Google Project Zero security examination of WebRTC: https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2018/12/adventures-in-video-conferencing-part-1.html

WebRTC is the “new web browser based video conferencing kid on the block” and it is pretty cool:

Alternatives:

Audio only but Mumble / Plumble is pretty nice:

back to WebRTC:

One WebRTC implementation is jitsi.

The underlying technology is developed at Google and OpenSource (src)?

Original author(s) Justin Uberti / Peter Thatcher

Interesting… what you do is think about a channel-name and send the link to someone you want to video conference with:

in fact you can click on this link right now: X-D it is definitely a pretty cool and definitely privacy wise better alternative to Skype also for big businesses.

https://meet.jit.si/YourChannelName

(they are running it on AWS (Amazon Web Services) and the speed of the server seems to highly fluctuate)

also well implemented, if you open the link on a mobile device it will automatically tell you “there is an app that works much better”(for Huawai Samsung Android  / for Apple IPhone IPad)

(the official download site just links to the device specific app stores)

but the browser based version works pretty well on decent fast laptops (i3 or i5) with webcam integrated on Firefox or Chrome. (i hope Firefox can keep it’s WebRTC support up and running 🙂 would be great 🙂 (so no Chrome-Fallback is needed).

You can also download the app here: JitsiMeet_1.20.111_111.apk

checksum: JitsiMeet_1.20.111_111.apk.sha512sum

checksum: JitsiMeet_1.20.111_111.apk.sha256sum

You can even have your own videoconferencing server! 🙂

(heavily based on java i hope it stays fully OpenSource)

not sure if this jitsi desktop program is still maintained and works:

Hey they have a new one! Desktop Version -> https://desktop.jitsi.org/Main/Download#stableline (for Debian/Ubuntu but also rpms for Fedora/RedHat/CentOS! NICE)

so my idea is… jitsi is that cool open source, multi platform chat and video + audio conference tool that you can even use with/over google hangout… so it uses their servers but encrypts your stuff? (not sure!) 😀

“scalable and secure multi party video conference”

To use our debian/ubuntu stable repository:

install the Jitsi repository key onto your system

wget -qO – https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-key.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add –

create sources.list.d file with the repository

sudo sh -c “echo ‘deb https://download.jitsi.org stable/’ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list”

update your package list

sudo apt-get -y update

install Jitsi

sudo apt-get -y install jitsi

Related Links:

https://list.jabber.at/
https://jitsi.org/Main/DebianRepository

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