This article will illustrate how easy it is to perform teleconferencing with the free and open-source teleconferencing tool Jitsi on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to start teleconference meeting with Jitsi
  • How to test webcam and microphone
Easy teleconferencing with Jitsi on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux Desktop
Easy teleconferencing with Jitsi on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux Desktop

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Chromium Browser
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Easy teleconferencing with Jitsi on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions


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  1. Since the Jitsi teleconferencing requires webcam and microphone peripherals, it is recommended that before you begin, you first test your webcam and microphone.
  2. No client installation is required to begin the teleconference using Jitsi. Jitsi is a browser based teleconferencing tool which makes it easy to use. However, at the moment of writing Jitsi only supports Chromium and Google Chrome browsers only.

    Installing the Chromum browser is easy as executing the bellow command from your terminal:
    $ sudo apt install chromium-browser
    
  3. Next, navigate your Jitsi supported browser to the https://meet.jit.si/ and create a new meeting.
    start a new teleconference meeting
    For example let's start a new teleconference meeting called LinuxConfg.


  4. Allow Jitsi to use your webcam and microphone<
    Allow Jitsi to use your webcam and microphone
  5. multiple microphones or cameras connected to your Ubuntu 20.04 system
    In case you have multiple microphones or cameras connected to your Ubuntu 20.04 system, use click on Settings to confirm a correct configuration.
    Select Camera and Microphone you wish to use.
    Select Camera and Microphone you wish to use.
  6. All should be ready. Next, simply share your teleconference meeting URL eg. https://meet.jit.si/LinuxConfig with other participants in order to allow them to join the session.
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