After some testing, we can confirm that https://meet.dial.community is working enough to be used for small live/synchronous calls & video chats.
In alignment with the OSC Program Charter to try to use open source tools whenever possible, this service is running the open source Jitsi conferencing system on a Linux server. At the moment it supports:
- video/webcam (off by default upon joining but can be activated any time)
- screen sharing
- YouTube video sharing (playback) for participants
- grid mode or full-screen current speaker display for video
- sidebar chat & “raise hand” feature
- backround blur and a few other fun things.
Some other things that haven’t been set up or tested yet include:
- Streaming to a YouTube channel for mass participation or archived playback
- Live subtitles/transcription service
2 ways to start a meeting
- Go to https://meet.dial.community and enter a room name, then share the room name with others.
- Go directly to a room URL of your choice, such as https://meet.dial.community/test which you can pre-share with attendees.
Tools & clients
- Web: Right now ther is a bug with Firefox WebRTC implementation, so you may have better luck with Chromium or Google Chrome, for example.
- Android: Get it on the F-Droid store or alternatively the Google Play Store (proprietary platform)
- iOS: Apple App Store (proprietary platform)
Please note this is still in “beta” status for a while longer until we gain more confidence. Feedback or bug reports are encouraged to be sent to @support.