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    SitePoint Addict LiveTronix's Avatar
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    Video Confrencing

    I promised to help the company I work for get a weekly Video Confrence going with another company the problem is that one company is in Vancouver, Canada and one is California.

    I know you can do it over the internet, but I've also heard you make a direct connection to them by dialing a phone number (they both run IDSN - but trhough different companies). Can you do a direct connection by-passing all the hops and going straight into their computer. If so would it be a lot better then just going through the internet.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I don't think it would be worth it to try to get a direct-connection. What I would do is just use netmeeting, and have one of the computers connect to the others IP address.

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    Say WHA?! goober's Avatar
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    Netmeeting is definitely (in my opinion) the thing to use for video-conferencing.

    If you have problems with it, post back here, someone should be able to help.
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    netmeeting is the simple solution to this problem.
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    Firewall friendly eConferencing software

    You may want to try WebDemo on www.linktivity.com

    If you have used NetMeeting you know it has problems with firewalls and proxies.
    WebDemo requires just a browser and uses HTTP traffic to go through firewalls, and it IS FREE.

    Just click on 'Join Meeting' then 'Register' and you will be able to create meetings, invite people to demonstrations or use its remote control features to help a remote user. No installation required as it is fully browser based.

    D.

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    Say WHA?! goober's Avatar
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    Sounds like a nice option, D.
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    My company used to use Netmeeting for our monthly meeting with the Atlanta and St Louis offices, along with a few remote users.

    We would be lucky to get through a meeting without the Atlanta Office getting cut off. We connect with a T1 and there isn't really traffic going on because everyone is at the meeting. So instead of trying to make it work our head It department decided to just go with something else.

    Now we use Webex. But I'm sure dleroux's option would work great too.


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