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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.

Anyone has a Quick Start Guide for  GoToMeeting
(both for host as well as participants)?
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I join into MS Teams hosted by another party using
MS Edge (though I may sometimes use MS Teams
app itself).

Is there a way to record the session (video+audio)
as a participant?  If so can give me the screens
showing how this is done?

Or it's only the host could record?
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I am using gotomeeting on a new computer and when I plug in a mic it does not work.  It works on another computer and I think it has to do with the microphone settings in windows 10 to allow gotomeeting app to access the microphone.  Question is:  how do I change the mic settings in win 10 to allow gotmeeting to access the mic?  See screenshot.  On the other computer that works, I can see the gotomeeting app ticked on within this list.
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I have a 50 foot HDMI cable that I bought to plug into my laptop and then into a projector.  At the hotel we are having a meeting at, there is a HDMI cable connected to a projector in the ceiling that comes down through the wall to an outlet.  The end sticks out about 3 inches.   Will it work to buy a HDMI extension cord (6 feet) that has a male and female HDMI end on it and then connect it to my 50 foot cable?
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I am using gotomeeting to video stream a powerpoint presentation.  I have shared out the screen to the audience.  Is there a way I can (the presenter) have the powerpoint presentation show the display of the slides with the preview of the next slide, but the audience only sees a full screen on the current slide?  See screenshot of what gotmeeting is showing the audience and what I am seeing on laptop.
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Trying to figure out what happens to a gotomeeting event when a computer turns off or reboots.  I am testing some thngs for an event using gotomeeting and I wanted to see what would happen if I powered off the computer when the event was in progress.  I was the presenter of the event sharing out my mic and and camera.  When the computer rebooted and returned to the desktop, I clicked back into the gotomeeting app and saw "my meetings"  I clicked on this and saw the meeting in progress.  I entered the meeting but it added me as a participant.  How do I go back into a meeting as the organizer and presenter if I have a computer that has rebooted or shut down for some reason?
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Puchased a wireless mic set with a receiver for a conference meeting I am putting on using gotomeeting.  I wanted 2 lapel mics with 1 receiver.  See attachment for the device I am referring to.  They work, but the audio quality is terrible.  Can someone suggest anything that would be 2 mics and 1 receiver plugging into the mic/headphone jack on my laptop?  

I have purchased a mic in the past that has 1 mic and 1 receiver that worked well but they do not have an option for 2 mics and 1 receiver.
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I have purchased a logitech BCC950 for doing some meetings.  The device comes with a remote to adjust the zoom pan and tilt.  It works fine, if you are in front of the camera.  From behind, it does not work unless you are about 2 feet from it.  Must be the sensor not getting signal from behind.  I need to find a good camera simialr to this (does not need to have the speakerphone capabilities, but would be nice) that has a remote control that works from about 50 feet away.  Any suggestions?
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setting up a gotomeeting event and I was wondering if there is an admin setting that will force all attendees to be muted (I know they are by default) and not be able to unmute themselves?  I am the only user now in the admin portal and I will be having all users (20 people) connect to the event through an email link.
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I am setting up a gotomeeting event and I have a camera and laptop ready.  I am using a lapel mic and receiver that works just fine for audio for the meeting.  I was wondering if there was another setup I could use that would allow me to have 2 lapel mics and 1 receiver that would plug into the port on the laptop.  I have sent pics of the mic and receiver I currently am using.  I want 2 mics if possible so the presenters do not have to hand over the mic each time they speak at the podium.
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I am setting up a video stream of our company meeting using gotomeeting and I have purchased a logitech BCC950 conference cam for the event.  I have tested this camera for sound and video and it seems adequate.  I am not familiar with video conferencing quality and want to know the opinion of the Experts on this camera for the event.  The setup for the event is this:  There will be 3 speakers presenting at a podium, 1 hour each.  They will be standing in the same position for the most part and the Logitech cam will be on a table in front of them about 10 feet away. (I want to use speakerphone and not a lapel mic)   Like I said, I have tested this and it is acceptable.  Are there any other cameras out there (between 300 and 700 in price) that would be a significant upgrade from the Logitech device?
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I'm trying to figure out which user we should use for Skype videoconferencing in out meeting and conference rooms.  All users have an Office 365 business premium account.  Note: We're not using roaming profile on the AD network.  

When a user send a Skype meeting invitation, then days later he'll go in the meeting room where our Atlona SW-510W is used with a Yamaha video camera and speaker and mic bar on the wall.  The PC is connected to the TV.

The user will use the PC that is already in the meeting room, not his laptop most of the time.  

This PC has a default user (the name of the meeting room.

If the user uses the default user (it's easier he doesn't have to login, find icons and everything and office 365 is already activated but not with the user account but with the meeting room account (which is a full o365 account not a equipment account)  Most users are trying to find the reunion, not realizing (even if they should know we have told them but some will forget, or they're in a hurry and so on) they have to login on o365 with their own users.

And most of the time they don't have much time.  

