Janus WebRTC Server (by meetecho)

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  • WebRTC for the Curious
    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Jan 2024
    > despite WebRTC mostly being about client/client communication

    This is actually kind of a misconception, though it’s an understandable one given that WebRTC is almost always pitched as a peer-to-peer protocol.

    In practice, most people using WebRTC for video are sending their video to a server, not directly to another client. It’s pretty safe to assume that most people who use your app are going to need TURN, and at that point, you’re not really doing peer-to-peer at all, so you might as well just have your browser-based app talk to a server that’s pretending to be another browser.

    These servers (called Selective Forwarding Units or SFUs) can operate like a TURN server in the case of a one-on-one call, but they can also multiplex everyone’s feeds in the case of a larger conference (peer-to-peer 5 person calls would require each participant to send 4 copies of their video) and often have extra features like the ability to record calls, transcode streams or convert to other protocols.

    The one I’ve used a lot is called Janus[0], it’s open source and has good docs, I recommend people check it out if they’re interested in getting deeper into WebRTC or other video streaming tech.

    [0] https://janus.conf.meetecho.com

  • OpenTalk meeting software with Rust back-end open-sourced under EUPL
    4 projects | /r/opensource | 19 Feb 2023
    OpenTalk is a young project for creating online meeting software similar to Jitsi or BigBlueButton. It is a completely new development, and while it is not a fork of an existing open-source project, it integrates with other projects such as the Janus WebRTC server, Redis for volatile state, RabbitMQ for communication between server instances, and PostreSQL for persistent state.
  • Jitsi: More secure, more flexible, and completely free video conferencing
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Dec 2022
  • What are good self-hosted WebRTC video solutions today?
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 23 Oct 2022
    I've been looking into Janus WebRTC Server due to the ability for Uv4L to join Janus rooms (I'm building a RaspberyyPi doorbell)
  • Looking for self hosted screen sharing/streaming solution
    19 projects | /r/selfhosted | 19 Sep 2022
    A related answer to the above is to check out Janus. It's a general purpose WebRTC server that has RTMP and FTL ingest support. I think it's also batteries not included, but I think it's what Glimesh is based on.
  • Low-latency audio streaming (local network)
    8 projects | /r/selfhosted | 1 Jan 2022
    I've been using Janus gateway for similar. Pretty easy to setup.
  • Live video calling - the Dyte way
    4 projects | dev.to | 3 Nov 2021
    A number of open-source projects also exist, which give developers a great head start if they're looking to build their own infrastructure - the most popular of these include Jitsi, Mediasoup, Janus, and Pion. These projects provide a layer of abstraction and expose a number of helper functions to perform various tasks, such as creating transports, etc. They have helpful guides on how to get started, but you would still face the aforementioned issues regarding scaling, resources, etc.
  • Stop using Zoom, Hamburg’s data protection agency warns state government
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Aug 2021
    Yes, there are many self-hosted options out there. https://github.com/meetecho/janus-gateway works well for multi-party video with up to about 15 users in a room assuming everyone has a reasonably reliable connection.
  • WebRTC over Asp.Net Core - Any examples?
    7 projects | /r/csharp | 7 May 2021
    - Janus (C / C++)
  • Building a customer support solution focused on video calls
    3 projects | /r/selfhosted | 30 Apr 2021
    You can also take a look at https://github.com/meetecho/janus-gateway which can help you implement the video call part (as well as more traditional rtc scenario)
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