Getting this to run (and smooth!) on #Linux was a PITA. Who would have guessed. And all because I don't want a "streaming" service or some gorram gold membership in a specific video conference "app".
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@bekopharm I did this a few weeks back and have been using v4l2loopback with OBS to get a higher fps screenshare through Jitsi, working very well :)
Which part was a pain in the ass to you?
@unicorn v4l2loopback is indeed in use (awesome btw - fiddled with it in 2017 already using my action cam as webcam: https://beko.famkos.net/2017/10/27/sony-fdr-x1000v-as-webcam/ ) but(!) most WebRTC access out there is… flaky at best.
It does detect my devices but somehow never asks permission for any device but my first "two" cameras probably not liking the "features" (codec is fine).
@unicorn Also I tried to run without obs-v4l2sink that has to be compiled before too by using a ffmpeg stream but that's so slow…
Puzzling all this together is not userfriendly at all.
I can do it. Joe Webuser? Unlikely.
@bekopharm Overall it's not optimal, but possible in not too much time. It just has a bit of an entry barrier for people who don't mess with their system very much.
Still it was a breeze compared to my attempts to route desktop audio and microphone into a single virtual input device so that the other person can hear things I am hearing 😄
That took me several attempts over the span of a couple of months. Spent like 4 days figuring it out overall, giving up multiple times 😅
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