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Skype is great for 2-way video conferencing, but for my work I need to be able to patch in more than two people to the video conference.

Is it possible to hook up three or more people into a Skype conference?

Or should I look to something else instead which would be as reliable and of high quality?

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We've used WebEx at work with good results in the past. Supports both video conferencing as well as desktop sharing between clients. People can even dial in to a conference over the phone if they don't have a microphone.

Since you've said this is work-related, the cost at $49/month may not be too bad.

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+1 Nice! Looks like they're set to bury GoToMeeting... same price, but with videoconferencing! Bit of a no-brainer, isn't it? – Shaul Behr Nov 15 '09 at 8:35
+ Answer credit - I think this is the one we're going to use. Thanks! – Shaul Behr Nov 16 '09 at 12:19

Actually Skype themselves have now come up with a multi-user (up to 9) video conf. Tested it last week and it looks fine. At this writing it's in Beta, with a "free trial", though I can't see how they can charge for it while it's still in Beta...

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It's a web app so no software to install. It includes a chatroom feature and offers you option to record the conference. I find it pretty cool.

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+1 very cool, thank you! – Shaul Behr Nov 12 '09 at 16:09

Where this is an older question... newer advancements have been made in this arena. Google Plus now offers "Hangouts" where you can invite a group of people to a video-conference enabled chat session and interact freely over the web. It's free... and it works quite well.

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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.


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I tried ooVoo a while back. It has a very annoying interface, much too noisy, huge time lag, unreliable service. I uninstalled it in disgust. – Shaul Behr Nov 15 '09 at 8:38

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