Tutorial: WebRTC using PeerJS


#1

Been spending time on a WebRTC video chat app and thought I’d produce a little tutorial.

It’s a simple ‘hello world’ type app. Uses ‘tmeasday:presence’ to check for users online, uses PeerJS to simplify the webrtc internals.

Was fun to write, maybe helpful for somebody else?

http://www.mhurwi.com/a-basic-webrtc-tutorial-using-meteor-peerjs/


#2

Hi @mhurwi,

I had go through your blog for WebRTC using PeerJS.

I am facing issues. Can you help me to resolve.


#3

You can also look at this repo I wrote a long time ago.

It’s a Meteor app for P2P chat using PeerJS for the communication between peers and Meteor for user management and presence.


#4

Hi @skini26 ,
Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately it was prepared for chat only.
Is there anyway to prepare it for Audio , Video chat and screen sharing?


#5

Yes there is of course. The only thing you have to change or add is the client side code with peerJS. When the peer will receive a video chat request, you’ll have to open the user media and setup some things. But the concept is still the same, you receive messages from a peer via peerJS, then you decide what to do.

I found this, it is exactly what you want to do !


#6

@skini26
Oops,Getting errors while running oro-chat application .
Every webrtc and peerjs based tools were prepared longtime back, might be not working for not able to support latest versions of Meteor or else.


#7

You probably have to update it yourself, this project is a little old so there’s maybe something conflicting with your actual meteor version. I’m not using Meteor since 1.2 so I don’t know what can cause those error (tthere’s already a simple one about the reserved template name).


#8

Still wondering why people use PeerJS? It’s unmaintained since a few months :frowning:


#9

@XTA, please suggest the thing which can be usable…


#10

We are using RTCMultiConnection - it’s still maintained and delivers a lot of features. Only the documentation could be better (there are some changes between v2 and v3).


#11

Thank you @XTA,

It seems very suitable to my requirement, even providing lot more than that.
I will take a look at it.