[Libre-soc-dev] Freenode IRC and the future

Hendrik Boom hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Thu May 20 03:50:34 BST 2021

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 01:31:23AM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Thursday, May 20, 2021, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> >
> > I always use jitsi in the chromium browser.
> my laptop cannot use audio because i run jackd for audio, the pulseaudio
> jack plugin is shit, and chrome provides absolutely no option whatsoever to
> use anything other than its dictated audio bindings.

I don't use jackd.  And I use the pulseaudio adaptr for alsa.

> good applications (simplescreenrecorder, VLC) at least let you select
> between alsa, pulseaudio and jack.  chrome is not one of them.
> thus, audio in browsers has never worked for me and is never going to work.
> given that ads enable sound without my consent i am actually quite happy
> with this arrangement.
> smartphones: battery is drained so fast on my smartphone by jitsi that even
> on charge it cannot keep up and i only have about 45mins available.


> by contrast the jitsi *app* is power efficient... but that is now out of
> date due to having android 5.
> all round it's a bit shit, really, and hammers home the point that all this
> lovey moderney woo, let's all use web protocols for everything, really
> isn't ok.

I guess old versions of jitsi are no longer compatible.

Looks like jitsi is acting in a proprietary manner, though the protocol 
implementations are allegedly libre. 

-- hendrik

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