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What is Jitsi?

Jitsi (acquired by 8x8) is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting.
Jitsi is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.
Jitsi is an open source tool with 3.8K GitHub stars and 949 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Jitsi's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Jitsi?

10 companies reportedly use Jitsi in their tech stacks, including our-stack, Sokhan, and DevOps.

229 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Jitsi.
Pros of Jitsi
Open Source
Entirely free conferencing
Unlimited time
Accessible from browser
Desktop, app and browser tab sharing
WebRTC standard
Secure & encrypted video conference
Great API to develop with
Live stream to youtube
Dial-In and Dial-Out via SIP
Full HD
FSB Approved
Share youtube videos in conference
Easy installation and good support
Decisions about Jitsi

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Jitsi in their tech stack.

Shared insights

A common issue with Zoom is the "half-duplex" operation, where only one person can speak at a time, and another person speaking will cause an interrupt and take control. Hence the infernal mute button is so needed. Does Jitsi allow for a "full-duplex" communication to occur? An example scenario is two people singing a duet, which is impossible on a Zoom call.

Many Thanks, Garry

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Shared insights

For weeks I have been researching to find an open source video conferencing platform that allows integration from native clients. I am working on a solution that would need to communicate from a native app via a windows dll (at least initially). Ultimately, I want any OS to talk to it natively. A lot of platforms provide the JavaScript interface (like Jitsi) but wrapping this in a windows dll is both complicated and has a huge footprint. What open source video conference servers are available that have native windows clients that can be packaged in a DLL?

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Rizwan anwer Fancy
Sr.Software Developer at IXS Solution · | 3 upvotes · 16.7K views
Shared insights

We are working with both the tools and have integrated them with our Application. But, the problem I face is that Jitsi meetings have voice distortion and disconnection issues, while Zoom is pretty good. Should I go with Zoom, or is there any solution for the distortion problems in Jitsi?

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Richard Roberts
Director at Nightingale Bikes Ltd · | 4 upvotes · 55.7K views
Shared insights

I'm thinking about video blogging and perhaps podcasting as well as team video conferencing. Can Jitsi do all of that?

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Jitsi's Features

  • Web, Android, iOS, React-native, and Electron apps
  • Ubuntu and Debian Packages install in minutes
  • Customize with config files or change the code

Jitsi Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Jitsi?
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose.
It is a WebRTC media server and a set of client APIs making simple the development of advanced video applications for WWW and smartphone platforms. Media Server features include group communications, transcoding and more.
It is a free software for universal communication which respects freedoms and privacy of its users. Its main goal is to provide a communication framework and end-user applications to make audio or video calls, send text messages and make generic data transfers. It makes this possible via multiple paradigms: a modern decentralized approach using a DHT to find peers or classical centralized SIP as a soft-phone.
Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
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