[Wolves] virtual meeting - no audio or video
adamsweet at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 16:22:41 UTC 2021
I don't use Fedora but I have used Firefox on our Jitsi instance
successfully in the past. I just tried 89.0.2 as shipped with Ubuntu and
could see my own video though there was nobody else there.
I had trouble with Jitsi in Chrome previously as I used an extension
which prevented video from auto-playing. After suspecting some weird,
long-forgotten browser setting change or more unlikely a Chrome AV
permissions bug, which didn't affect anyone else, I eventually
discovered the issue with Jitsi in Chrome wasn't unique to Jitsi, it
prevented other browser based video conferencing platforms from working,
which is when I realised it was the browser extension.
Has Jitsi or any other video conferencing platform like Zoom, Google
Meet or Houseparty ever worked for you in Firefox?
Do you have any browser plugins that could affect the ability of
audio/video to play or any privacy/security plugins?
Could you try starting Firefox using a new user profile (or temporarily
create a new Fedora user for testing and remove it afterwards), so that
it gets started with the default settings and no plugins, then try
You could try starting Firefox from the command line and noting any
warnings or errors when you attempt to use Jitsi, but it seems likely
that if all Firefox users on Fedora 34 had the same issue there would
likely be a bug filed somewhere so I'd be inclined to believe it an
issue local to your machine.
I did notice you join the conference on Wednesday and said hello, but
mousing over your activity/network icon it said that your were inactive
and no packets were being sent to/from you which makes me believe it
could be plugin related if you're using any.
I can't think of much else that could help diagnose the cause. Chris
runs our Jitsi instance and he may be able to see something useful when
you attempt to join, but equally he may just see a user which isn't
sending/receiving any packets.
On 07/07/2021 23:43, aelo13 via Wolves wrote:
> Hi fellow earth beings,
> When trying to join meeting earlier today and previous 2 times I
> have tried I have no audio or video. I have the other participants as
> just blank box + intial, the speaker icons comes on and moves
> as if different people are talking (I assume the works correctly
> but as I cannot here or see anyone?).
> Using Firefox 89 (on Fedora 34)- not a global sound/vid issue as
> plays fine on other sites. Privacy settings to global block audio/video
> with relevant site exceptions - when in meeting icons on tab say
> that permissions for this site are to allow audio + video and to use
> microphone but block camera. Same set up as previously when it worked
> I think I have used zoom once (through app) and it did work but as
> not something I do often I cannot be sure if this was before or after
> other platform stopped working.
> Fairly certain this is a Firefox issue as I think it was a version
> update that broke it.
> Does anyone have a solution. I have tried internet search and get some
> people with similar issues but no helpful solutions.
> P.s Suggesting I use a different browser is not classed as a helpful
> solution (I do not wish to install something else just to get this to
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