A Step By Step Guide To Set up Open Source Jitsi Meet

Jitsi Meet brings remote people together to conduct effective meetings. Let’s learn how to set up this video conferencing software and explore its features

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Overview

We recently published a blog post that talks about the impact of video conferencing software on the corporate sector. However, in this article, we will cover the following points.

A brief introduction of Jitsi Meet

Jitsi Meet is a completely free open source, secure and scalable video collaboration software. It provides several popular features such as multiparty video conferencing with full encryption, support for Etherpad, and video/audio recording. This WebRTC compatible software allows you to invite as many users as you want into a video meeting.

The rise of virtual meetings started in recent times and people believe that communication through video/audio calls is more effective and collaborative. Above all, this category of software not only works on laptops/desktops but also enables participants to attend face to face secured video meetings through their mobile phone.

How to set up Jitsi Meet?

In this section, we will get into the installation process of Jitsi Meet. First, make sure you have installed the following pre-requisite.

Once Docker is installed, download the zip file of the source code from this link.

Open the terminal and run the following command

cd docker-jitsi-meet

After that, run the following command to create a .env

cp env.example .env

Now, run the following command to create the required directories.

mkdir -p ~/.jitsi-meet-cfg/{web/letsencrypt,transcripts,prosody/config,prosody/prosody-plugins-custom,jicofo,jvb,jigasi,jibri}

Finally, run this command to spin up the Docker image and access the application at this URL in the browser.

docker-compose up -d

Jitsi Meet features exploration

This free video chat software offers many rich features. This is the home page that will be shown first.

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Type the caption of the meeting and hit “Go” and you will land to the following video stream window.

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You can invite people into the meeting by sharing the link shown in the popup window. Moreover, you can embed the video stream anywhere by getting the code.

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It gives you option to share your screen with other participants.

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From the top right corner, you can see the details of your video connection.

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Jitsi Meet offers integrated chat with emojis.

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Conclusion

In this article, we went through a stunning remote communication software and its installation process. Moreover, it is high time to opt for the best solutions to sync the business needs with evolving technologies. In the end, containerize.com has been working to extend the list of video conferencing software. Therefore, please stay connected with the video conferencing software category for regular updates.