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Jitsi

17128 stars

Jitsi is an open-source platform for voice, video conferencing and instant messaging applications for the web, Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. It's also encrypted, and doesn't sell your data.

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Features

  • Android and iOS apps
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Auto-view the active speaker or click on any attendee to see their video
  • Text chatting (web only)
  • Play a YouTube video to all attendees call
  • Shared text document based on Etherpad
  • Raise/Lower your hand for attention
  • Participant talk-time statistics
  • Push-to-talk mode

Pricing

Jitsi pricing

Self hostable

Yes

G2 Score

4.3/ 5 (53 reviews)

Reviews (Snippets from G2)

Pros

  • The user interface is very smooth. I like that you are able to share youtube videos so smoothly.
  • If you are looking for a light, easy-to-use video conferencing tool, Jitsi is a must-have. Simply choose a "room" name and share it with your participants. Everyone can easily access the shared space and start the conversation.
  • The best thing about jitsi is its screen-sharing feature and also that you can create my conference room of any proper name and invite people to it.
  • Easy to use, excellent for small groups.

Cons

  • It'll need to add file sending support in chat (images, files) as well as maybe more fine control over audio & video (for example: bitrate switching, stereo and multi-channel audio mode, etc).
  • Hope the background blurring feature gets better with time.
  • Sometimes it gets hanged on mobile app, need to restart the application
  • Stability and bandwidth issues, even on a self-hosted server, seem to cause some problems with heavy usage, unfortunately.
  • Maybe there is a slight delay in some audio opportunities when conducting meetings and video conferences, they should improve this to give the best performance to the user.

Github Activity

License

Apache License 2.0

Repo last updated 9 days ago
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