Hello ! I am brand new member, registered today, living in France. I am looking for a solution to run a multiple-user videochat, able to let people share their cam and broadcast mic voice in room. I am a part of a french videochat team, we run rooms working with the old and obsolete camfrogweb technology (often 25 ou 30 people in the same room). I have heard of html5 to do that, and that a feature named "chat +" exists here. Can any one tell me more about that ?
Hi Eric LeBreton - and welcome to UNA! We have Chat+ which is a 3rd Party solution based on Rocket Chat. We also offer a native solution based on Jitsi.org which uses Web RTC protocols. You can test Video Chat here on UNA.io - we are expediting the development and roll out of this and hope to include it in an update of UNA Messenger within the next week.
You have to download the Jitsi app to use it unfortunately. I saw the video cam icon in UNA messenger, got excited, until it told me to download Jitsi....to me it defeats the purpose since there's no way to avoid having to download it to video chat...I believe Rocket Chat has a built in video streaming service but their website sucks on tutorials and instead refers to Github and special codin...it's really frustrating that a year later and still no video/streaming capabilities. Even Dolphin had tons of native streaming services and video chat options. I would rather have UNA work on that instead of all these other apps
Videochat is being tested here on UNA.io - see the link via Messenger. We are planning to release an updated version on Messenger integrating Jitsi this week. Currently working best on desktop via Chrome browser.
There is barely any instructions for Rocket Chat also it is not video chat ready. It is not an out of the box experience as the owner has to do a lot of figuring out how to modify it. Also it does not grab user profiles like it claims to do. Rocket Chats website is bad too....no instructions and everything is forwarded to Github. It's super hard to navigate also it has a ton of different versions like PC, Android, iOS, so forth. Not one version that can detect what device you're using. I saw Live Chat, and Live Broadcasting in the settings but have no idea how to set them up as there's no tutorials and even UNA doesn't have one. We would love to use Rocket Chat if it truly can do what it says it can but right now you simply can't by yourself out the box and that's the problem. Lack of proper tutorials is why many people don't want to touch it.
Yes Will, that's what I experencied too. The videochat I am using for now allows to see as many cams as needed at the same time, write on the room, and take a microphone to speak to everybody (push-to-talk).
Here a screenshot of a room (faces have been hidden)
but as explained above this technology is aged and works only with internet explorer !
This third party API is integrated in tons of the top Live Stream/chat apps. Andrew BoonMark P if UNA could contact them and set up a bridge with their services many UNA members would gladly pay for an integration service. I don't know how to code so I would be lost as to how to set it up myself but maybe UNA could act as a bridge and maybe set it up on people's sites under custom work? Please look into it