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[liberationtech] Ostel: encrypted phone calls

Nick liberationtech at
Thu Feb 20 13:46:28 PST 2014

Quoth Nathan of Guardian: 
> However, the Android version has excellent video support, that works
> through ZRTP encryption as well (though it is using a variable bit
> rate codec, which can reduce the effectiveness of the encryption).

Since your post to this list I've started using ostel with Jitsi, 
and it's working very well too. The video never seems to be 
reliable, though (this is Windows <-> Linux). Is that likely to be a 
Jitsi thing, or a ostel thing? Or just a speed of some of the
computers thing (some are slowish, but video works fine on them all 
with Skype).

I'd assumed it was inevitable, but if an Android client can do good 
video, then presumably laptops ought to manage it too.



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