Jitsi Video Chat questions

  • Version of Rocket.Chat Server: 3.0.10
  • Operating System: Linux
  • Deployment Method: ?
  • Number of Running Instances: 1
  • DB Replicaset Oplog:
  • NodeJS Version: v12.16.1
  • MongoDB Version: 4.0.3
  • Proxy:
  • Firewalls involved: no

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We’ve had Rocket.Chat running for about a week now, using miniOrange oAuth server on wordpress and then the custom oAuth client on RocketChat. And we use Jitsi integration for Video Chat, but the users have some questions:

  1. Is there some way to disable the ability to use a record button in Jitsi?

  2. How do we default all microphones to be muted in Jitsi?

  3. Is there a setting somewhere that can limit the number of people in Video Chat at once? Or increase it? I don’t know what our limits are.

  4. Our users are able to kick out others in Video Chat somehow. How can that be disabled?

  5. How do we hide user email address in Rocket.Chat?

@dilonNJ , most of your questions actually should be directed to the Jitsi community or documentation. Having implemented our own self-hosted Jitsi deployment, I can tell you that:

  1. Yes, there is the ability to disable the record button. In fact this is by default off on self-hosted (docker) installations, as it requires additional configuration.
  2. This is also a Jitsi-controlled setting. Generally, the person who creates the meeting (the moderator) has the ability to “Set all guests to mute” upon starting it.
  3. No. Jitsi is limited only by the hosting bandwith and hardware (memory/storage/processing power)
  4. Not sure how you have your Jitsi integration set up (but it sounds you are using the free public Jitsi server, meet.jit.si). If you host your own, then you can set up authentication for people who are intended to be moderators.
  5. That one’s a really good question. I looked around in the settings as I could have sworn I saw an option to hide email, but I can’t find it?
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@dilonNJ On the assumption that you are hosting your own Jitsi you would like to edit interface_config.js to hide the record button from UI.

Please refer this too: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/5628#issuecomment-609383187

You have to set up your own recorders, like explained in https://jitsi.org/news/learn-how-to-live-stream-and-record-on-your-jitsi-meet-install/

As long as you are using the free service provided by Jitsi, I assume you cannot prevent recording (sorry if I am wrong).