Online Jitsi Meet

Self-installed Jitsi Meet deployments will need to setup Jibri to do this. Dropbox: Connect to Dropbox with Jitsi Meet and save the video in the Dropbox. Video Services/Websites: Stream your conference to YouTube or other sites (e.g. Twitch) and access the recording there (see howto ). Join a WebRTC video conference powered by the Jitsi Videobridge.

Download Jitsi Meet PC for free at BrowserCam. Atlassian published Jitsi Meet for Android operating system mobile devices, but it is possible to download and install Jitsi Meet for PC or Computer with operating systems such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Mac.

Let's find out the prerequisites to install Jitsi Meet on Windows PC or MAC computer without much delay.

Select an Android emulator: There are many free and paid Android emulators available for PC and MAC, few of the popular ones are Bluestacks, Andy OS, Nox, MeMu and there are more you can find from Google.

Compatibility: Before downloading them take a look at the minimum system requirements to install the emulator on your PC.

For example, BlueStacks requires OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only), Mac OS Sierra(10.12), High Sierra (10.13) and Mojave(10.14), 2-4GB of RAM, 4GB of disk space for storing Android apps/games, updated graphics drivers.

Finally, download and install the emulator which will work well with your PC's hardware/software.

How to Download and Install Jitsi Meet for PC or MAC:

  • Open the emulator software from the start menu or desktop shortcut in your PC.
  • Associate or set up your Google account with the emulator.
  • You can either install the app from Google PlayStore inside the emulator or download Jitsi Meet APK file from the below link from our site and open the APK file with the emulator or drag the file into the emulator window to install Jitsi Meet for pc.
Online Jitsi Meet

You can follow above instructions to install Jitsi Meet for pc with any of the Android emulators out there.

Video conferencing usage is increasing exponentially. Google Hangouts has been my preferred tool however Google’s plans to phase it out in favor of their paid product Google Meet. Meanwhile Zoom is quickly becoming a household name. I don’t mind paying for a good solution, but neither Google or Zoom have a great reputation for respecting data privacy. I also don’t like that Google is officially abandoning Google Hangouts, which I currently use. So when I heard about Jitsi Meet, an open source alternative to Google Hangouts and Zoom, I was quite interested.

Hosted version of Jitsi Meet is ready to use however the self-hosted option grants complete control.

Most people would be fine to use Jitsi Meet’s online version. That said nothing compares to self-hosting. You are in control and you own the data. After watching this fantastic installation guide on YouTube I had Jitsi Meet running on my own Digital Ocean droplet. Here is a quick summary of what that looks like.

  • Spin up a new Digital Ocean droplet. I went with the $10/month server.
  • Point the DNS record over to Digital Ocean droplet. I configured this on a subdomain of anchor.host.
  • SSH to the Digital Ocean droplet and follow the official quick install guide and activate Let’s Encrypt for HTTPS.
  • And that’s it! After the installation is completed the new self-hosted Jitsi Meet server is ready to use from any browser. Simply share the URL with others and begin your video conference.

Customizing and upgrading Jitsi Meet

There doesn’t appear to be a built-in tool to configure Jitsi Meet. I bundled my own customization into a single bash script upgrade-jitsi.sh as shown below. This script upgrades Jitsi Meet to the latest version and then applies a few customization thereafter.

Toggling Nginx maintenance mode instead of configuring Jitsi Meet authentication.

Out of the box Jitsi Meet is wide open. While the video calls are fully encrypted, anyone can create a video conference with anyone else if they know the self-hosted url. Fully open is not ideal. Locking down the robots.txt file, as shown above, is a good start.

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Jitsi Meet has the ability of implementing an authentication system however that gets fairly complex. It also makes it more difficult to use with others participants. Instead, why not just turn off the entire Jitsi Meet instance when it’s not being used. That can be accomplished by enabling NGINX maintenance mode.

Start by creating the following maintenance-enabled.html and placing under /usr/share/jitsi-meet.

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Next we tell NGNIX to display this file for all requests when the file exists. Make the following customization to the /etc/nginx/sites-available/<domain>.confKimball joya task chair. file. Below the line error_page 404 /static/404.html; add the following:

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Next find the line that starts with location ~ ^/([^/?&:']+)$ { and add the following if statement to return HTTP 503 errors for all requests:

Restart NGINX /etc/init.d/nginx restart and you should see maintenance mode is enabled.

Now Jitsi Meet can be turned off by simply renaming maintenance-enabled.html to anything else. Here is a simple toggle-jitsi.sh script.

Disposable video conferences powered by open source.

One the main advantages with this approach is the ability to spin up a video conference on your own private VPS whenever you wish. Participants simply click on a special link and then they’re in. Super simple to use. If anything breaks, the VPS can easily be deleted and recreated. No need to worry about losing any data.

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While I haven’t tested it out yet, Jitsi Meet recommends keeping the participant number to less then 35. There is no hard cap, just a recommendation from them. Need to handle more participants? Then simply upgrade to a larger Digital Ocean droplet. I suspect that amount of participants you can get into a single conference call will vary greatly depending on the server resources and each participant’s bandwidth capacities. I don’t plan to push the limits or even come close. Three people in a group chat is plenty enough for me.