VidyoConnect™ is Vidyo's enterprise meeting solution for team collaboration. It offers a unified experience across desktop, WebRTC, and mobile devices. This article describes version 18.3.0 of the VidyoConnect desktop applicaton, which includes WebRTC unless otherwise noted.
What's New in This Release
Here's what's new in this release:
Far End Camera Control (FECC)
- This feature allows participants in a call to remotely control a Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera connected to a far end VidyoConnect desktop or VidyoRoom endpoint.
- FECC works with VidyoPortal™ version 17.1.0 or later.
- The Camera Owner must enable FECC under Device Settings prior to joining a VidyoConnect call as a participant" or FECC must be enabled under Device Settings by the Camera Owner prior to joining the VidyoConnect call.
- You can access all the controls you need to adjust a participant’s far end camera by clicking the FECC button on the lower right of the participant’s video tile, or by clicking next to the participant’s name in the VidyoConnect Participants' list. The FECC Control Panel allows you to:
- Move the camera up, down, right, or left with the corresponding arrow keys.
- Zoom in or out with the + or – keys.
- Only cameras that are capable of panning, tilting, and zooming are supported. For a list of the supported cameras, refer to the “Supported Cameras for Using the FECC Capability” section below.
- To learn more about using FECC with VidyoConnect for Desktop, refer to the Using the VidyoConnect Far End Camera Control (FECC) Capability for Desktop and Mobile article.
- VidyoConnect can now display a configurable banner to users as soon as they successfully log in to the VidyoConnect application.
- The banner could display, for example, a welcome message, information about your company, or security information that users need to read and acknowledge.
- If you’re a Super Admin using VidyoPortal version 17.1.0 and later, you can:
- Enable or disable this feature.
- Input, format, and edit the text that the users will see on the login banner.
- Select both “Welcome Banner” and “Login Banner” to enable users to see their login history along with the banner message.
- To learn more about enabling this feature, refer to the Customizing the Login and Welcome Banners article.
End-User License Agreement (EULA)
- After you install the VidyoConnect application, you will now be able to read and accept Vidyo’s EULA before you first launch the application.
- Thereafter, you can access the EULA anytime by clicking the Settings button in the VidyoConnect application and selecting “About VidyoConnect”.
- Once you accept the EULA, you will not be prompted to accept it again unless the application is re-installed or upgraded with a new EULA version.
- If you do not see the EULA when launching the VidyoConnect software, then possibly an administrator has accepted the EULA on your behalf.
Terms and Conditions
- This applies to registered VidyoCloud™ customers including auto-login users, SAML-authenticated users, guest users on the VidyoCloud portal, and those using VidyoCloud portal endpoints such as VidyoRoom.
- This does not apply to customers using older versions of VidyoConnect software or on-premise customers.
- At any point, you have the ability to withdraw your user consent by clicking the Settings button in the VidyoConnect application and selecting “Terms & Privacy”. Once the consent window is opened, you may uncheck one or both of your acceptances and quit the VidyoConnect application. After withdrawing consent, the application will prompt you again the next time you launch VidyoConnect.
On-premise customers in the European Union (EU) may choose to enable this user consent workflow. Please contact your Solution Engineer for details. If you would like further information or need additional assistance, please contact VidyoCloud Support at 1844-488-2227 or +1-201-620-6955 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upgrading from VidyoDesktop™ or Vidyo Neo™
If you’re planning to upgrade to VidyoConnect from VidyoDesktop or Vidyo Neo, we'd like to clarify a few important points that you should pass along to your users:
- If you've just switched from Vidyo Neo or VidyoDesktop and VidyoMobile™ to VidyoConnect, your users will now be redirected to the new VidyoConnect for Mobile app when they join a call from a mobile device. They will first be prompted to download the app from the Google Play™ Store or the Apple® App Store. Then, once the app is installed, they'll be routed to their call via the VidyoConnect for Mobile app.
- If you’re still using VidyoDesktop and VidyoMobile, we encourage you to upgrade to VidyoConnect to access all the latest features. Please contact us to initiate the upgrade to VidyoConnect, and click here to learn more about what to expect.
We invite you to visit our VidyoConnect page to find out more about the VidyoConnect applications, the benefits of moving to our cloud services, and the plans we offer.
Platform and Browser Compatibility for VidyoConnect for Desktop
The following table defines the compatibility between VidyoConnect version 18.3.0, OS platforms, and browsers.
OS X Platforms
|Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit||
Mac OS X 10.12x
|Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit||
Mac OS X 10.13x
The tables above reflect Vidyo’s current test matrix. Other platforms and browsers may also work, although they are not officially supported.
