Questions tagged [video-conferencing]

Interacting with other people through the internet, where the parties involved can see each other via their webcams.

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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

I don’t want to use Skype because it’s proprietary. I’m looking for an alternative that is Free/Libre (FLOSS), is available cross-platform * (at least: GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows), ...
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Is there an open-source screen sharing tool?

Is there anything that can share screen between more than two people (like e.g. TeamViewer), but is open-source? At the very minimum, one user should be able to present their desktop, exact copy of ...
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Roundtable / town hall live discussion platform

I am looking for a web-based service (either an existing third-party service, or a system I can set up on my own server) to facilitate real-time roundtable and/or town hall discussions among a ...
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1:1 Video Chat that doesn't require logins

I'm looking for a video chat system that supports 1 on 1 chats and does not require any logins. Currently we use Google Hangouts or Skype for interviews, but we can't always assume the candidate will ...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

I'm looking for an alternative to Skype which I can use to communicate between Linux computers as well as Android. While Skype is basically being available for both systems, I prefer something more ...
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Video chat for long distance, limited bandwidth users?

We recently moved to the other side of the planet and face the problem of limited bandwidth internet service at a time when we want to use video chat on a daily basis. It's not totally unusable, but ...
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Tool for OS X that allows multiple monitors to act as one (Video Wall Driver)

We have an array of six 55" TV screens arranged in a video wall driven by a single Mac. It looks gorgeous, and is great for multitasking in meetings. (e.g. showing a document to the group at large ...
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Software to record Skype Conversations for Mac or Windows

I've been trying to record skype conversations that I have had with other professionals in my industry to share them among my colleagues. However, every single time I try to record one of the Skype ...
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Free video conferencing software?

Is there a free video conferencing program like Skype for multiple people to converse from different locations with their pictures or better video feeds on the screen at one time? Playing the odds, ...
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Videoconferencing that allows to play music to the participents

I play in a RPG (old school with dices) with some friends who happen to live several hundred kilometers away from me. So we interact over Videochat. Now our Game master wants to use music to enhance ...
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self-hostable FOSS Videoconferencing server *with* on-server video mixing

In light of recent events, I've been having a few more video conferences than usual. I found the fact that Jitsi Meet, Nextcloud Talk and similar software do point-to-point video connections to be ...
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HD video conferencing and HD screen sharing at an acceptable frame rate

I've checked out the free trials of WebEx, GoToMeeting, and ClickMeeting, and they work wonderfully for webcams – however I'm finding that they're all similar in that they lock screen captures to very ...
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screen recorder that saves incoming audio

I am going to be joining a couple of Skype sessions and I would like to record just the screen and incoming audio. Is there an screen recorder for Skype that can record incoming audio but not outgoing ...
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Audio & Video teleconferencing program, hosted on personal PC

Given the social distancing measures put in place as of late due to COVID-19, and people's distrust of large organisations like Google having access to their data or conversations, I have spent time ...
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Windows application better than Skype

Skype used to be fantastic, but has been gradually strangled over the past few years, and now it is unreliable; the latest changes are ridiculous. I need to leave. Is there another Windows program ...
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Self-hosted video chat software

I am looking for a free self-hosted alternative to Skype: a video chat server. I have tried OpenMeetings, but it has too many features, I need something more simple. I already looked at the ...
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Web conferencing software or service with Linux support

I'm a Linux Mint user and currently use WebEx for hosting web demos with audio conferencing capabilities. I pay for their monthly service; however, I'm forced to use Windows to do both VoIP audio and ...
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p2p video calls (conferencing) on android

I wanted an alternative to skype for video calls for android. Have read some articles, however, "advertised" viber and telegram do not support video now. In this question Video call to iPhone (...
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Commercial web-based video conferencing platform

We are looking for a platform that we can integrate into a website, where the platform is responsible for video conferencing and hosting the server-end of things. Many of our customers are based in ...
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Video calls for 20+ members for free?

I'm looking for free software for weekly video calls for 20 - 25 members and at least 3 hours duration of continuous video calls and it should be compatible with Mac os and Windows and should have ...
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LAN-only IP-to-IP video chat

I'm searching a LAN-Only messenger, with the following features audio video text works without internet type in the IP-address of another computer and it connects to that computer's messenger. ...
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Video call app with 60FPS support

I am looking for a video call app which supports 60FPS. It's not necessary but would be nice if it comes with cross platform clients support. There may not be a direct comparison, but with the advent ...
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android video chat that a toddler can't accidentally close or toggle out of

I skype with my 15 month god-daughter semi regularly. She gets oddly excited to see me, and insists on 'carrying' me around to play games with her. Unfortunately as a toddler holding and playing ...
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Open Source Webinar Software

Is anyone aware of open source webinar/webcasting/webconferencing software that meets the following criteria? Allows you to stream video and pre-made video files Has moderated sessions and attendees ...
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Questions to speaker for smartphone / University purpose

I was at the MIT-Vienna-Conference and they had a pretty nice App-System (Superevent), where Questions to the Speaker could be asked per the Superevent-app, upvoted from others and finally answered by ...
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Zoom alternatives

A friends organization has banned Zoom for security reasons. For on-line courses they would like conferencing software that supports: breakout rooms hand raising doc sharing video presentations (...
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Good open source alternative for Sony Vegas?

