Hi Frank @Karlitschek

keeps being a pain for calls with several participants even on powerful servers.

Talk works much better for 1:1 calls, but it fails when calling several participants unless an external SIGNALING server is used: help.nextcloud.com/t/signaling

However, Nextcloud supports only its own servers: github.com/nextcloud/spreed/is

Are these running proprietary software?
Or could you provide some tips on how to 100% self-host an instance for 10+ participants?

Talk vs.

NextCloud Talk:
✅ much less resources needed on server-side thanks to p2p (5x to 20x less)
✅ requires an account to create a *new* room (server overload protection)
✅ runs in a browser
✅ AGPL licence

Jitsi:
❌ resources-hungry (on server)
❌ no end2end encryption (need to trust server)
❌ uses servers by default
✅ runs in a browser
❌ Apache licence (code can be closed)

NextCloud is easier to install than Jitsi on Debian Buster:

docs.nextcloud.com/server/18/a

If you install on your server, edit the file
/etc/jitsi/meet/jitsi.example.com-config.js

and comment these lines:
// The STUN servers that ..
stunServers: [
{urls:'stun:
stun.l.GOOGLE.com:19302' },...],

!!!

Also, it is *not true* that is "fully encrypted" as stated on meet.jit.si/. Instead:

" does not provide a way of conducting multi-party
conversations with end-to-end ."
github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet#se

Thanks @galaxis and @infosechandbook

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If you install on your server, edit the file
/etc/jitsi/meet/jitsi.example.com-config.js

and comment these lines:
// The STUN servers that ..
stunServers: [
{urls:'stun:
stun.l.GOOGLE.com:19302' },...],

!!!

Also, it is *not true* that is "fully encrypted" as stated on meet.jit.si/. Instead:

" does not provide a way of conducting multi-party
conversations with end-to-end ."
github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet#se

Thanks @galaxis and @infosechandbook

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If you can , install your own server not to overload public ones.

Step-by-step example (30-60 minutes):

* rent a DEV1-M server on scaleway.com/ with Debian Buster (7,99 Eur/month)
* disable IPv6 (to avoid bugs later)
* reboot (!)
* note public and private IP
* buy a domain (gandi.net,..), and set public IP
* follow github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/bl (with NAT)
* reboot and enjoy!!

A single call with two users uses about 10% of CPU.

alternatives

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