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The world’s best video conferences are built on Jitsi.
Our community members have developed countless projects and products that started with Jitsi code.
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- Jitsi Videobridge passes everyone’s video and audio to all participants, rather than mixing them first.
- Better quality, lower latency and if you are running your own service, a much more scalable and inexpensive solution.
- Jitsi is compatible with WebRTC, the open standard for Web communication.
- Advanced video routing support for simulcast, bandwidth estimations, scalable video coding and many others.
- Ubuntu and Debian packages for easy installation.
Jitsi, then and now
Jitsi surpasses 10 million monthly average users!
8x8 acquires the Jitsi Technology and team from Atlassian. Jitsi now powers all 8x8 Video Meetings and continues to grow in the heart of many successful initiatives
Atlassian acquires Blue Jimp, making a long-term investment in keeping Jitsi open source, community-based, and pushing the envelope of great video conferences.
Using a prototype from Philipp Hancke as a basis, the Jitsi community starts the Jitsi Meet project: a Web Conferencing application that rivals Hangouts and Skype
Jitsi’s video routing capabilities are extracted in a separate server application and Jitsi Videobridge is born. Later this year Jitsi Videobridge adds support for ICE and DTLS/SRTP, thus becoming compatible with WebRTC clients. This is a first step to its importance in today’s WebRTC ecosystem.
Jitsi adds video conferencing capabilities based on the concept of routing video streams. The client of the conference organizer acts as a video router.
SIP Communicator is renamed Jitsi (from the Bulgarian “жици”, or “wires”), since it now also supports audio and video over XMPP’s Jingle extensions and it would be silly to still call it SIP Communicator.
Emil Ivov founds the Blue Jimp company, which employs some of Jitsi’s main contributors. They offer professional support and development services.
JsPhone departs from the JAIN SIP reference implementation project, and becomes a separate project on java.net. It’s renamed SIP Communicator, since it mostly made audio/video calls through the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
We get our own Wikipedia entry. Look out, world.
SIP communicator is completely rearchitected, adopting a new OSGi based design to make it easier to write plugins for the project.
Emil Ivov, a student at the University of Strasbourg, France, creates JsPhone. He also teaches salsa and West Coast swing.