Conferencing Software

Web conferencing describes various types of online collaborative services including web seminars ("webinars"), webcasts, and peer-level web meetings. In general, web conferencing is made possible by Internet technologies, particularly on TCP/IP connections. Services may allow real-time point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers. It offers data streams of text-based messages, voice and video chat to be shared simultaneously, across geographically dispersed locations. Applications for web conferencing include meetings, training events, lectures, or presentations from a web-connected computer to other web-connected computers. Popular titles include GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Lync, TeamViewer and Skype.

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We have installed, trained (several times) on our Video Conferencing setup and have has 3 or 4 uses in 2+ years.  Getting people to use the equipment is next to impossible. Now one of my objectives for this year is to get people to use it.  I really don't have a Executive sponsor for this just one that likes to wave the wand and have people do what he wants.

Has anyone been successful in getting people to use the equipment rather than jumping on a plane all of the time.
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I have a BEFCMUH4 Wireless Router. What is the difference between Port Trigger and Port Forward?
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I just downloaded and installed QNext. I am having problem with the audio and video detection. What should I do, The program shts down everytime I try to test video or audio.
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we have a small business server 2000 with an adsl firewall/router for our broadband.  

Another site we want to communicate for the purposes of videoconferencing has a cisco pix 501 firewall.

We both have the same videoconferencing units on either side sitting on the internal network.

How do we get the two to talk?  Is it just a matter of setting up a site-to-site VPN between the two networks and then they should be fine.  This is my first venture into this area.  I know to communicate with the 'outside' world I would have to open up a host of ports, etc, but to get these two systems on internal networks to talk what would be the best way to do this?  thanks in advance
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me and my friend both have cable internet and when we send some large movie files to each other transfer rate is 20-25 KB per second, is this normal..? how do I fix it..?
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Hi,

I am doing a small research for QA regarding RTP protocol weaknesses, so I need to know what are its weak points in regard of Networks impairments, like Latency, packet loss, out of order, congestion, jitter, etc.

Thanks.
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Hi
I am posting this question since I can not think of a more appropiate topic area.

we have two networked nodes. Using IP network, one streams out video and the other one receives and processes it. There is no way to control how fast the sending node sends its stream as it does so at a steady rate. The receiver however falls behind at times and can not keep up with incoming stream.

The question is what is the best way to synchronize the two so no packets are lost. There is no control over the sending node. So the solution has to be something like a  hardware node in between the two that buffers data when the receing node falls behind. if I am correct there has to be some communication between the receiving node and the buffer to communicate send and receive flags.

Is there such a solution out there for this?

thank you.
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I work in the NHS, and we are considering implementing an IP videoconferencing solution for a new training and development centre.  We have a good network infrastructure in place.  What I would really like, is to discuss the options face to face with a local distributor.  Does anyone know of a company, preferrably in the NW of England that specialises in IP videoconferencing? Possibly a Polycom distributor?
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Our lease ran out on our PictureTel video conferencing. We bought the hardware (was cheaper than returning). I never used or setup this system, here is what I know:

PC is a PIII with WinNT (Will not boot - software problem)
Camera unit is PictureTel APTZ-1N
Cards that were in computer are:
4 port ISDN modem (we got rid of ISDN service)
card with vcr and tv output
card for stereo output
video card

All of these cards are cabled together. I tried searches for the different numbers on the cards and came up with nothing.

My questions are...

Can we use the web cam, microphone and remote control (for camera) on a normal PC with an ethernet connection using NetMeeting ?
Where could I find the software drivers for the camera unit ?
I realize this is not a complete question, so ask me for details and I will find them.
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Anyone have complete instructions on connecting two computers running xp and trying to setup netmeeting remote sharing to try solve daughter's computer various problems.
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over view of technology use for video conferencing
and what the best if i have to lan with long distanct
technology on windows&linux
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I cannot get video or audio working on the program "net meeting"    I am currently using the D-link router, comcast cable internet and windows XP.   People have told me to activate port-forwarding but I do not know how.  They feel that I cannot get audio/video because of my rotating IP address.  I have absolutely no idea.  I am a basic at all of this and require this connection for my master's program at UT.  Help.  I am lost and don't know where to go.  
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I have a ISA 2000 with H.324 gatekeeper service runnin.  All my internal users can accept incoming netmeeting calls except one user.  In his machine, he sees the request for netmeeting session.  When he selects "accept", nothing happens and the caller at the other end gets a discontinue error.  

