- platform for 10-20 people at one time
- One person shares screen
- Good to have other people share screens, too - one at a time
- Video Capture of development session
- Clear voice
- Chat window
Videoconferencing is a way to connect multiple distributed parties via global communication networks to allow for video and audio exchanges between multiple parties simultaneously. This article is to describe what cross-platform software is currently available for cheap or free and their capabilities.
Comparison of Web Conferencing Software
WebRTC is a standard protocol for encrypted video communication whose API is implemented in many open source browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox. There's a few open source software products that utilize Web RTC without requiring the installation of software other than the web browser (no addons needed). Many WebRTC-backed websites utilize proprietary software. Here's some that don't:
NodeJS powered scalable website whose sourcecode can be downloaded to run on your own apache webserver. Utilizes Jitsi Videobridge with WebRTC & SFU for scalability
Hubl.in is an open-source, NodeJS-backed, self-hosted video conferencing service based on Web RTC.
Spreed.me is an open source NodeJS & Go self-hosted video conferencing solution using WebRTC with example configurations for nginx.
has a test room
hosted version free to use while beta testing.
- No audio
- Incompatibility with Linux
- Free for 3 people, pay for more. Argh.
- Free and Open Source
- Audio and Video Conferencing
- Meeting Recording and Screen Sharing
- File Explorer and Moderating System
- Multi-Whiteboard and Chat
- User and Room Management
- Private Message Centre
- Integrated Calender
- Polls and Votes
- Available as a Hosted Service OR Download and Install as Package on Server
- No Usage or User Limitations
- Skype integrated
- Meeting analytics
- Mac & PC
- Android (audio only in group video chat)
- iOS (audio only in group video chat)
- One-to-one video conferencing: free
- Unlimited audio conferencing: free
- More than two simultaneous video conferencing parties: $4.95/mo
- Up to 6 simultanuous video conferencing parties: Free (with ads)
- Up to 6 simultanuous video conferencing parties: $9.95/mo (no ads)
- Up to 12 simultaneous video conferencing parties: $29.95/mo
- Up to 6 simultaneous video conferencing parties: Free
based on OpenTok API
- Web-based (multiple rooms)
- Unlimited domain license: $300
Joe Justice promotes freeconferencecall.com, a web-based audio conferencing software, as used in Scrum project management of WIKISPEED.