Use a Pi hooked up to the living-room TV with a webcam to make family and group video calls easier to manage without having to frequently rearrange computer locations.
- Raspberry Pi 4B 8G
- Ubuntu arm64 w/Xubuntu Desktop
- HDMI to miniHDMI cable
- USB-C power adaptor
- USB Webcam
- Pi Cam
- Connectivity Options:
- External keyboard & mouse (less optimal)
- VNC (doable)
- Barrier (preferred)
First off is the microphone enabled USB Webcam.
So close! The webcam was seen, the mics picked up sound from across the room just fine, everything was beautiful on the initial tests. That is until I joined a google meet. Video both directions were good, but the Pi began to choke on the audio processing. No sound in or out.