Portal Compatibility for On-Premise VidyoConnect Customers
If you are an on-premise customer, refer to the Vidyo Compatibility Matrix article to determine which version of the portal your VidyoConnect release is compatible with.
Supported Cameras for Using the FECC Capability
In order for the FECC capability to work, the far end user (Camera Owner) must enable one of the cameras below within their VidyoConnect for Desktop application, while also running on a Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 platform. Once one of these supported cameras is enabled, other VidyoConnect participants will be able to remotely pan, tilt, and zoom the camera. For more detailed information, please refer to the Using the VidyoConnect Far End Camera Control (FECC) Capability for Desktop and Mobile article.
The following table defines the supported cameras for using the FECC capability including the manufacturer, model, and a brief description.
|Logitech||BCC950 ConferenceCam||Conference camera that combines 1080p 30fps with full-duplex speakerphone.|
|Logitech||CC3000e ConferenceCam||Recommended for rooms up to 20′ x 10′.|
|Logitech||Group||ConferenceCam solution for meetings with up to 14 participants.|
|Logitech||PTZ Pro 2||HD 1080p camera with enhanced pan, tilt, and zoom.|
1080p60 PTZ camera. Supported only via the USB 3.0 output. Requires software version 3.3.10 or later.
Note: For assistance in controlling this camera, refer to the VidyoConnect - Controlling the Sony SRG-1200DU PTZ Camera via USB article.
- Digital PTZ cameras may be detected as controllable; however, these cameras are not recommended for clinical or large conference settings.
- To set privacy permissions for microphones and cameras with MacOS Mojave, refer to the VidyoConnect - Setting Privacy Permissions for Microphones and Cameras with MacOS Mojave article.
Resolved and Known Issues
The following table lists the resolved issues in VidyoConnect for Desktop version 18.3.0:
VidyoConnect for Desktop Version 18.3.0 - Resolved Issues
|NEP-10643||Vidyo fixed a Japanese translation issue for "continue recording" and "end recording" in the pop-up window when leaving leaving a recorded conference room.|
|NEP-10315||Vidyo fixed an incorrect ‘unable to connect’ error message for users returning to their machines from sleep mode. Users are now able to successfully connect to the Google calendar.|
|NEP-10179||Vidyo fixed an issue with users experiencing robotic audio when using RevoLabs microphone in a conference room.|
|NEP-10130||Vidyo fixed a bug with VidyoConnect when it failed to parse the meeting invite link from a Google calendar that resulted in a 404 error.|
|NEP-9835||Vidyo corrected a bug where VidyoConnect was not setting user presence status correctly after a user was invited via VidyoPortal web services API.|
|NEP-9233 and 9232||Vidyo fixed a crash issue with device management when a user connected to a machine running VidyoConnect using remote desktop (RDP).|
|NEP-8342 and GS-4278||Vidyo fixed a share frame rate issue when sharing from VidyoConnect desktop caused the screen display to flicker on the receiving side.|
|NEP-8183||Vidyo corrected a custom invocation issue when a room PIN is configured and provided.|
|NEP-7653||An issue was fixed with the MSI installer and Outlook calendar integration.|
|NEP-4514||Vidyo corrected a bug in VidyoConnect for Mac where the application showed a black background when a user shared in full screen mode.|
The following table lists the known issues in VidyoConnect for Desktop version 18.3.0:
|VidyoConnect for Desktop Version 18.3.0 - Known Issues|
|NEP-10893||A MacBook built-in camera stays active but not functional after a user closes the laptop lid and reopens it while in a call.|
|NEP-10792||A meeting room that is locked by its owner at the same time as a user joining it does not immediately show its locked status. However, a user will not be able to join the room and sees the locked room pop-up message.|
|NEP-10798||The activity indicator is enabled on HP Webcam HD 2300 while in a call with muted audio and video and should show the camera is not in use.|
|NEP-10794||The "Unable to establish a connection" pop-up should not display in the log in screen; however in some scenarios displays incorrectly. For example, when joining a call and disabling and then enabling internet connection.|
|NEP-10792||If a user clicks on a public room of another user and the room owner locks this room the user should not be able to join the room. The "Join" option should not display in this scenario.|
|NEP-10791||Users are not able to connect their Exchange calendar when using 32-bit VidyoConnect installed using MSI on 64-bit OS.|
In VidyoConnect versions 18.2.3 and 18.2.0 when a user clicks on a guest link again the camera icon is muted and there is no self view. The camera is off when the user returns to guest beauty screen after clicking 'Cancel and go back '.
