Package Details: vidyodesktop

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Package Base: vidyodesktop
Description: VidyoDesktop(TM) video conferencing client
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Keywords: client desktop proprietary videoconference
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: vidyo
Submitter: troyengel
Maintainer: seadanda
Last Packager: seadanda
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.000083
First Submitted: 2014-09-05 20:19
Last Updated: 2018-10-26 09:42

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seadanda commented on 2018-02-05 14:20

Hi @bunnybooboo, VidyoDesktop broke with an update to qt a few months ago. Unfortunately Vidyo stopped supporting Vidyo Desktop on Linux a long time ago and so I doubt we will see any attempts to fix this problem. The current version (3.6.3_017) was released back in March 2016. Since it is closed source the only way that we have found to run it succesfully is by using a systemtray application.

If you run trayer (which is installed as a dependency) before running Vidyo Desktop, Vidyo works without any issues. This is unfortunate but it is an upstream issue.

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truber commented on 2017-01-23 17:27

There is a new version at It installs and can join meetings, but hangs then crashes when trying to share my screen.

It doesn't look to me like any dependencies changed (checked debian control file & ldd of binaries).

troyengel commented on 2017-01-06 01:31

Heads up - upstream ( has borked their SSL certificate, which is blocking curl from downloading the DEB file. I can't even get Firefox to let me bypass it with their "enhanced security" (snake oil), but Chromium will.

Use Chromium, download the DEB file into the same directory as the PKGBUILD file and then run makepkg manually, it will build properly - I just tested it. If anyone has a contact at Vidyo, let them know. Please do not mark this package out of date because of this download failure, not a whole lot we can do here.

troyengel commented on 2016-08-22 19:46

This is the specific Vidyo server component hosted by, well in my case my employer but in your link CERN. They have to make available the versions they want you to use and download on the server, it's not an automatic update - I have had to email our internal A/V team to get the hosted installers updated to the latest versions before...

bunnybooboo commented on 2016-08-22 19:38

I'm not so sure about that. Using the test room link provided by CERN or a link from another room host finds the download window.

snack commented on 2016-08-22 14:25

I fear that the Vidyo desktop application is dead. Here:

it is suggested to use the web based application, and the option to download the desktop client is not even available. So hoping for a new release to fix the issue seems a waste of time to me...

lunik1 commented on 2016-08-22 14:04

Another wrinkle to this problem I've found: if I start my laptop with a second monitor plugged in it will still segfault until I disable one of them.

troyengel commented on 2016-08-22 13:53

I use on my work Dell laptop (no external monitor) & desktop (2 external monitors) with the MATE desktop on both, it works for me in both locations as well as Vidyo ever works. I install the kitchen sink of desktop A/V library packages (gstreamer*, all the 'ugly' plugins, etc.) which *might* be somehow connected, and MATE uses PulseAudio as well. $0.02!

snack commented on 2016-08-22 09:04

@joe: stimulated by your post I tried again. Nothing changed: works fine on my laptop with an external monitor plugged and active, segfaults with no external screen (also with screen plugged but not used).
I don't know what can be done to fix the issue. This thread seems to be the only place in the web where this problem is mentioned...

joe commented on 2016-08-22 08:51

Is anyone able to run the current version ( on arch?

I'm using i3+ALSA and experiencing exactly what @burntsushi describes.

Downgrading to 3_3_0_127 works for me, but if anyone got the latest version running, I'd be very interested.

lunik1 commented on 2016-07-18 10:20

@snack I'm seeing the same problem on my laptop with i3+pulseaudio

The strange part is the second monitor doesn't even need to be active, just plugged in. This is over VGA.