[BCAB] Inexpensive conferencing service

Edward Green ergreen1981 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 18:24:59 BST 2016


Hi Andrew,

Teamtalk is nye on useless on the Mac with Voiceover.

Ventrilo works much better.  As an aside, it also has recording capability I believe though I don’t know if there are mobile apps.

Cheers,

Ed
> On 10 Aug 2016, at 17:40, Andrew Hodgson <andrew at hodgsonfamily.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> We had a TeamTalk server at BCAB for a while but I dropped it as there was no iOS client.  It would be very easy to get back up and running again, so long as everyone on the board was happy to use it.
> 
> Andrew.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
> Sent: 10 August 2016 12:05
> To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Inexpensive conferencing service
> 
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> What about TeamTalk?  Admittedly, you'd have to have a TeamTalk server as well, but the client and the server are good.
> 
> Advantages are very high quality speech, you  can create .tt files so a user just opens the file and it connects to your server.  Also the iOS and Android apps are good too.
> 
> Since you have a BCAB web site, you may be able to host a TeamTalk server on that, if they allow the bandwidth.
> 
> TeamTalk also allows desktop sharing and video conferencing.  And the quality is far superior to Skype.
> 
> No, I don't sell it, I'm just a happy user who uses it for training some people, as it also allows you to record conversations.  What I also love is it lets you record each participant as a separate file.  So if one user has a lot of noise in the background, you can just edit their file, without affecting the sound of the other users.
> 
> You can find it at http://www.bearware.dk and there are Linnux as well as Windows versions.
> 
> All the best
> 
> Steve
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew Hodgson
> Sent: 10 August 2016 10:51
> To: bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk
> Subject: [BCAB] Inexpensive conferencing service
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> We at BCAB have struggled to find a reliable inexpensive conferencing service to hold our calls on a monthly basis and for other occasions.
> 
> We used the free conference call services from www.freeconferencecall.com for a while, and this worked ok, but the call quality was poor and people found it difficult to hear a lot of the time.
> 
> We used the phone.coop service, which used to be Community network, and the quality is a lot better, but more expensive.
> 
> We have tried Skype, but the system seems to break really hard after around
> 5-6 people join the chat.
> 
> We are looking for an inexpensive conference facility that preferably works with the phone (or if not has an iOS app).  Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks.
> Andrew.
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