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video conferencing?

fimchick

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
Howdy,

Can anyone recommend any free video conferencing websites or software?

We've got WebEx, but they just introducted video conf and it plainly...well...sucks. I thought Skype would work, but it must also be having issues b/c I can't get the Video option to appear no matter what I do (already contacted their tech support for this).

Any other software recommendations?

Thanks!!
 

mlakrid

OSNN BASSMASTER
Political User
#3
fimchick said:
Howdy,

Can anyone recommend any free video conferencing websites or software?

We've got WebEx, but they just introducted video conf and it plainly...well...sucks. I thought Skype would work, but it must also be having issues b/c I can't get the Video option to appear no matter what I do (already contacted their tech support for this).

Any other software recommendations?

Thanks!!
Hey Fim,

I hate to say this but it almost sounds to me like you have internal network issues, or bandwidth limitations.

We use Webex for our unlclass web and we have no problems with it.

I would goto any of the bandwidth checkers, and see what you are getting from the machines you are trying to use for this appplication.

My guess would be you are sharing the same bandwidth with other people, and if you could seperate that machine, you should have no problems with a decent, stand alone link...

just my $.02

Let us know what you find out
 

fimchick

OSNN Senior Addict
#4
Hmm, I doubt it's network issues. Speed tests are fine. Download averages 140 KB/sec and upload is almost identical. We're on a T1 and this is effective speed in the middle of the business day. Thanks for the idea thoughg, it's definitely something to consider.

I will try NetMeeting, totally forgot about that one :)</B>
 

mlakrid

OSNN BASSMASTER
Political User
#5
fimchick said:
Hmm, I doubt it's network issues. Speed tests are fine. Download averages 140 KB/sec and upload is almost identical. We're on a T1 and this is effective speed in the middle of the business day. Thanks for the idea thoughg, it's definitely something to consider.

I will try NetMeeting, totally forgot about that one :)</B>
Well, you could see if this is a firewall related issue, check port blocks/configs and see if you assign the port manually, if the problem persists..

Webex has never been the problem when talking about choppy or unstable teleconferences...
 

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