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Jitsi: An Open Source IM And Video/Audio Calling Program For Ubuntu [Skype Alternative]

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Jitsi is a cross-platform VoIP and videoconferencing application written in Java. It supports almost all major instant messaging protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber (e.g. Facebook Chat, Google Talk), AIM, Windows Live (i.e. MSN), ICQ, and Yahoo Messenger.

Since it supports both SIP and XMPP, Jitsi allows you to make audio/video conferences, chat with your friends and even transfer files.

Features:

  • Audio/Video calls
  • Desktop sharing/streaming
  • Ability to record calls
  • Encryption support (Using SDES/SRTP and ZRTP)
  • File transfer
  • Noise suppression
  • Multi-user chat (i.e. Chat rooms/conferences)
  • Echo cancellation
  • Call history
  • Drag & Drop support (File transfer)
  • Video/Audio Codecs (e.g. H264/Opus)
You can refer to this page to see the full list of Jitsi's features.

ScreenShots:

#Create a New Account


#Audio Settings


#Chat Rooms/Conferences


Installation:

To install Jitsi on Ubuntu, simply download the .deb file (HERE), then run the following command in a terminal:

sudo dpkg -i ./<FILENAME.deb>

NOTE: The .deb file will automatically add the application repository to your system so that you will always get the latest version of Jitsi. Therefore, there is no need to add the Jitsi repository to your software sources manually.

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