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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Skype Replacement?

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Skype Replacement?
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 16:45:29 -0400
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Alexey Eromenko <> writes:

> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 9:41 PM, John Sullivan <> wrote:
>> Jitsi is the only one that's worked reliably for me for doing video
>> calls, especially when the person on the other end is not using
>> GNU/Linux. I use it through my own Asterisk server.
> Does Jitsi support firewall bypass, like Skype ? (assuming both ends
> are firewalled)

I don't know -- I use it through my asterisk server, which I suspect
changes the firewall situation.

> As for video: look at Google WebM / VP8 - I tested it and it is very
> good video codec.
> OGG Theora has ugly video quality.

Doesn't matter -- Jitsi only supports the h.264 family last I looked.
Someone just told me they intend to support VP8, so that would be good.

I am not at all concerned with video *quality* at this point :). Just
with getting it working reliably at all.


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