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I look for a videocall-solution that exists both for Android and Raspberry Pi. The coders of Jitsi write that it will not work on the Pi, what a bummer. So I looked more into Nextcloud Talk and Google Duo.

The main functions I need:

  • running in fullscreen (well atleast if a call comes in) on the Pi's desktop
  • automatic accepting calls (no buttonpress needed)
  • nice to have: controlling the TV over CEC (like power off or something to either turn on and off or just skip from and back to the TV program. Eg. Google Chromecast works that way in the same TV.

Oh and the Pi has a Microsoft HD3000 (1280x720) cam with microsphone. What should I consider to put my time in? Google Duo? Nextcloud Talk? Or something completely different?

  • What does run on the Pi? Or would it be OK if you had to switch images? In the latter case, your question could be narrowed down to Android, as you can run that on the Pi as well? – Izzy Jul 17 at 18:49
  • well I probably could run Android, but I doubt it is useful without a touchscreen or any input-device? I feel like Raspbian can be do automated scripting better than Android? – Phish Jul 18 at 13:32
  • Well – it's your choice, and you define the requirements for this question. I fully get your point (and agree: none of my Pis runs Android, all of them are Linux ones). Just wanted to make sure :) – Izzy Jul 18 at 18:43
  • Yeah, thanks :) Looks like a kinda niche project to use a Pi for. Though since Microsoft stopped Skype-support for TVs I see no other solution. Hm... Should check if there is somehow a hacky way to use Google Duo perhaps. – Phish Jul 19 at 0:37
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    I guess I will stick to SIP and videocalls with Linphone, atleast both ecosystems (Android and Raspbian) have a working client. :) Thanks anyway! – Phish Jul 23 at 19:43

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