call: A/V Calls¶
call lets you initiate or receive calls from the terminal.
During a call, a graphical window will be created, displaying your correspondent’s video, with your own video feed in the bottom right corner.
With the UI present (by default), there are 3 buttons:
one to (un)mute video with the
one to (un)mute audio with the
one to hang up with the
Ctrl+cwill have the same effect.
Make a call. The primary argument is the JID of the entity you wish to call.
Pierre wants to call Louise:
$ li call make email@example.com
Receive a call. By default, you’ll see a confirmation prompt when someone is calling; you
can then use
y to accept the call or
n to reject it. Use the
--auto-accept JID option to automatically accept calls from a specific entity (can be
used multiple times), or the
--auto-accept-all to accept any incoming call.
Accepting a call automatically activates your webcam and microphone, and shares your IP
address with the caller. Therefore, using
--auto-accept-all is a security risk. Only
use it if you have a very good reason to do so.
Louise is expecting a call. When she receives one, a prompt will ask her to confirm and start it:
$ li call receive
Piotr has a device with a webcam and microphone for observing wildlife. He set the device to automatically accept his calls:
$ li call receive -a firstname.lastname@example.org
Libervia CLI will exit once the first accepted call is terminated. Looping in a shell may be necessary to call the same device multiple times.
Since using auto-accept mode activates the webcam and microphone, consider the privacy implications and ensure that no one will be filmed or recorded without their consent.