Workaround: The user can click on the camera icon as if to mute and unmute.
|NEP-10789||When a user adds a room to "favorites" and then searches for this room; the room is displayed incorrectly without the white star indicator in search results.|
|NEP-10788||Users cannot close whiteboard pop-up when VidyoConnect is in minimum size.|
|NEP-10766||Unable to join more than two legacy endpoints to the same conference|
|NEP-10765||Recording URL displayed for Admin after recording was stopped|
|NEP-10748||Only 14-15 tiles are displayed in grid view in mass call|
|NEP-10642||When no replay URL is defined in tenant - clicking the replay link icon opens an instance of VidyoConnect|
|NEP-10610||When a user with a controllable camera (camera owner) mutes or unplugs the camera while it is being remotely controlled results in the user being dropped from the call with a frozen app screen.|
|NEP-10599||User sees recording option when no recorder is configured for the tenant|
|NEP-10595||While a user is in a multi-participant call and CPU constrained, VidyoConnect resource manager now takes a few minutes longer to drop video tiles.|
|NEP-10568||Reconnected headset not displayed in mic and speaker drop down|
|NEP-10546||User doesn't see invitation to the call after acknowledge the Login Banner|
|NEP-10520||DTMF tones are played for user when someone joined the call|
|NEP-10395||Admin cannot invite users if he was invited to the meeting|
|NEP-10282||MSI: Uninstall does not remove VidyoConnect files|
|NEP-10280||Occasionally for Lenovo T440P machines running Windows 7, the audio devices fail to work after computer resumes from sleep mode.|
|NEP-10258||iFrames from different tenant are displayed if user was logged in there|
|NEP-10257||Unable to join the same room after leaving on first attempt|
|NEP-10243||WebRTC only: The camera and mic permission prompt message is not displayed and the self view shows a loading spinner when user joins a call without giving the browser permissions to use camera and the mic.|
|NEP-10233||User is unable to join a call via guest link if logged in on WebRTC|
|NEP-10220||User who left while network was lost is displayed in call|
|NEP-10081||'Setup is loading' pop up is displayed in English|
|NEP-9942||WebRTC joining very large conference - may take several minutes to receive audio/video|
|NEP-9941||User that was muted the entire call does not appear unless pinned, appears as black tile when unpinned|
|NEP-9859||When connecting to VidyoConnect using WebRTC, if a user tries to draw or move a complex object on a whiteboard or tries to copy and paste numerous objects on a whiteboard, a “Connection Error” occurs.|
|NEP-9746||When using the whiteboard feature, if a user selects the Text tool, types some text, and then undocks their laptop, the text is not saved on the whiteboard.|
|NEP-9703||When having a Chrome window open in Windows and joining a call with a remote participant; the remote participant will see a black/blank screen/window in Chrome.|
|NEP-9689||When using Windows 7, if a PowerPoint® presentation is shared in edit mode and then the user starts the slide show, the presentation does not switch to slide show mode but rather remains in edit mode.|
|NEP-9683||When using Firefox, if a headset is plugged in but the user selects their internal microphone as their audio device, when the user speaks, the remote participant hears sound from both the headset mic and the internal mic.|
|NEP-9671||The message “Unable to join the conference. A server error has occurred” appears when a user tries to join a call on macOS 10.13.3 when SCIP is blocked.|
|NEP-9636||When the network gets disconnected on a PC with a VirtualBox installed, the appropriate message “To report the problem, you can generate logs to send to technical support” is not displayed.|
|NEP-9077||Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709 introduces a new section in Windows Defender Security Center (WDSC) under App and Browser Control -> Exploit protection settings. One of these settings is called "Force randomization for images (Mandatory ASLR)" and if set to "On by default" then the VidyoConnectInstaller-win32-TAG_VCOND_17_3_0_3325.exe and VidyoConnectInstaller-win64-TAG_VCOND_17_3_0_3325.exe will not launch. This also affects Neo user installers (2580 and 2575).|
|When using the Text tool on the whiteboard, various issues may occur. For example, the text box cannot be resized after the user types a few lines of text and the layout of the text in the text box may change when the user exits from the text box.|
|NEP-8770||When using the whiteboard feature, if a user creates a page and gives it a title, but then uses “undo” and “redo” a number of times, the page loses its title.|
|NEP-8651||If a user joins and disconnects from a VidyoConnect conference, but then leaves VidyoConnect running, the user’s screensaver never comes on and the display does not go into Sleep mode.|
|NEP-8426||If a user calls another user, but then the called user leaves the conference right after clicking the Answer button, the conference remains in progress on the caller’s side, the participant counter shows 0, and the caller can’t leave the conference.|
If a user clicks “Join” to join a call and then downloads the client, the user will be unable to log in as a guest if auto login is enabled and they have an expired access token.
