If I setup a rocket chat server in China, Can I use video conference? Due to Jitsi meet is banned in China App store

#1

If I setup a rocket chat server in China, Can I use video conference? Due to Jitsi meet is banned in China App store.

#2

Hi Sam,

No, you can’t. Jitsi won’t work in China.

Thank you,

#3

Thanks Rafael.

What I really need is voice conference. Is there any alternative way to solve this problem?

#4

Maybe WebRTC. I’ll try to configure it.

#5

You can probably use if you use a device with different region/language and a VPN.

#6

WebRTC needs stun server. We can not access google server in China. I am going to setup a stun server.

but I don’t really understand those thing: stun:stun.l.google.com:19302, stun:23.21.150.121, team%40rocket.chat:demo@turn:numb.viagenie.ca:3478

#7

I am green hand for Linux. not sure this page will work or not.

#8

But, there are two options to turn on video chat in channel, one is BBB video chat, other is video chat.
I didn’t see any options about WebRTC video chat. I enabled WebRTC already.

#9

If Google Hangouts is not blocked you can use their service. Or try another one.

#10

Thanks. Jololocat.

Sadly, Google is blocked for many years in China.

#11

I was thinking of your suggestion.
Google Hangouts can’t be used in China.
But we can use Zoom. Can I use Zoom for video conference?
I can give every chat room a Zoom meeting id.

#12

Hi Sam,

you need to test it. My Zoom account doesn’t accept a Random String.
A new Video Call with the Jitsi settings will create a Video Link with this Settings:
Domain: hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_
URL Room Prefix: mydomain.com/

Created URL:
SSL://DOMAIN/URLRoomPrefixRANDOSTRING

#13

Result: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/mydomain.com/nsHLWKwfKAziMRBPF9LvDYmhcDNcsPKJf

By using Zoom it creates a not working URL for me:
https://zoom.us/wc/2635232355/start/nsHLWKwfKAziMRBPF9LvDYmhcDNcsPKJf

#14

But in the End RC is just adding Strings to create a full URL. So it shouldn’t be too much work to support more Video Solutions.

If you have Dev skills you can have a look how a Jitsi URL will be created:

Sorry, I needed to split my answer because of some security settings in this forum.

#15

Thank you very much Jololocat.

I guess that Zoom works in a different mode with Bigbluebutton, Jisti, or Google hangouts.
I was thinking of a different way to add video conference function to Rocket Chat.


Above link could join a meeting within browser. If I can put this browser inside of Rocket chat room. That will work for me.