ooVoo - The Online Video Call and Conference Software to Compete with SkypeBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
We have seen enough of Skype. Though audio- video conferences over the internet never had a good alternative, but certainly there is a new kid on the block who talks of quality and quantity at the same time. ooVoo is FREE video calling. See up to six friends, family or colleagues at the same time – with video quality that’s quite good. ooVoo is an iChat-like video conferencing and chat tool for Windows, loaded with useful, powerful tools that make it a viable alternative for small work groups using conference calls and screen-sharing applications.
|Video Call See, hear and speak with up to 6 people.|
|Web Video Call Friends who don’t have ooVoo can video call you from their Web browser.|
|Video Chat Room A simple way to embed a video chat in any website, blog or social network.|
|High Resolution Video Make video calls in amazing clarity.|
|Video Call Recording Create and share instant memories.|
|Video Messages Send a video greeting to multiple people at once.|
|Video Effects Get creative! Customize your video calls and messages.|
You Can Also
|Phone Calls Call a mobile or landline.|
|Text Chat Text with up to 6 friends at once.|
|Send Large Files Big attachment? Send files up to 25 MB each.|
|Sidebar View Change the size of a video call window.|
|Search for Friends Find people you know or find new friends on ooVoo.|
|Call Me Button Bring your blog or MySpace page to life with an ooVoo link.|
|Set Privacy Controls Control who can see or contact you.|
This is one point of concern for people who use video conferencing. Usually a video conference with a good quality and with 4-5 people at the same time, takes in a good chunk of data.
When we tried ooVoo with 5 of our team members for 15 minutes, it took around 120 MB and the file was also converted to a nice little video in .flv format.
Tags: Friends, online video conference, oovoo, Skype, video conferencing