Disables all video playback on the local computer

Viewer-Side Option! (&view, &scene, &room)



&novideo disables all video playback on the local computer. Useful for reducing the CPU and network load on other connect peers if voice-chat is sufficient.

  • Join a group-room as audio-only, to limit load on the guests.

When used together with &noaudio (&novideo&noaudio), prevents guest room member from seeing or hearing other member's audio or video feeds.

  • Useful for directors who may wish to only issue commands or text chat, but not need to see video or audio.

You can pass a comma separated list of stream IDs that will be excluded, so that they specifically will play video. ?novideo=guest1a,guest2a will only allow video from guest1a and guest2a to play.

Video tracks are blocked and do not form any connection when using peer-to-peer, not taking up bandwidth or system load, but they also cannot be re-enabled without reconnecting. Video tracks from WHIP-based sources, Iframes, or some non-standard sources may still allow video tracks to connect, using up bandwidth, but will not be rendered. Check the connection stats for that stream ID to confirm.

Use &broadcast or &showonly if you want to disable all videos except any stream IDs listed.


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