[3.4.0.22] Jitsi and ancestors still not streaming

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often):
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (Jolla1, Tablet, XA2,…): XA2
UI LANGUAGE: Android
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Never

DESCRIPTION:
https://together.jolla.com/question/219001/bug-jitsi-does-not-stream/
Jitsi and other WebRTC based android apps do not stream.

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PRECONDITIONS:

Installed jitsi app, e.g. from f-droid, working jitsi client, e. g. browser.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Start Jitsi client
  2. Enter the connection string from the partner client
  3. start video (click video icon) and or audio (microphone)

EXPECTED RESULT:

The connection is opened and both can see video and listen to audio

ACTUAL RESULT:

The connection is opened, video is black, no audio

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

according to the tjc-post there are many applications which have the problem. All of these use the WebRTC mechanism for streaming.

I guess, this bug/feature indicates if we have a Covid pandemic: If it is fixed the pandemic is over (but we need this feature in the pandemic)

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And think about that: We will never have the allowance in harbour to legally use the gstreamer webrtc plugin. So a legal app for webrtc is a no go.

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By saying “still not streaming” I assume it did not work also on 3.3.x. My SF-phone is still 3.3.0.16 and Element 1.0.8 is installed from F-Droid and video calling to other Element instance under Android works fine. As far as I understand, P2P video calling in Element is pure WebRTC.

However as both phones have degooglified Elements, then Firebase-based push notifications do not work and you have to keep in mind to let the calls to ring long enough for the notification at receiver’s phone to appear (if receiver’s Element is in focus, then notification is instantaneous). [Maybe I should have a look at setting up MicroG.]

Jitsi is working over the mobile network of vodafone and telekom. Only with Wifi (and maybe the telefonica network) the screen stays black - exactly as found in the thread on TJC. Apparantly this is tracked by Jolla

Did you try Jitsi over the mobile network?

Hm Wifi of course :-/

Ok, works on Telefonica/O2 net :wink: (3.4.0.24)

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Great!

So the problem apparently is tied to Wifi

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Probably NAT. In TJC there was mentioned that the stun stuff is not sent out.

I guess you are right. Wasn’t there a fellow that even got Jitsi work with Wifi after some tinkering with the Wifi router?