The Igniterealtime community and Jitsi.org is proud to release the Jitsi Videobridge plugin for Openfire version 1.3.0 with Openfire 3.9.2. The new version has the latest code from the Jitsi project, fixes a number of issues and implements some requests made from the community
- New layout and improvements to user experience of ofmeet and jitmeet.
- Username and password protection for the web conferencing applications (ofmeet, jitmeet and candy)
- Support for audio only participants (no webcam).
- Conferencing recording for audio and video separately. Each conference has a single audio recording and a video recording for each participant. Video recording is only available for Windows. Support for video recording on other platforms will be available on a later release.
- Telephone users can join or be invited to the conference as audio only participants
- PDF Presentations can be shared and driven by the presenter.
- Ofmeet and jitmeet are now auto-configured. Install plugin, restart openfire and go to app home page. You can even use an IP address. Removed config.js. It auto-detects the websockets plugin and uses it when available.
- Screenshare has been improved. Publish.js is no more needed for ofmeet and jitmeet
- Improved the plugin admin web page.
- The candy web application has not been touched. It should still work, but could have issues.
- There are no user or admin guides. There are also no tutorials or “how to use” videos or blogs. There is a good document by bakko to get most users started, but needs an update.
How to use
- you are using Google Chrome as your web browser
- you have a webcam or at least a sound device installed and ready for use for each user
- you have opened ports 50000 - 60000 (or whatever you configured) on your openfire server
To run the ofmeet video conference application, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/ofmeet
To run the Candy web application with multi-user video, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/candy
To download the Spark plugin, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/spark/jitsivideobridge-plugin.jar
To run the jitmeet video conference application, point your browser at https://your_server:7443/jitsi/apps/jitmeet
You will need Google Chrome as your default browser to use the Spark plugin
Although jitmeet (Jitsi Meet) and ofmeet (Openfire Meetings) look similar, they are different underneath and are heading in different directions.
Jitsi Meet is for generic XMPP servers and aimed at public internet facing conferencing using services like prezi.org and etherpad.org while Openfire Meetings is for private in-house conferencing where all collaboration applications are integrated into Openfire. For example, Ofmeet uses a PDF viewer which supports in-house corporate powerpoint presentations, while Jitmeet uses prezi.org.