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Offline MacGyver

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Video Chat Applications
« on: July 17, 2011, 08:44:57 PM »
Without getting into the high end video conferencing systems, what is your choice for the best video chat client?  (Skype, Gmail, etc.)

The client needs to conduct face to face trainings online, around the globe to end users.  Stability, ease of installation by non-tech types at their location, and ease of use are all important.  Free is important too since it will be used by end users for support.
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Offline Marc Haycook

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 09:27:08 PM »
I've had good luck with Skype.
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Offline telemarv

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 01:50:41 PM »
Logitechvid works well too.
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Offline MacGyver

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 09:26:13 PM »
Skype was my first thought.  I have had no dealings at all with Logitech Vid.  Is that a free download that works like most instant messenger programs Marv? 
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Offline telemarv

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 07:15:35 AM »
Yes it's free.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/349/5787

BTW You don't need to be using logitech webcam
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Offline MacGyver

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 07:38:18 PM »
I'm liking the looks of that Marv.  If you can belive what they're saying, this was all built around JUST a web chat feature without all the IM features etc., and according to their page less than half the steps to configure than the chat programs.  If that's true, it would be a big plus since non tech types would be doing their own installs.  Have you used Skype as well and prefer this one?
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Offline telemarv

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 08:15:32 AM »
My wife is the most tech challanged person I know (well aside from my ex-wife)  :002: . I set her up with logitechvid to talk to her siblings all the time. They love it and no LD charges. And you're right there is no IM, ads or other crap.
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Offline MacGyver

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 10:38:33 AM »
Sounds good.  Thanks for the lead.  I think I'll set up a test scenerio and have about 5-10 end users attempt a set up and connect.

Thanks. :054:
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Offline tonyburkhart

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Re: Video Chat Applications
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2011, 07:17:08 AM »
Skype here too, however I am liking the Google chat integrated with Google Plus for the "hangouts" works surprisingly well.
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