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  • kinda OT - web video conferencing?

    Is anyone using web video conferencing, not for music, but for client meetings and project planning?

    Even heading across town is such a time sink. Assuming cable modems or better on each side of the meeting, are you using anything that works for you? Are any solutions practical for multiclient chats?

    Pat

  • #2
    Sure, plenty of solutions. The good ones cost money, like most things in life. These would be things like WebEx.

    But you could use something as simple as Yahoo! Messenger for simple video conferencing for free, or close to it. It all depends on what you need.
    Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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    • #3
      Sure, plenty of solutions. The good ones cost money, like most things in life. These would be things like WebEx.

      But you could use something as simple as Yahoo! Messenger for simple video conferencing for free, or close to it. It all depends on what you need.


      thanks! free was where I wanted to start. I know that Skype has something too. Google acquired video conferencing software from these guys. Whiteboards would be great, but I would settle for something that isn't flat out stupid.

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      • #4
        One thing I dig about WebEx meetings are the ability to use remote desktop. It's awesome, and it's cross platform (I'm a Mac guy and was able to remotely do things on a colleague's PC, which was beyond weird).
        Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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        • #5
          Yeah, in my work I frequently use WebEx and GoToMeeting. Like Jeff says, they both feature desktop sharing as well as teleconferencing and videoconferencing. And yes, you can use Skype too.
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          • #6
            thanks, I wish that I had asked before!

            This developer's blog at leftcoastgeek.com has a listing of 10 conferencing solutions: (some free, some not. Some mentioned already, some not).

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            • #7
              Yeah, in my work I frequently use WebEx and GoToMeeting. Like Jeff says, they both feature desktop sharing as well as teleconferencing and videoconferencing. And yes, you can use Skype too.
              Same here.
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              • #8
                thanks, I wish that I had asked before!

                This developer's blog at leftcoastgeek.com has a listing of 10 conferencing solutions: (some free, some not. Some mentioned already, some not).


                I zeroed in on DimDim pretty quickly. It looks fairly useful.
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                • #9
                  I zeroed in on DimDim pretty quickly. It looks fairly useful.


                  Dimdim appealed to me, too. Openmeetings is available as a VMWare image and it has a certain geeked-out charm.

                  It's interesting, I couldn't name the leading product in the class so I couldn't find rest of the competitors very effectively by searching. The forum has the answers. thanks!

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                  • #10
                    A year ago we downgraded from using a dedicated partial T-1 and proprietary hardware systems for video conferencing with other agencies in the state to using a web based system like those mentioned above. What we lost in quality we more than made up in convenience and savings. While state government was complaining about us dropping the system other agencies started dropping their dedicated lines and followed us into web based solutions. Ironically we now do most conferences by telephone instead of video. When someone does want to see a face a $50 Logitech camera works just fine.
                    My friends have big houses and new cars. I own music equipment.

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                    • #11
                      We use RHUB on premise web conferencing appliance for sharing desktop applications, client meetings, webinars etc. It is easy to use and is only one time cost as compared to hosted services.

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