We have been using skype for long time for day to day chat along with video plus phone calling if we pay some fees. For anyone who want to have some alternative of skype always fails to find a good alternative.Even me sometime search for any alternative of Skype. Every time it leads to bad ones, not so good either in quality or service.
Few weeks back i found a new one. And to my surprise it turned out to be good one. Its called ooVoo. ooVoo is FREE video calling. See up to six friends, family or colleagues at the same time – with video quality that’s like being face-to-face in the same room!. 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 with up to six people at the same time.
- Experience great video and audio.
- See people without the expense of travel.
- Easy to Use for consumers and businesses.
A recording feature lets users tape video chats with other participants. Since the video and audio are being recorded to the hard drive, the only time limit is how much free space the computer’s hard drive has. In testing, a nearly 15-minute, four-way video conversation only took up 95MB, which ooVoo can convert into a workable FLV file.
A conference calling tool gives host and participants a phone number to call. Other ooVoo users who call this conference line get plugged right into the audio that’s a part of the video chat, and just like the video recordings, this audio gets archived too. Call-in lines support up to six people, meaning users can have up to a dozen participants–including those on the video side. Note that this service isn’t free. An optional companion for ooVoo’s video player can be used for screen sharing or file sharing, and fun facial overlay tool that applies digital masks either to users faces or to backgrounds. High-quality video streams are also supported.
Two qualms with the service are the audio quality, which sounded a little too compressed, and delays in the datastream of about a second or more. Besides being annoying, it can really force a heated debate to grind to a halt. Overall, ooVoo makes for a strong alternative to other VoIP and conferencing software.
With ooVoo, you can connect with anyone, anytime–through video calls, phone, text and more. Use ooVoo to get face-to-face time with people you might not see in person (while saving the time and expense of travel). Here are the features on ooVoo that make life easier and more fun:
|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.|