Last updated: 2021-06-03 17:53:16

    This document describes how to quickly run the TRTC demo for Electron.


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    Step 1. Create an application

    1. Log in to the TRTC console and select Development Assistance > Demo Quick Run.
    2. Enter an application name, e.g., TestTRTC, and click Create.

    Step 2. Download the SDK and demo source code

    1. Download the SDK and demo source code for your platform.
    2. Click Next.

    Step 3. Configure demo project files

    1. In the Modify Configuration step, select the platform in line with the source package downloaded.
    2. Decompress the source package and find the TRTCSDK/Electron/TRTCSimpleDemo/ directory, which is the "project directory" mentioned below.
    3. Find and open the debug/gen-test-user-sig.js file in the project directory.
    4. Set parameters in gen-test-user-sig.js as follows:
      • SDKAPPID: 0 by default. Set it to the actual `SDKAppID`.
      • SECRETKEY: left empty by default. Set it to the actual key.
    5. Click Next to complete the creation.
    6. After compilation, click Return to Overview Page.

    File paths and description:

    |---README.md                             README file. Please read it carefully.
    |---main.electron.js                      Electron main file
    |---public                                Stores static files
    |---vue.config.js                         Vue CLI project file
    |---src                                   Source code directory
    | |---app.vue
    | |---common.css
    | |---main.js
    | |---components                          UI component directory
    | | |---main-menu.vue
    | | |---nav-bar.vue
    | | |---show-screen-capture.vue
    | |---common                              Utility functions, public libraries, etc.
    | | |---live-room-service.js
    | | |---log.js                            Log tools
    | | |---mtah5.js                          
    | | |---routes.js
    | | |---rand.js
    | |---pages                               View directory
    | | |---index.vue                         Homepage
    | | |---trtc                              Video conferencing views
    | | | |---trtc-room.vue                   Video conferencing room view
    | | | |---trtc-index.vue                  Video conferencing entry view
    | | |---404.vue
    | | |---live                              Live streaming views
    | | | |---live-index.vue                  Live streaming entry view
    | | | |---live-room-audience.vue          Viewer room view
    | | | |---live-room-anchor.vue            Anchor room view
    | |---debug                               Note: when deploying your project, please move the signature logic in this folder to the server for implementation.
    | | |---lib-generate-test-usersig.min.js  
    | | |---gen-test-user-sig.js              

    Step 4. Compile and run the demo


    1. Install the latest version of Node.js. We recommend you use a 64-bit MSI file for the installation. Download here.
    2. Press the Windows key and R and enter cmd to open Windows Command Prompt as Administrator, locate the project directory, and run the following command.
      $ npm install
    3. After the npm dependencies are installed, run the following command in Command Prompt to run the demo.
      $ npm run start  # During the first run, the UI will appear in the window after a while


    1. Open a terminal window or Command Prompt and run the following command to install Homebrew. If you have already installed it, skip this step.

      $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
    2. Run the following command to install Node.js.

      $ brew install node
    3. If it is too slow for you to install Node.js via Homebrew, consider using a mirror address in your country or region.

      $ cd `brew --repo`
      $ git remote set-url origin https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/git/homebrew/brew.git
      $ brew update
    4. Run the cd command to go to the project directory and run the following command.

      $ npm install 
    5. After the npm dependencies are installed, run the following command in Command Prompt to run the demo.

      $ npm run start # On first run, it may take a while for the UI to appear.

    Main project commands

    Command Description
    npm run start Runs the demo in development environment.
    npm run pack:mac Packages the project into a DMG installer for macOS
    npm run pack:win64 Packages the project into a 64-bit EXE installer for Windows


    1. Only public and private keys can be obtained when I try to view the key. How do I get a key?

    TRTC SDK 6.6 (August 2019) and later versions use the new signature algorithm HMAC-SHA256. If your application was created before August 2019, you need to upgrade the signature algorithm to get a new key. Without upgrading, you can continue to use the old algorithm ECDSA-SHA256.


    1. Log in to the TRTC console.
    2. Click Application Management in the left navigation pane, find your application, and click Application Info.
    3. Select the Quick Start tab and click Upgrade in Step 2: obtain the secret key to issue UserSig.

    2. The demo is running on two devices, but why can't they display the images of each other?

    Make sure that the two devices use different UserIDs. With TRTC, you cannot use the same UserID on two devices simultaneously unless the SDKAppIDs are different.

    3. What are firewall restrictions does the SDK face?

    The SDK uses the UDP protocol for audio/video transmission and therefore cannot be used in office networks that block UDP. If you encounter such a problem, please see How to Deal with Firewall Restrictions.