I strongly believe it has to do with this praticular client.  Any idea?

Thanks
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For training purposes my boss needs to let people in remote offices see what she's doing on her computer screen. Remote people don't need control, they just need to see what's going on. The perfect solution is letting them go to a website that we host (we have several) and let them login to a conference session. So, while she's on the phone telling people how to do something, then she can actually show them how to do something. We're on a Windows 2000 Server network. We also have a Server 2003 server which can be implemented. We run Terminal Services (I really don't want to use Terminal Services for this) as well. Any ideas and especially solutions would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Hi, not sure if this is the right forum for the question. I have XP, Logitech cams, Cable/Modem, Linksys router (using wireless). My video works great, file transfers, everything. I can hear friends talking to me when we're in a video session, but they can't hear me. All my mic settings are set correctly, voice levels, etc.. I have to push the talk button, and they don't. Even when I push the talk button during video session, it works sporadically. Any ideas?? This is frustrating me to no end after a month of trying to fix and I'm sure it's easy.

thx..
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I've recently had to take a job away from home, and I'm trying to set up a couple of web cams between cities so I can "visit" the wife and kids via broadband.

My problem is that Yahoo Messenger says that Super WebCam mode is not available when I try to use it.  It tells me that it requires a few things:

1) A broadband connection (got it).

2) A webcam (got it).

3) The ability to connect directly to a friend (i.e. no firewall).

It's this last point I'm not sure about.  Here's how I'm set up.

HARDWARE:  My ISP is BellSouth, and I connect to the internet via a Westell WireSpeed DSL modem.  My network card is a NetGear FA311.  The webcam is a Creative NX Ultra.

SOFTWARE:  My operating system is Windows 2000 SP4.  I am using the latest version of Yahoo Messenger (v6.0.0.1671).  I have Norton AntiVirus 2004 and Norton Internet Security Professional 2004.  However, I do not think that the Norton programs are part of the problem, since I still can't use Super mode with both of them disabled.

ATTEMPTED SOLUTIONS:  I have attempted to configure the DSL modem to allow both TCP and UDP traffic, both inbound and outbound, using port 5100, under the NAT Configuration settings.  That didn't work.  So, on the modem, I selected my computer for IP Passthrough, although I did not change any TCP/IP settings on the computer.  That didn't work, either.
I also tried configuring Norton Antivirus and Internet Security, but decided instead to just disable them.  I still can't …
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I work as an IT specialist in a small firm and some of the executives have asked me to set up some cheap video conferencing between head office and the remote locations.  The idea is that this is a test to see if it will be used enough to justify a larger expenditure.  I figured I would just set up some web cams and use MSN Messenger as a client, but after a little research I am skeptical that this will give me decent results.  The main head office location is behind a sonicwall soho 3 firewall that does not support uPnP.  NAT is enabled on the firewall.  All workstations run Win XP or 2000.  I don't mind spending a small amount to get started but I don't want to try anything expensive or overlly time consuming for a single person to implement.  What you you recommend for our "test run"?
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We have 2 systems running XP home and win 98 se, both have 6.2 messenger running, when trying to contact across either ISDN,dialup or broadband you can get a good picture but no sound.
When asking for a audio conference it cuts out immediatley. The computers are 1 in us (xp) and 1 in UK (win 98). xp home can converse with xp pro in either country through any channel.
Xp pro in the UK can also converse etc with win 98...is there a difference between pro and home for this type communication.
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Where can I find decent free video conferencing software.  Preferably I'd like to run it internally without needing access to the internet and have it display the video feed in a large window or full screen.
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How do I configure a DLINK DSl500 Router modem for Video Confercing via MSN Messenger / Netmeeting?
I knows its a firewall issue.
Using Win XP Home?

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Conferencing Software

Web conferencing describes various types of online collaborative services including web seminars ("webinars"), webcasts, and peer-level web meetings. In general, web conferencing is made possible by Internet technologies, particularly on TCP/IP connections. Services may allow real-time point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers. It offers data streams of text-based messages, voice and video chat to be shared simultaneously, across geographically dispersed locations. Applications for web conferencing include meetings, training events, lectures, or presentations from a web-connected computer to other web-connected computers. Popular titles include GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Lync, TeamViewer and Skype.