Workaround: The login page appears and the user can log in using their username and password.
|NEP-8327||When a user logs into Neo for Desktop and clicks on a room to lock it and then logs in to the Tenant Admin to unlock the room; the system should then display the room as "unlocked". However, the application incorrectly displays the room as "locked" when it should display as unlocked.|
When using VidyoConnect on Windows, using the PrintWindow function occasionally causes VidyoConnect to hang.Workaround: Either restart Windows or find the application that is causing PrintWindow to hang and close it.
|NEP-8131||Closing the VidyoConnect window doesn’t prevent a user from joining a call. Therefore, if a user clicks to join a room and then closes the VidyoConnect window, that user will actually join the call.|
|NEP-8107||If all the participants in the call have muted their cameras, the VidyoConnect screen is blank until someone speaks.|
|NEP-7936||An alias cannot be added as to favorites; however, aliases do appear under the Rooms tab.|
For users with muted audio who dial out to a legacy endpoint, the application is unable to send DTMF tones.
If a Windows 10 user who has the VidyoConnect app installed opens the Start menu, searches for “Apps and features”, and then enters VidyoConnect as the app that they want to uninstall, the VidyoConnect uninstaller does not launch; instead, the User Account Control dialog box displays.Workaround: Manually launch the VidyoConnect uninstaller from the from %LOCALAPPDATA%\VidyoConnect folder.
|NEP-7743||When using web proxy with basic authentication, the VidyoConnect app cannot connect to Google Calendar.|
|NEP-7299||If a room owner mutes all the cameras and microphones via the Control Meeting page and then goes back to the VidyoConnect interface and unmutes himself/herself, the Control Meeting page continues to show that the room owner is muted.|
|NEP-7250||Some default Windows apps, such as Photos, Calendar, and Groove™, do not appear in the application share list.|
|NEP-7212||When using the Outlook Add-on, the erroneous error message “There was an error connecting to portal. Internal Server Error (500)” appears when a user tries to create a meeting using a deleted or disabled room.|
|NEP-6836||When guest users or web browser users join a call with their cameras and microphones muted, they see audio-only tiles on the VidyoConnect in-call screen.|
|NEP-6787||If Outlook is the default email client and a user creates a meeting invitation with VidyoConnect, when the Outlook meeting invite opens, the HTML meeting invitation does not appear.|
|NEP-6706||The “Joining the call” message continues to display for three to four seconds after all the video tiles appear.|
|NEP-6674||When VidyoConnect is downloaded from the portal and the installer is launched, the message “VidyoConnect is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” appears twice.|
|NEP-6431||When a user has more than one display and shares a PowerPoint® slideshow when Presenter View is enabled, both the slideshow and Presenter View are shared.|
When in Theater Mode, if all cameras are muted and then unmuted from the Control Meeting page, only one tile appears.Workaround: Switch to Gallery View to see all the tiles or disconnect and rejoin the call.
When a new meeting is created, Outlook crashes one time after each clean installation of VidyoConnect on Windows 10 32-bit with Microsoft Outlook 2016.
If VidyoConnect loses connection with the Microsoft Outlook calendar, the user will not receive a notification that the connection was lost.
If a user has the room details page open at the same time the admin sets a PIN for the room, when the user clicks the Join button, they will not be asked to enter the PIN nor will they be able to join the room.Workaround: Re-open the room details page. You will then be asked to enter the PIN.
|NEP-5956||If a monitor is shared from a Mac, the other participants in the conference see the shared monitor but they also see the highlighted borders and the Share icon.|
When a user clicks to select their own room, there is a few second delay before the room link and the send invitation links appear.