So I think it would be easier if each user would use their own account.  But they will have to activate O365, and O365 cannot be activated on more than 5 PC.  If they visit 20 meeting rooms in a year I don't think they can activate as many O365 on different PCs

QUESTION: what is the most commun way to use skype or any other conferencing tool in a meeting or …
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I am a new user to gotomeeting.  I have a question about shceduling a meeting.  I will be setting up a meeting next in 2 weeks and I want to be able to have a link available for users to click on and join the meeting.  Does this link have to be created right when the meeting begins or can you setup a meeting link (not sure if it a number) and have the link on our website for people to click on when the time comes?  I don't want to have to email everyone the day of the meeting or contact them the day of and let them know what the meeting number is.  I have about 30 attendees that would need to be notified the day of the meeting unless there is another way to do it.
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I am setting up a conference camera to live stream a company meeting to 2 remote locations.  At these locations there will be a laptop setup connected to a projector.  I don't want the attendees to listen to the live stream meeting using the laptop speakers.  What kind of speakers could I plug into the laptop to get some pretty good, and loud sound?
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Our company has finally decided to live stream our company meeting to 2 locations that have in years past had to travel across the country to attend.  The scenario would be 1 location hosting the meeting and 2 remote locations needing to view the meeting over the internet.  I am looking for the cheapest option that is still reliable and has decent video and audio quality for something like this.
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Hello,
I have teams and office 365
What is the solution to connect on visio conference via outlook?

Thanks for your advise
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Need help with GoToMeeting Software.

So far, via the Go to Meeting Apps' own staff and Kind Experts here I've been told that it is possible to use a green screen background with GoToMeeting, and then, via the app itself, load an active browser window into that green screen background.

The effect would be something similar to what you have with a weather caster, where there's a person standing in front of a dynamic background.  In this case, that background would be a browser window.

This would let me give a presentation based on the contents of the webpage.  I could stand in front of it and, as I scroll through the page, give my lecture.

Downloaded the GoToMeeting software today.  Allowed engineer friends and myself to fool around with it for about two hours.

They are telling me that the only thing it can do is to be used in conjunction with a program called OBS Studio.  If we do that, then we could run anything we'd like to the green screen background.

That, however, is the step we are trying to avoid.  We need a conferencing app that - via the App's own settings - allows a live, independent browser screen to be projected to the green screen background.

This is what I described, in detail, to the good folks there at GoToMeeting.  

And, what Len described here.
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Using Zoom for video conference I can have a green screen background.  Static image.

Need to run a live HTML page as the background.

Out of the box, Zoom can't do this.

It CAN be done, but I need to ALSO use OBS Studio to enable me grab the HTML Page / Browser Window and project it to the green screen as a background.

Is there any video conferencing that allows an HTML Page to be run to the greenscreen background out of the box / as a toggled option.  So that I don't need to run any additional software.  Just the conferencing software which then grabs HTML Page / Active Browser Window and runs it to the greenscreen background.

Many thanks,

OT
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Using Zoom for video conference I can have a green screen background.  Static image.

Need to run a PPT as the background.

Out of the box, Zoom can't do this.

It CAN be done, but I need to ALSO use OBS Studio to enable me grab the PPT and project it to the green screen as a background.

Is there any video conferencing that allows PPT to be run to the greenscreen background out of the box / as a toggled option.  So that I don't need to run any additional software.  Just the conferencing software which then grabs the PPT and runs it to the greenscreen background.

Many thanks,

OT
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How to host Webex meeting when you were invited

I would like to know for instance, a Webex organizer  has sent me an invite to attend  a Webex meeting, but the organizer was not able to show up and host the meeting and I am the subordinate and I have to host the meeting through that invite I received, since I do not have an account  to create a new webex meeting from scratch and invite people to the meeting

is it possible to host a webex meeting from an invite ?

Thank you
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My recorder is not working when I’m conference in GotoMeeting, Zoom, Skype, etc.  I have checked the sound configuration and there is a recording tab and the device is enabled and says working fine.  How can I troubleshoot to assure that my microphone is working fine for my next conference?
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We are looking into detecting when users initiated a screen-share or remote control using the popular Conference programs out there. We are looking to detect this so we can then build some controls and alerts around the policy we want to enforce.
Note: We do not want to prevent the users from joining any of these business related conferences. We are just interested in Screenshares/remote controls.
Some popular common Apps used/needed for typical business are
VNC
Skype
RingCentral Meeting
Zoom
Logmein
Teamviewer
Webex
Cisco Virtual Meeting
join.me
BlueJeans
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Hi

I am looking for web based system that can be used for company meetings, where everyone involved in the meeting can see
each other's faces. Some people will be in areas where the internet speed is fairly slow.

Which web based conference calling  system will be suitable for this?
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I want to know more about Webex from Cisco. Does the server running webex reside at customer premise or @ Cisco. Also, please let me know how des licensing work for using webex.
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I have three conference rooms

Outside each conference room door I want
a wall-mounted monitor/TV displaying that
room's WEEKLY calendar

What under solution do you
recommend based on the below ?

  ** budget TBD
  ** Exchange 2016 on-premise
  ** "room" mailboxes called "ConferenceRoom1",
     "ConferenceRoom2", "ConferenceRoom3"
  ** wall-mounted monitor/TV
  ** readOnly mode is fine if
     solution does not offer editing
  ** view WEEKLY calendar

Possible Solutions
 1. all-in-one Dell PC/monitor
 2. http://georgecos.com
 3. https://www.mirabyte.com/en/products/frontface-for-public-displays/applications/calendar-schedule-and-timetable.html
 4. http://meetingroomsigns.biz
 5. https://www.evoko.se/products/evoko-room-manager/
 6. http://www.schedulla.com/en/
 7. https://www.capitalnetworks.com/
 8. http://www.resoftco.com/solutions-2/outlook-conference-room-booking-resource-central-2/add-digital-signage-to-meeting
 9. https://www.pronestor.com/
10. https://www.gogetcorp.com/products/#roomsync
11. https://www.teem.com/
12. https://www.visix.com/products/meeting-room-signs/connect-conference-room-signs/
13. https://www.resourcexpress.com/us/meeting-room-screens/qx-plus
14. https://airtame.com/partners/take-control-of-your-meeting-rooms/
15. https://www.goaskcody.com/meeting-room-displays-and-activity-view
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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.

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