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Best Open Source Video Conferencing Software

Video conferencing is a communication session between two users or a group of users, regardless of their location, while enabling the participants to see and hear each other in a way determined by the type of a video conference. There are two main types of video conferencing: personal video conferencing and group conferences. Personal video conferencing involves a video session between two users. Group conferencing involves all other types of conferences.

Let’s get straight down to our recommended open source video conferencing solutions.

Video Conferencing - Best Open Source Software

Gold medal awardJitsi is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. It's privacy focused, compatible with WebRTC, and supports advanced video routing concepts such as simulcast, bandwidth estimations, and scalable video coding.

https://jitsi.org/
License: Apache License 2.0
Silver medal awardSignal is not just a marvellous secure messaging app, It is good for encrypted videoconferencing as well. There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, no nasty tracking.

https://signal.org/
License: GNU General Public License v3, Affero General Public License (server)
Bronze medal awardOpenMeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming

http://openmeetings.apache.org/
License: Apache License 2.0

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