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Is there an open-source screen sharing tool?

Tiger VNC is available on Github. Also OpenMeetings from Apache is a capable product. It is a video conferencing tool that includes the ability to share screens.
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Is there an open-source screen sharing tool?

TightVNC is a cross-platform (Linux and Windows) open source implementation of the VNC protocol. There are many other VNC clients and servers, most should work with each other without problem. Most ...
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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

Tox Recently due to all the "NSA is dropping eaves everywhere" ruckus I came across a reddit or Ycombinator post that mentioned a free, secure, open-source alternative to skype called Tox (http://tox....
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Free video conferencing software?

Many people have Gmail/Google+ accounts these days, so Google Hangouts video calls may be what you are after. You can initiate video chat with up to 9 other users, and all user's videos are shown on-...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

Linphone here springs to mind: https://www.linphone.org/ I've not used this for many years, but I'm aware it has an Android app (and works with Windows, iOS and Mac). It's released under the GPL so ...
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C# SDK for videocalls

I recommend checking out the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK for this. This SDK includes support for standard streams such as RTSP and MPEG-2 Transport over UDP. LEADTOOLS also provides a proprietary stream ...
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Is there an open-source screen sharing tool?

Jitsi Jitsi is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you ...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

Another reason to switch away from Skype is that they are owned by Microsoft and have been shown by the Snowden leaks simply to give data from Skype conversations to the NSA, including recorded calls. ...
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Videoconferencing that allows to play music to the participents

I would advice you zoom.us. It's an meeting/cloud video conferencing software on Windows and Mac. Let's go through your requirements : The good : You can choose which camera/microphone to use. ...
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Video chat alternative to Skype on Windows/Linux

You can try Ekiga. It's an open-source SoftPhone, video conferencing and instant messenger software. It runs on windows and linux. I believe you can host with it, but I've never done it. It should be ...
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Is there a free and open source software for video conferencing?

Quoting from FAQ: What is Jitsi? Jitsi is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. We are best known for our Jitsi Meet ...
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1:1 Video Chat that doesn't require logins

Jitsi Meet is open source, does not require any account and you can self-host it if you want. It works in the browser, so no installation needed. Jitsi Meet - Secure, Simple and Scalable Video ...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

Not a full match, but I've just found Ring: Must haves: text conversations: Yes file exchange: Unsure (probably yes in SIP mode) Strongly preferred: Open Source: Yes audio/video chat: Yes, yes ...
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Self-hosted video chat software

You can look at SignalRTC, it's a video chat web application (no need to install anyting, no browser plugins), which uses WebRTC and SignalR, works only on Chrome and Firefox, not IE. I didn't check ...
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Roundtable / town hall live discussion platform

Google's online tools have quite a lot of what you are asking for. Using Google documents, you can add stuff in front of, during or after meetings. You can add moderation, and multiple people can have ...
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Roundtable / town hall live discussion platform

The company that I work for uses Cisco Webex conferencing for pretty much this sort of thing: you can video conference with up to 7 peoples faces on screen at a time depending on the plan up to 100 ...
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Commercial web-based video conferencing platform

In addition to Webex I would also look at Big Blue Button, a Free/Open solution. Room creation, allowing access to rooms, etc. is all done via API calls, so you could have total control over how that ...
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screen recorder that saves incoming audio

You can use a WebCam Recorder, installation and use of this program makes it one the favorites because it allow the use to record high quality videos, crystal clear voice recording and a very powerful ...
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screen recorder that saves incoming audio

OBS is great and covers your usage case and more: https://obsproject.com/ Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Supported features ...
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Video chat for long distance, limited bandwidth users?

It might be worth taking a look at Cisco WebEx - which often doesn't show up in searches for Video Chat as it is an on-line meeting & conferencing solution which includes Video Conferencing. On ...
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Video call to iPhone (FaceTime) via Windows, Android, or web

I recommend apprtc for video calling to a person with no technical knowledge or with techincal knowledge. It doesn't require any software installation. It just requires having a webbrowser on you ...
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Create an online (video conference) class

The MoodleCloud could be your answer. It is a free hosting service for the open source software moodle (as a teacher you maybe already know it). The magic keyword for your specific request is the ...
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Video chat alternative to Skype on Windows/Linux

Jitsi meet. You can always make the browser window on top. It is open source.
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LAN-only IP-to-IP video chat

I would recommend trying a WebRTC based solution. One of them is apprtc. You'll need internet connection to load the web page once, But after that you can talk to who ever you want on your local ...
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Sharing a video in a video conference call

There are various websites that allow you to make a 'room' and watch youtube videos together with your 'room' participants. There is full control over the video in these rooms. This would require you ...
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Audio & Video teleconferencing program, hosted on personal PC

I have recently installed Jitsi Meet for that purpose. It is self-hosted, on a Debian server in my case. The installation really was as simple as a few steps: wget -qO - https://download.jitsi.org/...
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Open-source Alternatives to MS Teams for Video Conferencing

BigBlueButton would meet your requirements: open-source: Yes. Does not require to own a server or domain (by me): While you can self-host it, there are providers offering it for you. Though BBB ...
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Video calls for 20+ members for free?

When you write "free software" it seems you really mean free-of-charge services. I can recommend to use Free Software (a.k.a. Open Source), which means software that is both free-of-charge ...
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Anonymised video conference platform

As of january 2021 |Google| MS | | |BigBlue| |Cisco | meet |Teams|Zoom |Skype|Button#|YouTube|Webex ----------------------------------------------------...
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Make calls which does not dampen out musical instruments

When non-speech audio gets "muffled", most likely the cause is not client-side filtering but compresssion codec in use that is optimized for speech. I recommend to use an app that supports ...
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