Is there a good open source alternative for Sony Vegas? I want to cut a video, add nice looking effects, edit the audio (with effects) and render it. I want to make animations done in Blender and ...
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Is there a free and open source software for video conferencing?

Is there a free and open source software for video conferencing that has end to end encryption? I need it to support GNU/Linux, Windows, and Android smartphones.
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C# SDK for videocalls

I'm looking for a SDK to develop a video call application in .NET (C#). I prefer an Open Source solution, but I'm evaluating also non free solutions. Any hints?
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Videoconferencing app with ability to locally mute participant (mute for me)

We are looking for a videoconferencing app that has one specific feature: Ability to mute participant, but only for myself so others can still hear them. The use case is that if two participants join ...
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Best-quality group video conferencing software

Zoom is very popular now, but its frame rate and video and audio bitrates are pretty bad, sending 320 by 180 images at 15 frames per second and a rather low audio bitrate. Skype is better, but it ...
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Each client should have their own private "room" where they can video/text with their support person from my team

User story: As a client, I would want to come to the website, log into my own private online 'room' (preferably without downloading software, although a mobile app would be a useful bonus), leaves ...
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(Open Source/ Low Cost) Conference Management Software

Have a friend who is organizing a rather large not-for-profit conference (~1000 people). The big hiccup I am seeing in their process is the speaker intake, and how it relates to promotional material ...
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Video conferencing solution to give lectures

We are currently looking for a video conferencing solution to give lectures to groups of about 20 ppl. The unique requirement, however, is that all participants have to be in view on the screen, the ...
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(Video) communication software/dashboard for elderly people

I recently came across this product: KOMP. It is a display that (elderly) people can put in their homes and their family members can "control" it remotely with their phones. So even if my grandparents ...
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Video conferencing that deals well with multiple simultaneous speakers?

Every year my family and I have a big group call with 10-20 participants. We used Google Meet this year, and everyone had a lot of audio problems when more than one person tried to talk at once (I've ...
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Screen sharing with video and ability for users to draw on screen

I am looking for a combination of the features in Slack and Google Hangout: In table form: +------------------------------------------------+-------+-----------------+----+ | ...
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Sofware for recording video conference, one file per participant

I need a video conference app (free if possible) to do series of video conferences (interviews) and record it on the hard drive of the interviewer. The hard part: Each participant video feed/stream ...
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chatting/video calling app using Openfire 4.0.1

I am looking for a multi platform program (majorly win 7), which i can run using Openfire 4.0.1 server for the following uses: Instant Messaging Audio calling Video calling User online or offline ...
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Open source video-conference Skype-Like

I am looking for an open-source video-conference Skype-Like software for Linux Mint 17. the main feature it should have is an end-to-end connection, without having NAT, so a low-level encryption. it ...
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What I can use to perform reliable screencasts / webinars for many people?

I need to stream my webcam video, or my screen contents, or both, to a group of 10-30 people. They don't need to stream their video or audio, they just need to have a possibility to send a question (...
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An open source video streaming application that uses RTP over UDP that I can 'make' from the source code?

I am looking for an application that allows me to modify its source code according to my custom needs. I have a packet with custom information with a separate software to process and do stuff with it. ...
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What easy-to-use software can I use for streaming a meeting?

So, I got the "honour" to setup a possibility for my dads office to stream meetings they have, so members who live a bit farther don't have to travel there (it's mostly volunteers, so you can't force ...
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Make calls which does not dampen out musical instruments

I have tried making a regular phone call and using the duo app on android but both of them seems to dampen out non-vocal frequency ranges which makes it really hard to hear my father play the violin ...
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Anonymised video conference platform

I'm looking for a platform to provide webinars that... Prevents attendees from knowing who else is attending, for privacy concerns. This can be done by letting people choose pseudonyms, or by hiding ...
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Open-source Alternatives to MS Teams for Video Conferencing

In the presence of current wave of COVID-19, we all are forced to work-from-home and attend online group meetings. In this context, my organization is currently using MS Teams for such meetings. ...
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e-Learning platform that supports video streaming for classes

I'm looking for an e-Learning platform that supports video streaming, sort of like moodle but with support for live classes by company instructors. This is intended to be only used inside the ...
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Sharing a video in a video conference call

I have an interesting question. My company and a client will be having a meeting over Skype for business. I have prepared some videos that I would like to show at the meeting. I would like to stream ...
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Video call to iPhone (FaceTime) via Windows, Android, or web

I want to perform a video call to someone with an iPhone. The recipient of the call has no technical skills or knowledge. They have used FaceTime on their device. I want to make the call from a ...
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Software for high quality Animations

Hey I'm trying to make a promotion video for an app and was wondering how they do something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkhRnmLxKH4 I have no experience with animating, just with video ...
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