[Freedombox-discuss] Video chat on the Freedombox using WebRTC?

Ian Sullivan sullivan at softwarefreedom.org
Fri Apr 4 21:37:29 UTC 2014

For anyone else who is interested, we did some testing this afternoon
and were able to get  https://appear.in/ to work and also
https://live.mayfirst.org/ which is the only one of the webRTC video
conferencing tools I've seen that is actually made of free software. Of
note, chromium seems to be the only browser that works with both these


On 04/04/2014 07:38 AM, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Matthew Wild]
>> Right. For WebRTC specifically there is JitMeet:
>> https://jitsi.org/Projects/JitMeet
> Thanks.
> Btw, if you want to test webrtc in your browser, I came across
> <URL: http://gingertech.net/2014/03/19/apprtc-googles-webrtc-test-app-and-its-parameters/ >
> today, and it point to <URL: https://apprtc.appspot.com/ > which
> automatically create a webrtc chat room with space for two people.  I
> also found <URL: https://appear.in/ > which have a more slick web
> interface and handle up to 8 people in the same conference.
> This look just like the kind of conference solution I would like to
> have on my FreedomBox.  Just need to make sure it is encrypted
> properly. :)
> Note, I only got it working with chromium in Debian Wheezy.  Opera
> 12.16 did not work at all, and iceweasel the appspot.com page kind of
> worked, but not quite (seemed to occupy both spots in the conference),
> while with appear.in iceweasel in Wheezy worked just fine. :)

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