[nmglug] jitsy for remote work [Re: Just saying Hello World,]

Brian O'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Thu Mar 26 12:45:52 PDT 2020

I've been looking for a free alternative to Zoom and Jitsi seems to fit 
the bill. However it cannot access the mic. I'm using it in Chromium 
80.0. I've searched the web and I can't find a fix simple enough for my 
skills. Mic works fine otherwise for Zoom, Skype. Is there a simple fix 
for this issue? I also get the same result using an external mic.

Many Thanks


On 3/26/20 12:33 PM, Mark Galassi wrote:
>      Ted> The next thing I want to learn is how to get remoted in to
>      Ted> these people on an ad hoc basis. I can rtfm and search the 'net
>      Ted> for answers.
> TEd, on March 12th, at the start of our physical isolation, I posted
> about Jitsi.
> I have been using it quite successfully to run my classes and my chess
> club, with up to 13 people at a time.  I have had up to 13 people with
> no trouble, although I always decrease my video quality to low-def.  The
> problems are not with jitsi, but rather with network load at peak times.
> And the startup is so trivial: you can just send out a URL like:
> https://meet.jit.si/WorkWithTed
> and tell people to click on it.  Their browser will ask for permission
> to use camera and mic.  No setup, no accounts, just go.
> There's also an android app available on f-droid; seems to work quite
> well.
> And it's free (as in freedom) softare.
> You can then share windows, so they can show you what they're doing and
> you can see what fails.  Or they can point their phone at their screen :-)
> If you want to actually do stuff on their machine you'll need to go a
> bit farther - it's hard to ssh in to a typical home network 'cause the
> owner would have to set up forwarding of port 22, but you can have them
> ssh in to a common server opening a reverse port.
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