Hey folks, this looks amazingly powerful but MAN I’m not off to a good start…
mimoLive 5.7 on Mac mini on macOS 10.15.5
mimoCaller on iPad iOS 13.4.1
mimoCaller on iPhone on iOS 13.5.1
mimoCaller on MacBook Pro on macOS 10.15.6 (beta) and Chrome 83.0.4103.61
I created a new project using the “call-in show” template
Immediately tried connecting to one of the mimoCaller (A) URLs from an iPad. In Chrome, the page just loads solid grey. No camera requests, no interface, just a wall of grey. I tried Safari, and that connects. At first, I did not see the Program from mimoLive on the iPad, but after a refresh it came up. But more importantly, on the Mac running mimoLive, it shows that the “partner” is connected, and I see the audio coming through, but the camera does not show up — even though on the iPad in Safari, I do see its own camera in the corner.
I tried to connect mimoCaller B on an iPhone, got the same thing re: Chrome vs Safari, and got basically the same experience — audio comes through, video does not. Further, the UI on the iPhone is completely overlapping itself and essentially unusable. Gave up.
I tried connecting mimoCaller B from a MacBook Pro. In Safari, the page keeps reloading. I tried Chrome, and finally the camera from that mimoCaller B Mac is coming through to mimoLive, so that’s good. I saw the mimoLive program on the mimoCaller B Mac initially, but then it disappeared. Still saw that Mac’s own webcam in the corner, and the mimoCall UI, but the Program disappeared. Reloading the page restored it. So for the moment, mimoCaller B Mac appears to be OK.
Back to the iPad, I decided to try the app. I downloaded Reporter, refreshed and loaded the app. It prompted me to join the call; I accepted that, and I’m seeing myself (iPad webcam) full screen, with the Program in a tiny preview icon in the corner (and that took maybe a minute to show up; I was about to write that I didn’t see the Program at all). The audio and video is finally coming through to the mimoLive though. I see that you can add titles and such, so perhaps this is meant as a broadcast tool more than a “join the call” tool. So that means what I really need to be using is the browser (which is what I want to use to make it easier on guests), but it has all the problems noted above.
At this point, the iPad or iPhone are unusable as call-in devices, but the Mac works, albeit initially problematically. The mimoLive Program has been stable on the mimoCaller B Mac for a while now, so hopefully that holds. Oops I take that back… the Program is gone again.
Using just computers to call in is fine, but I can’t have the Program randomly disappear on the remote caller’s computer. Any words of wisdom here?