IE plugin vs Chrome & Blue Jeans app command line options

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We have just switched from IE to the Chrome following BlueJeans recent recommandations and we are some sort of disappointed :

1. Bandwidth, the IE plug-in allows for uncapped HD bandwidth so we consistently reach 5mbps up and 5mbps down. On Chrome, it seems to be capped at 1.5mbps which has an adverse effect on image quality.

2. IE plug-in allows the presenter to screen-share while seeing guests in a floating frame, which could be enlarged to fullscreen (on a second display for instance). On Chrome: as soon as the presenter activates screenshare mode, the video of our guests disappear.  

We have tested the Blue Jeans app also. Although the Blue Jeans App solves all the above issues, it does not allow to strip the joining experience to the bare minimum as we could do with browsers, by preloading meeting ID/pin/username with the below syntax :

chrome.exe" --kiosk "

This opens a fullscreen Chrome, with the meeting ID 123456789, specifying "through browser", and with name = guestname

We are used to publishing a link to all user desktops by GPO this way, providing them with a one-click experience.

Any equivalence with the Blue Jeans app ? Command line options ? 

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Posted 2 years ago

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You can generate a shortcut to launch the Blue Jeans desktop app and join a specific meeting using this online tool I wrote.

See the original post for more information about usage instructions and the underlying implementation. Feel free to look at the source code and use it to integrate with your Group Policy deployment tools.

As the tool mentions, the ability to specify a guest name for yourself when you join only works if you're not logged into the desktop app. If you are logged into the app, your name in the roster will always come from your Blue Jeans account info, not the generated launch URL.
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The tool has a small failure, keeps remembering the last used name dispite the name you enter in the tool
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Hi Marcel,

Thank you for reporting the problem. I have forwarded your feedback to the concern team to help in fixing the reported issue.

Thank you,

Radhika Chatur
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works fine, but you cannot change the name even if your are not logged in, app remembers the name you used in the last meeting
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Hi Marcel, 

Once you are in the meeting, you can change your name in the roster. See 

Hope this helps,

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Dear Mike,

Thnkx, maybe the person who created the script can fix this fault,

because for the rest it is very handy

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I forgot I work with a lot of neywbies concerning BJ it takes to much time

to tell them how to change furthermore It doesn't give a professional

impression on the other side.