Jitsi | Youtube Streaming and Recording on Debian 10

Credits to woodworker_life [ https://community.jitsi.org/t/how-to-to-setup-integrated-jitsi-and-jibri-for-dummies-my-comprehensive-tutorial-for-the-beginner/35718 ]

To handle recording and youtube streaming in your jitsy environment you need a jibri server who connects to your jitsi.

Your jitsi server is jitsi.mydomain.mytld

Your jibri server is jibri.mydomain.mytld

On Jibri:

Edit /etc/hosts and add jibri jibri.mydomain.mytld to

Edit /etc/hostname content to jibri

Update your Debian.

Install Java 8. YOU WILL NEED version 8, cs later versions will fail.

So test for exixting java:

java -version

Should return something like

openjdk version "1.8.0_242"

Remove it, if it’s not the lucky 8.

Installing Java 8:

apt-get install -y wget gnupg software-properties-common
wget -qO - https://adoptopenjdk.jfrog.io/adoptopenjdk/api/gpg/key/public | apt-key add -
add-apt-repository --yes https://adoptopenjdk.jfrog.io/adoptopenjdk/deb/
apt-get update
apt-get install -y adoptopenjdk-8-hotspot

Edit roots ~/.bash_profile and user jibri bash profile too and add this line export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/adoptopenjdk-8-hotspot-amd64/bin/java


source ~/.bash_profile

Install some helpers:

apt-get install -y install unzip ffmpeg curl alsa-utils icewm xdotool xserver-xorg-input-void xserver-xorg-video-dummy

Setup your ALSA:

echo "snd-aloop" >> /etc/modules
modprobe snd-aloop
lsmod | grep snd_aloop

Install some Chrome:

curl -sS -o - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add
echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
apt-get update
apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable

Then configure Chrome:

mkdir -p /etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed
echo '{ "CommandLineFlagSecurityWarningsEnabled": false }' >>/etc/opt/chrome/policies/managed/managed_policies.json

Install Chromedriver:

CHROME_DRIVER_VERSION=`curl -sS chromedriver.storage.googleapis.com/LATEST_RELEASE`
wget -N http://chromedriver.storage.googleapis.com/$CHROME_DRIVER_VERSION/chromedriver_linux64.zip -P ~/
unzip ~/chromedriver_linux64.zip -d ~/
rm ~/chromedriver_linux64.zip
mv -f ~/chromedriver /usr/local/bin/chromedriver
chown root:root /usr/local/bin/chromedriver
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/chromedriver

Install Jibri:

wget -qO - https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-key.gpg.key | apt-key add -
sh -c "echo 'deb https://download.jitsi.org stable/' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list"
apt-get update && apt-get install -y jibri

Set jibri user rights:

usermod -aG adm,audio,video,plugdev jibri

Enable the jibri service.

systemctl enable jibri

On Jitsi:

Configure prosody:
Edit /etc/prosody/conf.avail/meet.myfirewall.org.cfg.lua
and add at the end:

-- internal muc component, meant to enable pools of jibri and jigasi clients
Component "internal.auth.jitsi.mydomain.mytld" "muc"
    modules_enabled = {
    storage = "memory"
    muc_room_cache_size = 1000
VirtualHost "recorder.jitsi.mydomain.mytld"
    modules_enabled = {
    authentication = "internal_plain"

Reload prosody:

/etc/init.d/prosody reload

Create two prosody users:

prosodyctl register jibri auth.jitsi.mydomain.mytld JIBRIPASSWORD
prosodyctl register recorder recorder.jitsi.mydomain.mytld RECORDERPASSWORD

Keep these passwords in mind!

Configure Jicofo:
Edit /etc/jitsi/jicofo/sip-communicator.properties and add two lines
at the end:


Reload jicofo:

/etc/init.d/jicofo reload

Configure jitsi meet:
Edit /etc/jitsi/meet/jitsi.mydomain.mytld-config.js:
Enable these lines or add them:

fileRecordingsEnabled: true,
liveStreamingEnabled: true,
hiddenDomain: 'recorder.jitsi.mydomain.mytld',

These commas are important!

Edit /usr/share/jitsi-meet/interface_config.js and add recording and livestreaming to TOOLBAR_BUTTONS

Open incoming port 5222 for jibri.mydomain.mytld on jitsis firewall.

On Jibri:


mkdir /data/recordings
chown jibri:jitsi /data/recordings

Edit /etc/jitsi/jibri/config.json:

    "finalize_recording_script_path": "/path/to/finalize_recording.sh",
    "xmpp_environments": [
            "name": "prod environment",
            "xmpp_server_hosts": [
            "xmpp_domain": "jitsi.mydomain.mytld",
            "control_login": {
                // The domain to use for logging in
                "domain": "auth.jitsi.mydomain.mytld",
                // The credentials for logging in
                "username": "jibri",
                "password": "JIBRIPASSWORD"
            "control_muc": {
                "domain": "internal.auth.jitsi.mydomain.mytld",
                "room_name": "JibriBrewery",
                "nickname": "jibri-nickname"
            "call_login": {
                "domain": "recorder.jitsi.mydomain.mytld",
                "username": "recorder",
                "password": "RECORDERPASSWORD"
            "room_jid_domain_string_to_strip_from_start": "conference.",
            "usage_timeout": "0"

Restart jibri:

systemctl restart jibri

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