha – a Chrome and Firefox extension for screensharing
You can see all of our projects on our github page – https://github.com/jitsi
Jitsi Meet includes many features and we are constantly adding more. Some of the main ones are:
- Auto-view the active speaker or click on any attendee to see their video
- Android and iOS apps
- Text chatting (web only)
- Lock a room with a password
- Screen sharing (if jidesha is setup, only required in Chrome)
- Streaming a conference to YouTube live (if Jibri is configured)
- Shared text document based on Etherpad
- Raise/Lower your hand for attention
- Participant talk-time statistics
- Push-to-talk mode
- Play a YouTube video to all attendees call
- Audio-only option
- Telephone dial-in to a conference (if Jigasi is setup)
- Dial-out to a telephone participant (if Jigasi is setup)
- Integration in other apps / websites
Jitsi Meet also includes statistics and integrations features and a callstats.io integration to help developers. Make sure to use meet.jit.si to see the latest features.
Yes. The easiest way to record is to live stream your conference to YouTube and access the recording there. You can try this now on meet.jit.si. Self-installed Jitsi Meet deployments will need to setup Jibri to do this.
Yes, Jitsi offers a telephony interface that allows users to dial into a conference or for placing dial-out reminder calls. You can try this on meet.jit.si. Self-installed Jitsi Meet deployments will need to setup and configure Jigasi with a SIP provider to connect to the phone network.
We are fortunate that our friends at 8×8 fully fund the project. 8×8 uses Jitsi technology in products like Virtual Office. The open source community and meet.jit.si service help to make Jitsi better, which makes 8×8 products better, which helps to further fund Jitsi. This virtuous cycle has worked well in the past and should continue to for many years to come.
Setting up Jitsi Meet is a simple experience for those that are familiar with Unix installations. For Debian-based systems, we recommend following the quick-install document, which uses the package system. You can also see a demonstration of the process in this tutorial video.
For other systems, or if you wish to install all components manually, see the detailed manual installation instructions.
Yes, Jitsi Meet has an External API that can be used to embed an existing Jits Meet instance into any webpage with just a few lines of code. Many of Meet’s options can be changed via configuration file. Web developers can even actively control the conference with a variety of commands and events. You can do this with your own self-installed instance or run it from meet.jit.si – no server installation required. See here for more on the Jitsi Meet External API.
Yes, Jitsi Meet can be compiled as an SDK and embedded into Android and iOS apps. You can find instructions on how to do that here:
Neither the immediate Jitsi team or 8×8 provide commercial support for Jitsi. Jitsi does enjoy a large developer community with many development shops and individuals that provide support and commercial development services. If you need paid help, we recommend you do a search or post a request on our Community Forum in the paid-word category: https://community.jitsi.org/c/users/paid-work
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Jitsi Desktop, formerly known as the SIP Communicator and briefly known as just “Jitsi”, is a VoIP and instant messaging application. This was the Jitsi team’s first project that originated way back in 2003.
Jitsi’s video conferencing capabilities evolved out of this original project. Jitsi Desktop is no longer actively maintained by the Jitsi team under 8×8; but it is still maintained, by the community.
The Jitsi Community Forum is best place to go for all kinds of discussion on Jitsi projects.
There are many free Zoom alternatives you can use to facilitate real-time communication within your online learning courses. We’ve covered how to use the free open source Meet.Jit.si web application and how to install a private Jitsi instance on Ubuntu Server. Notable features include the fact that it doesn’t require creating an account to use it and there are apps available for Apple, Android, and desktop systems.
Moodle learning management system (LMS) administrators can integrate password-protected Jitsi video conference rooms directly into classrooms with the mod_jitsi Moodle plugin. Below we’ll cover how to:
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Configure the mod_jitsi Moodle Plugin
- Log into the Moodle as an administrator.
- Visit Moodle.org/plugins/mod_jitsi.
- Install the mod_jitsi Moodle plugin. To configure Jitsi during the installation process, skip to step 7 below.
- To configure Jitsi after the initial plugin installation, select Site Administration on the left.
- At the top, select Plugins.
- Scroll down and select Jitsi.
- For Domain (jitsi_domain), you can use the default meet.jit.si or a Jitsi instance installed elsewhere. If you use meet.jit.si, you should password-protect meetings to prevent anyone from guessing and entering your meeting URL.
- Type Help text (jitsi_help) which shows beside the Access button in Jitsi “activities” you’ll create within Moodle courses. Consider adding resource links on how to use Jitsi such as the official Jitsi Meet Handbook (in progress as of July 2020) and who to contact with broadcast issues.
- Set ID User (jitsi_id) for Jitsi classroom attendees as username, first and last name, or alias.
- The Separator (jitsi_separator) between the session name fields can be a period (.), dash (-), underscore (_), or empty space. Change per your preference.
- Up to three Session name fields (jitsi_sesionname) can be used as part of the video conference room URL – course shortname, session ID, and session name. Hold Ctrl to select more than one.
- You can enable the Security Button (jitsi_securitybutton) to add a password during the session. To secure all Jitsi rooms with the same password beforehand, consider using the Password option below instead.
- Enable Invite Options (jitsi_invitebuttons) for additional options to easily share the meeting URL and dial-in information externally.
- Specify maximum Simultaneous cameras (jitsi_channellastcam) to set how many recent participants are shown at once. Use
-1to remove the limit.
- Enable Youtube Streaming (jitsi_livebutton) for moderators.
- You can enable the background Blur option (jitsi_blurbutton) beta feature.
- Decide whether to show the YouTube sharing option (jitsi_shareyoutube).
- Change the Watermark Link (jitsi_watermarklink) to your e-learning website.
- Specify whether participants Finish and Return to the course once the Jitsi session ends.
- Set a Password (jitsi_password) to secure Jitsi sessions from outsiders (highly recommended if using meet.jit.si).
- Set Token configuration with App_ID (jitsi_app_id) and Secret (jitsi_secret) if required on a private Jitsi server.
- Save changes.
Add Jitsi in Moodle Courses
After you configure mod_jitsi, you can add Jitsi in Moodle courses as activities.
- While logged into the Moodle administrator dashboard, select Site home on the left.
- Select a course.
- On the right, select Turn Editing on.
- Under a section or topic, select + Add an activity or resource.
- Select the Jitsi button.
- Add a session name and configure the room as needed.
- Select Save and display to see how the section looks live.
- You’ll see the Jitsi activity session name, session description, and the Help (jitsi_help) text from the Jitsi plugin settings. Click the Access button.
- On the next page, you’ll be able to copy the Jitsi meeting URL, enable your mic and webcam, and join the meeting. Select Join meeting.
- Your Jitsi meeting may offer different options depending on your Jitsi plugin settings. By default, users will be able to:
• Share their screen
• Raise their hand
• Open a text chatroom
• Enable mic and camera
• Adjust video quality
• View speaker stats (time)
- Click the red phone icon on the bottom center to close the Jitsi meeting.
Do you have questions about how to do something in Jitsi to enhance your online learning platform? Let us know in the Community Support Center.