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Web Conferencing

May First/People Link has several tools for web-based conferencing.

Recommended Tool

Jitsi Meet is our recommended tool for web-based video conferencing. All participants can join a video conference by clicking on a web link that you can send by email or instant message. Each participants must have a functional microphone and speakers on their computers and (optionally) a camera.

Jitsi Meet works best with 5 or less participants (if you have more participants, you will have better sound quality if each participants disables the video option).

All participants must use a recent version of Chrome/Chromium or Firefox/Iceweasel. If you are using chromium, you must pass the --no-sandbox option.

To start a conference, visit: https://meet.mayfirst.org/.

Alternatively, you can pick a conference room by inventing your own address on the meet.mayfirst.org web site. For example, you could invite all participants to go to: https://meet.mayfirst.org/my-special-meeting.

The first person to enter the conference is the moderator, and will have special rights (for example they can mute other individuals, kick someone out of the conference, or set a password for the conference room).

If you want to enable desktop sharing, you will need to be running either Chrome or Chromium and:

  • Download the desktop sharing application: https://meet.mayfirst.org/desktop-sharing.tgz
  • Unpack the folder: tar -xzvf desktop-sharing.tgz on Linux, or double click on Windows or Mac.
  • Type the following into your browser address window: chrome://extensions
  • Check the "Developer Mode" checkbox in the top right corner
  • Click "Load Unpacked Extension"
  • Navigate to the unpacked folder and open it
  • You should now see a new extension called "Mayfirst's Jitsi Desktop Streamer." Click the Enable checkbox.
  • Now, open a Jitsi Meet conference and you can click on the Share Screen option

Experimental Tools

The following tools are experimental.

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