GNU Video Conferencing software

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GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby ice.shark » 2014-11-30 00:58


Is there any video conferencing software that is GNU/free? Most VOIP, video and conferencing software seems to be proprietary. Have you used any software that is similar to Webex?

Assuming I am somewhat correct and there isn't a free conferencing solution, I am really amazed that the open source community hasn't come up with a such tool. I would imagine that in highly distributed projects such as debian that would be one of the tools that are necessary - similar to the situation that called for git to be developed.

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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby schnuller » 2014-11-30 02:47

apt-cache search video conference
doesn't give results?

To answer your question:
No, i haven't used such software.
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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby Fernando Negro » 2014-12-08 14:46 ... tive-skype

(From what I later learned, the mentioned software doesn't seem to rely on P2P technology, like Skype - but, to use Russian servers instead, for the communication.)
I just *love* the stability, much more bug-free nature, and also modular installation options, of Debian. Apart from the unfortunate adoption of "systemd" (viewtopic.php?f=20&t=129881&start=165#p671030) this distribution is *great*.
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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby stevepusser » 2014-12-08 22:00

Has anyone tried the "Hello" video chat client built into Firefox 34 and up, using WebRTC? You should be able to answer the invite with older Firefox versions, also Chrome, Chromium, and Opera.
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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby xT440s » 2014-12-10 04:43

I am not sure if this fits your need, but you could take a look at Jitsi. It is in simple terms a free Skype with encryption I think.
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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2014-12-28 15:12

There is Jitsi Meet:

It has some basic functions, web based. It works only in Chromium/Chrome/ChrOpera ATM. You can even install on your own server, its open source - it quite painless for Debian. The screen sharing feature works only if you install a Chrome extension that has to be compiled with your server name explicitly and uploaded to Chrome extensions (Chrome security policy). Voice/video works OOTB.
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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby arzgi » 2020-04-14 15:37

linphone package in Buster's repo worked in my test even between Linux and windows hosts, windows version has to downloaded from
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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby pylkko » 2020-04-14 17:01

This is spam, the guy necrobumpped the thread (from six years ago) only to "mention" his software that he works for/gets a commission from. The user has this post and another, and it also only name drops his product...

EDIT: the post this refers to was later removed by moderators
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Re: GNU Video Conferencing software

Postby arzgi » 2020-04-14 18:25

Thanks pylkko, should have noted date.
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