: What alternatives for videoconferencing from a PC can you all suggest?
To blogcast out on MSNBC, we have been using Microsoft’s instant messenger: It’s easy and works quite well… when it works. Yesterday, minutes before I was to go on air, we couldn’t get the video connection to work. At first, I thought it was because I had the Logitech camera software up (that will cause conflict); but even after rebooting, the video connection kept dropping. They had to delay the segment while MSNBC’s amazing production whiz, Anthony, and I switched to the antiquated Microsoft NetMeeting and it worked, though the quality isn’t as good. I don’t know what cause the IM problem; we suspect it was IM service itself. And we do have a backup in NetMeeting.
But I have to think there are better backups (besides buying Macs for everyone in the world). Any suggestions? Thanks.