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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Audio/Video calls do not work (WebRTC issue?)

From: 1gooddood1
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Audio/Video calls do not work (WebRTC issue?)
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 22:43:22 +0200

On Thu, 8 Aug 2019 19:47:02 +0200
Tirifto <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello all!
> I have trouble getting audio/video calls to work in IceCat. They
> work in neither Riot [1] nor Jitsi Meet [2]. It seems as though WebRTC
> is not functioning properly. Does IceCat come with WebRTC disabled,
> and if yes, is there a way to enable it?
> I'm running Icecat 60.7.0 on Parabola GNU+Linux-libre, having
> installed it via Arch User Repository [3]. (The installed binary
> should be the one distributed by GNU.) In about:config,
> ‘media.peerconnection.enabled’ is set to ‘true’.
> Best wishes and thanks in advance
> // Tirifto
> P.S.: I'm pretty sure I was able to make calls work earlier, when
> running Icecat packaged by either Guix or Parabola. Does anyone know
> whether those are set up or compiled differently?
> P.P.S.: For the record, I do have custom add-ons installed, but I
> couldn't get calls to work in safe mode, either, so that shouldn't be
> the issue.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 1. https://about.riot.im/
> 2. https://meet.jit.si/
> 3. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/icecat-bin/
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

Odds are the binary is explicitly build without webrtc. The GNU/Linux
mozconfig file in the icecat repos indeed has the --disable-webrtc
compilation flag in there. You can check about:buildconfig to see if
the flag is present.

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