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Communication between more than one person over a network for collaboration or training.

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How to focus/zoom camera?

I'm using a Windows (Win11) laptop with a builtin camera in video conferences (Google Meet, Zoom, ...). In front of my laptop there is a keyboard and my distance to the camera lens is about 60cm (23 ...
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Logitech C930c + Zoom + 50Hz CFL lighting = flicker

This question is similar to an earlier question of mine: C270 webcam + LED ceiling light + zoom = luminosity wave pattern This time, the settings are different: Windows 10 OS Logitech C930c webcam ...
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Zoom Desktop is not working using in Docker installed in Apple Silicon M1

I'm having different issues when I try to run Zoom Desktop in Docker using a Apple Silicon M1. Steps: Deploying docker with docker build . -t test --platform linux/amd64 [install a bunch of other ...
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Trainer in a web conference able to see what participants are browsing?

Background: While listening to a training session via the bigbluebutton conference web-tool I was googling something and browsing on a webpage. Actually I was using chrome for listening to the ...
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How to copy text from the chat window in the Zoom meetings desktop client?

Until recently, it was trivial to copy text in the chat window in Zoom meetings within the Zoom desktop application: you simply selected the desired text and used the standard keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+...
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When creating a meeting in Microsoft Teams, can one configure it so that it starts recording automatically from the beginning of the meeting?

When creating a meeting in Microsoft Teams, can one configure it so that it starts recording automatically from the beginning of the meeting (e.g., to avoid forgetting to record it)? I use Microsoft ...
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Microphone remains muted after unmuting the call

I have a video-conference system set up like this: PC: Dell Optiplex 3080 uSFF running Windows 10 Display: 55" TV Microphones: Sennheiser TeamConnect Tray Set (4 Wireless Satellite Microphones, ...
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BSOD while video conferencing

My laptop, Asus VivoBook X542U, Windows 10 Pro, crashes (BSOD) while I video conference. This happens on Zoom and also on Microsoft Teams. Sometimes it happens the minute I enter the meeting. Other ...
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Switch camera to screen while switching tabs in browser

I am a student, who has started using online libraries (based on the concept of social accountability). A library in Indian/UPSC context is a bit different from a standard library elsewhere as it ...
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Depstech 2K webcam shows mirrored image to others from my Mac

When I am having a video call with someone-- whether on Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet, everyone sees a mirror image of me. I am on a MacBook Air (manufactured in 2015) on Mac OS Big Sur. I am using an ...
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How to disable the auto update feature of a software.?

For the conference call / meeting , there is a tool name free conference call for desktop (windows 10), the desktop tool works fine with base version, but withe latest version its not working properly....
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Skype video chat : how to enlarge one participant's video?

I am taking online dance lessons with Skype. There are usually 5 participants plus the teacher, so each video is fairly small (I am using a laptop with a 14" screen, I don't have anything else). ...
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Adding new participant to a breakout room after breakouts are in progress

Suppose I am hosting a Zoom meeting and I have already created some breakout rooms and moved people into breakouts. Then a new participant joins the call. I'd like to find out someone new arrived ...
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Is it possible to tell Windows not to lower the volume of the Skype for Business 2016 client when a call is detected?

Whenever I either receive an incoming call or make an outgoing call through the Skype for Business 2016 Windows desktop client, I've noticed that no matter whether I answer or reject the call, Windows ...
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Any way to automate zoom meeting in a specific way?

We are doing a meeting on zoom daily, where there is a list of about 30 participants. We have to handle the following situation manually right now by making someone host who has to manually do it: ...
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Zoom option greyed out: "Enter full screen when a participant shares screen"

In a Zoom meeting, my desktop Mac app's meeting window automatically enters Full Screen mode every time a meeting participant shares their screen. This is very annoying if I am working in a separate ...
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How to improve performance of Visual Effects for Google Meet (Chrome extension)

I am trying to use the "Visual Effects for Google Meet" Chrome extension (v2.9) with my laptop's built-in webcam and a physical ChromaKey green screen to use a background graphic for videoconferencing ...
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I cannot share video and screen simultaneously

I cannot share video and screen simultaneously. Is this a limitation in Microsoft teams or am I missing something?
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Why is my webcam not detected during a Skype video call?

When I open Skype, Settings->Audio and Video, I see my camera working, and I see the sample video from it. Yet as soon as I join a video call, then suddenly Skype says it can't detect a camera. Can ...
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Is there a convenient way to remotely watch a user's screen in real time?

A friend of mine is going to have a video conference in Google Meet. At this conference she will be given some information in the conference chat and shown some documents. I'm not a participant of the ...
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How to Record a Video Call-in with Screen Share?

I need to enable someone to "call" me with video chat in a way that I can record their video, my video, and share a screen all at the same time (for vodcasting call-ins). I've tried using Zoom, but ...
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Virtual backgrounds for any videoconferencing or webcam application

Is it feasible in Windows to enable (i.e. force) the use of a custom virtual background (via software) for any (all) videoconferencing applications that need to access to a webcam, for a webcam? (...
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C270 webcam + LED ceiling light + zoom = luminosity wave pattern

I have a Logitech C720 webcam which I use for video chats, in particular with Zoom. Also, I'm sitting in a room with a small amount of sunlight, and light from a 48W, 3000K light, led-based, ceiling-...
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How to setup conference room that will either autojoin or one touch join a zoom or other video chat?