If a conference participant selects an application to share and then minimizes the application, that participant’s view will appear as if they are sharing the content, but the remote users will not see the shared content.
|NEP-5776||When the portal is configured to not Allow Public Room creation by users, the + button (which enables the creation of new public rooms) appears for a few seconds after the VidyoConnect application starts.|
When using a Mac and sharing content, occasionally the “This video will resume when the remote connection improves” may appear on the tile that is displaying the shared content.
|NEP-4921||If a user’s camera is being used by an application other than VidyoConnect, and then the user joins a call with VidyoConnect, that user will not see a notification that their camera is in use by another application.|
|NEP-4802||Due to an Apple® limitation, when sharing the Mail application on a Mac, the minimized view of VidyoConnect is also shared.|
|NEP-4801||Due to an OS limitation, while a participant is sharing their screen, the green outline that appears around the shared content does not include the taskbar even though the other conference participants can actually see the taskbar.|
|NEP-4713||Due to an OS limitation, when a participant views the list of apps available to share, Safari® windows are shown as “Untitled” and Chrome windows are shown as “New Tab”.|
|NEP-4313||Due to a limitation in Outlook on a Mac, when a meeting is scheduled via VidyoConnect on a Mac, the attendees’ availability information does not appear.|
In low bandwidth calls, lip sync issues might occur.
|NEP-4047||Echo can be heard for approximately one second after a headset is disconnected from a MacBook Pro® or a MacBook®.|
|NEP-3685||The incorrect CDR call completion code displays when the call is ended by the caller.|
|NEP-3684||Incorrect CDR entries display when an incoming call times out.|
|NEP-3467||If the network is slow and a user is the first participant to join a call, the user sees a “[username] has joined the conference” message instead of the “You’re the only person in the call” message.|
|NEP-3187||If a user has more than one display and shares the main display, the video window does not move to the non-shared display.|
|NEP-2823||If a user launches the HTML Control Meeting page of a public room, selects the ‘”Mute audio and allow participants to re-enable” option from the Control Meeting page, unmutes locally from VidyoConnect, and selects the “Disable video and allow participants to re-enable” option from the Control Meeting page, both the audio and video are disabled.|
|NEP-2129||If a Tenant admin changes the name of a room, VidyoConnect users do not see the new room name in the UI until they log out and log back in.|
|NEPWEB-1275||When a Sessheiser headset is connected, the Firefox browser transmits audio on both external mics (e.g., the built-in mic on the camera and the mic on the Sessheiser headset) during a call.|
|NEPWEB-1253||When using the Firefox browser, TURN relay calls may fail and the “ICE connection failed” error message may appear.|
|NEPWEB-1183||When a user clicks the … button near a name in the VidyoConnect left panel, the stethoscope indicator is missing.|
|NEPWEB-1118||Due to a limitation with the Firefox browser, if a user opens the application share list and then changes the name of an app, the app's name is not updated on the application share list.|
|NEPWEB-1116||Due to a limitation with the Firefox browser, the application share list does not update in real time; therefore, if a user opens a new app, they will not see it in the VidyoConnect share list unless they relaunch Firefox.|
|NEPWEB-1087||When using Firefox, the video displayed in the participant’s tile may not be from the camera selected on the Device Settings screen.|
|NEPWEB-1083||Due to a limitation with the Firefox browser, even if multiple audio output devices are connected, only the system default device appears as the speaker and ringing device on the VidyoConnect Device Settings screen.|
|NEPWEB-932||If there are no lines available on the portal when a VidyoConnect guest user tries to join a call, the guest user will receive the erroneous message “Unable to join the conference. Please contact your administrator” instead of the correct message “Unfortunately, all lines are in use. Please contact your administrator or try again”.|
|NEPWEB-930||If a logged-in VidyoConnect user tries to log out during an ongoing call, that user will receive an “Application Error” message.|
|NEPWEB-916||If a Firefox user joins a call, shares content, and then edits the shared content, the other participants in the call will not see the edits.|
|NEPWEB-914||If a Firefox user joins a call as a guest and then gets disconnected, after refreshing the browser, that user will receive a message saying the server is full and asking them to “Try again”. If the user then clicks the “Try again” button, the Firefox browser icon will keep spinning and never load the page.|
|NEPWEB-824||When using Firefox, headsets do not appear in the list of available ringing devices on the Devices page.|
|NEPWEB-369||When a user who is using Firefox on Ubuntu 16.04 OS starts sharing an application, the application is not brought to the foreground.|
|NEPWEB-198||When using Chrome on Windows 8.1, the device list may show an invalid speaker and microphone option with the label "Communications".|
Content Sharing Known Limitation
The following table lists the lists the known OS limitation when sharing content with VidyoConnect:
|Content Sharing Known Limitation|
|Windows 10 and 8.1||
Universal Window Platform (UWP) applications that are displayed in a window on the desktop cannot be shared.
Applications that render all or part of their window’s content using Microsoft DirectComposition, such as Chrome 50 and Firefox 46, cannot be shared. Instead, the user must share the entire display.