Is this a deduction from the information in the stated post, or are you really able to host a smooth running 10+ person videoconference in Talk without paying the signaling server from Nextcloud GmbH? Could you please describe what you did to achieve that?
I wasn’t able to host a smoothly running videoconference on Talk with 6 persons (no performance problem on the server side, the bottleneck was on the client’s side.)
The simple answer is, it will not work without the support from Nextcloud GmbH.
Additionally it is somehow independent from your server’s internet connection and performance, even if you have a pretty sophisticated one.
Use another solution (e.g. jitsi), see the other thread, too:
Hmm, in my experience most everyone I know is on basic broadband. Many people I know do not have gigabit connectivity or very high end hardware. The experience I’ve encountered is that people want to jump on a video call regardless of their internet connectivity… usually, disabling video is expected to improve the overall performance.
It would be great to actually flesh out documentation of what can be achieved in terms of a dependable Talk setup, even if that means limiting to 4 users, etc. for us on home connections. I’m down to help test and write such documentation…
I tried last night with 3 people and visio worked without pb (sometimes muting my mike)
my server is Intel® Atom™ CPU C2338 @ 1.74GHz Intel® Atom™ CPU C2338 @ 1.74GHz (2 2 cores)
Memory: 3.9 GB
I will try next week with more people and let you know how it fares
(Note that for a 2 people conversation there was some hickups when at the same time uploading data to a shared folder (many 3MB+ files) )
Hope this helps.
It might be relevant to add, that especially video conference performance of different software solutions in the current situation can also be randomly affected by the general network performance and can be misinterpreted.
We had an issue yesterday and it broke down a conference here in Germany on the early Saturday evening. Probably a general network overload due to people sitting at home, using streaming services instead of the usual Saturday evening social activities?
This MCU strategy could make me use more simple storage solutions instead of Nextcloud. Sadly this feels like typicaly milking the oss community and then making a paid service out of it.
So some usable jitsi could let me stick to nextcloud. Talk is unusable! Its the worst “conference” system i’ve ever used and the limitations makes it useless.
already tested Jitsi setup is very easy using their quick install on ubuntu/debian using only 4core CPU and 5gb Memory successfully handled 10 to 30 participants video con with good quality audio and video