Etherpad, and more improvements to the QJI
We conclude May with news of the latest changes to the installer QJI.
Since the last update of Jitsi Meet we have improved and fixed several details in the installer, from identification methods, preventive installation restrictions, to new features such as Etherpad.
Regarding Etherpad, this is a collaborative text editing system that allows editing of text files in a way, worth the redundancy, collaborative, which is developed under the direction of the foundation by the same name, has been since 2008 and in consecutive versions it has become an increasingly complete tool through the use of modules.
Jitsi Meet, being a videoconferencing and collaborative work tool, finds in the etherpad implementation a very useful tool.
In the latest versions the support for mobile devices has been improved so we have taken the extra time to add this module as part of the Quick Jibri Installer.
High performance by default
In the same way, we have integrated performance improvements at the system level that allow to fully use the resources of large servers, so that it is not limited by default configurations.
In the same way, the set of tools perf that will allow the use of performance analysis techniques, such as FlameGraphs.
Therefore, we recommend sizing the demands of your project in relation to the amount of resources that your audience level may require.
More details at jms-stu.sh.
Improvements in for Jibri
In the same way, Jibri received attention by extending the configuration file which allows defining, among other values, the final resolution of the recording.
- 1920 x 1080
- 1280 x 720
Being currently Full-HD the default option.
Jibri resolution enhancer, improving sharpness
As part of an incident that we had in previous versions where we observed that the resolution of the video even having a “wide canvas“, 1280 x 720, and now 1920×1080 the resulting video may not have the bitrate or sharpness necessary to appreciate the details of the recording.
Since the values to manipulate the sharpness of the video are manipulated directly at compile time, we decided to write jibri-resolution-enhancer.sh
A tool that compiles jibri again with recommended values in based on experience and to improve the sharpness of the resulting video. It is worth mentioning that increasing the bitrate that ffmpeg will record the video impacts on the need for the resources used by the jibri service.
So it might be a good idea to start with 1280 x 720 resolution in jibri.conf and look at the results.
Start-over script, wipe and start over
If we have ever made a mistake in our installation process, answering a value that was not what was requested, a typo caused our installation to fail. Or we simply need to repeat the installation process from scratch, without wanting to format the server or launch a new instance, different from where we started the installation.
ATTENTION: This tool is potentially dangerous because the entire Jitsi Meet platform and its components will be permanently deleted from the system, just run when everything whatever you want to keep is backed up.
In summary, since the release of version 6.0 until the end of May we have worked to expand, fix and improve the capabilities of the installer in order to improve its versatility and performance.
We thank the users who have supported with their feedback as well as the report of issues during their use, in the same way we thank the clients who favor us with the acquisition of development, installation and / or maintenance services for which we appreciate their trust. providing efficient and quality services.