[Freedombox-discuss] Any FreedomBox app that can do video conferencing, beside matrix?

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Tue Feb 22 21:52:28 GMT 2022

Quoting Jonas Smedegaard (2022-01-15 14:16:11)
> Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen (2022-01-15 12:15:49)
> > [Jonas Smedegaard]
> > > An alternative in Debian and possible to add to FreedomBox is 
> > > janus, but that requires more work (little bit for same interface 
> > > as author's live demo at 
> > > https://janus.conf.meetecho.com/videoroomtest.html - more work 
> > > mainly on web-design for a more polished experience).  I maintain 
> > > janus in Debian and would love help improving its off-the-shelf 
> > > usability.
> > 
> > Can you recommend a recipe for this?
>  1a) sudo apt install apache2
>  1b) setup apache2 TLS certificate handling
>  2a) sudo apt install coturn
>  2b) setup coturn TLS certificate handling
>  2c) setup coturn access rights
>  3a) sudo apt install janus
>  3b) setup janus TLS certificate handling
>  3c) setup janus to bind https and wss only to loopback interface
>  3d) setup apache2 vhost reverse proxying https and wss for janus
>  4a) (enable contrib packages, and) sudo apt install janus-demos
>  4b) setup apache2 vhost serving contents of janus-demos
> Steps 1* and 2* might already be done adequately on FreedomBox (but 
> possibly not 2c).

Package janus-demos is now in main, so step 4a) no longer involve 
installing contrib packages: Entered unstable 15 minutes ago, and when 
it reaches testing I will release it to bullseye-backports as well.

It is still quite helpful if some of you can try follow the above steps 
and provide feedback on them.

I am working on packaging Jangouts - https://bugs.debian.org/1005877 - 
for a more decent looking interface for Janus than janus-demos.

By the way: I noticed recent activity packaging owncast, mentioning it 
being targeted inclusion with FreedomBox.  Janus can also function as 
backend for extremely lightweight video streaming.  I recently packaged 
simple-whip-client and simple-whip-server to simplify that, which I am 
currently waiting for approval to release to bullseye-backports as well.

 - Jonas

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