I saw that zoom offers zoom rooms, but $50 a month per room means we probably won't be getting it soon or in every room. Is there an easy way to set it up so that a conference room will either auto-...
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Use one webcam for two devices via KVM switch

We have our meeting-/ conference-rooms equipped with a Logitech Meetup USB webcam. This device is connected to a computer and a big screen in the room. So far so good. We use a HDMI switch to give ...
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I can barely hear other people during videoconferencing

On a brand new Windows 10 laptop, when I connect to people with videoconferencing tools, I can barely hear them when I use the laptop's built-in speakers. They can hear me and see me and I can see ...
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Zoom.us not working on Fedora 30 and Ubuntu 19.04 w Wayland

When screensharing I get this message: Can not start share, we only support wayland on GNOME with Ubuntu(17,18), Fedora (25 to 29), Debian9, openSUSE Leap 15, Arch Linux. If your OS is not on the ...
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How to enable HiDPI support on Zoom.us linux client?

Screen elements are too small to click or read on my 4K laptop screen. How do I make it obey Gnome scaling, which is set to 200%? I'm on Fedora 29, but this should be the same issue on Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Skype for Business links for Teams meeting

In the company I work for we have conference equipment based on Logitech SmartDock devices which support Skype for Business conferences. You send a meeting invitation to a conference room resource and ...
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Skype Conference call to skype for business

I've just tried to set up a video conference call using skype for mac. Before the meeting, I skyped in a number of my skype contacts and had a 4-way video call with no problems. When it came to the ...
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Conference call with both mobile user and Skype user?

I have PC and Android phone. I have unlimited calls on mobile phones inside country and unlimited wi-fi. The problem is that my grandparents don`t use internet and my parents live outside of country....
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How to easily switch between join.me users

Is there an convenient way to make join.me switch the logged in user? We have it installed in a conference room and it's a pain to constantly log in and out whenever someone different is in there. ...
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Maximum amount of users in a Skype (Free) Group Video chat

A group of users in my office would like to use Skype for some regular meetings when they are out of the office. Is there a hard limit to how many users can be in a group video call with the Basic (...
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How to build a "skype" window (standing connection)

I'm looking to build a sort of window between two offices separated by... oh, I don't know, a couple of oceans, mountain ranges etc... The idea is to keep a team connected by placing an always-on bi-...
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WebEx's Personal Room on Linux/Ubuntu 14.04

How do I access WebEx's "Personal Room" on my Ubuntu 14.04 operating system? Currently, when I attempt to access WebEx's "Personal Room", WebEx responds with an error message stating that my browser ...
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Moved to Africa: Skype audio fast, Hangouts audio unusably slow(?)

I recently moved to Nairobi, Kenya (from San Francisco). I have daily standups with people back in SF, and I'm having peculiar downstream issues with SOME audio/videoconferencing solutions. ...
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Why is my webcam showing a surrealist version of the normal video?

Here's a screen capture of what my webcam is showing: I think it is a driver problem, so I headed for my laptop manufacturer's website: http://acer.com/ and found 3 different drivers for my laptop ...
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Using the Kinect for video conferencing

Two years ago I bought a Kinect for my XBox 360 in the naive hope that Microsoft would release Skype for the console. Sadly they didn't but I would still like to use the Kinect for video conferencing ...
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Use IP Camera for Skype / Hangout?

How can I use IP cameras (connected by Ethernet) for Google Hangout / Skype cameras? I'd like to have the quality of those IP cameras and use them both as they were meant to and for Web Conference ...
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Share current slide position in PDF over the Internet

Is there a way to share the current slide which I'm looking at, to synchronize my view with someone over the Internet? I don't want to share the image of my screen; for a high-definition screen, ...
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Skype conference with two people in the room

How to organize skype conference with two people in the room and avoid two microphones input overlay? Each user must have his own headphone to hear audio from his own PC. Should I buy specific ...
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Is it possible to monitor an Asterisk ConfBridge from a URL / Browser?

I have an Asterisk server set up with minimal configuration, including the following confbridge definition / extension: *confbridge.conf* [testbridge] type=bridge video_mode=follow_talker ...
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Zoomable full HD camera registered as a webcam

We're using GoToMeeting for online meetings and would like to have a movable, zoomable camera (HD-ready or full HD) connected to it. According to what the guys at GoToMeeting told us, the camera would ...
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How can I connect a LAN/IP camera to a specific PC for usage as conference station?

In our office meeting room, there is a LAN/IP Camera installed on the wall - with a static IP. I have installed a PC in that meeting room, and I want to use that camera as a conference camera. Both ...
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How can I set up a virtual background for video conferencing software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Greenscreen (aka chroma key) effect with a webcam? I've been using Skype since its inception and think it's the greatest of tools, however I have a challenge I need guidance ...
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Video conferencing software that allows a participant to mute individual users [closed]

We have a few people working in an office and then a few more people working from home. We would all like to video chat skype-style, but for the people in the office, everything that is said by ...
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Dual output speakers and headset [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7? This is going to sound kind of strange, but I assure you my purpose is non-nefarious. :) I have video conferences now and ...
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Permanent video connection between two office locations

I'm looking to hang a screen (with PC attached to it) in two geographically separate office locations, near the coffee machines. I want there to be a permanent video connection where two people in ...
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Providing Wireless for a Crowd

I want to provide limited internet access for a crowd of people (~50) who will be attending a 1-hour talk of mine, at a conference where wireless is not provided. But I want to give them access to a ...
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What options do I have to setup a recurring video conference with my family? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What 3+ user teleconference software do you recommend? I want to setup a recurring video conference with my family, so we can meet bi-weekly at a scheduled time since we are ...
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