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    Web casting/video conferencing

    Have been asked to provide web/video conferencing between our school and one in France.

    Assuming the use of a webcam, microphone and the internet does anyone know of suitable software that could be used besides MSN, which is not secure?

    Secondly if anyone has experience of doing this how was it achieved, what problems had to be overcome etc

    We run windows 2000/2003 servers, XP clients, teeny bit of Linux in UK. BGFL provide our gateway to the internet. Currently do no know what platform is in use in France or if they have public or private web access.

    Any ideas gladly received.

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    Sign up for the schools video conferencing service:
    http://www.jvcs.ja.net/schools/

    lots of tech info here:
    http://www.jvcs.ja.net/

    They have a good booking facility and will help deal with techincal problems.
    I advice getting a decent dedicated unit, somthing like a polycom, but anything that supports SIP or H.323 will work - but not as well if you need to VC lots of users. Ekiga is free: http://www.ekiga.org/

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    Bebo, Can you PM me. I can point you in the right direction as regards VC on the BGfL.


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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    Skype?

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    Also check if your RBC offers this facility... some, e.g. CLEO, have a gatekeeper that will route your schools through NEN.

    I would concur that 'proper' hardware is a must for serious usage (e.g. in a classroom).

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    Quote Originally Posted by eduabncs
    Bebo, Can you PM me. I can point you in the right direction as regards VC on the BGfL.

    You mean this now works outside of BGFL too?

    babo will confirm this - but I think the reason for using a web type link was because the French school does not have video conferencing as we have. I'm sure she will be in touch though

    On the same subject - has anyone ever tried using Netmeeting to connect to other schools, especially French schools?

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d
    Quote Originally Posted by eduabncs
    Bebo, Can you PM me. I can point you in the right direction as regards VC on the BGfL.

    You mean this now works outside of BGFL too?

    babo will confirm this - but I think the reason for using a web type link was because the French school does not have video conferencing as we have. I'm sure she will be in touch though

    On the same subject - has anyone ever tried using Netmeeting to connect to other schools, especially French schools?

    Alan, In a word yes you can. I suggest that you have a look here. There is another way using IP, but you know issue with that as regards the internet proper!

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    8O

    The link gives me this

    Error Diagnostic Information
    ODBC Error Code = S1001 (Memory allocation error)


    [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Not enough space on temporary disk.



    The error occurred while processing an element with a general identifier of (CFQUERY), occupying document position (13:1) to (13:69).


    Date/Time: 02/20/07 10:47:27
    Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; (R1 1.5); .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
    Remote Address: 10.122.64.30
    HTTP Referer: http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...wtopic&p=67411
    Query String: L1=Technical+Support&L2=Evaluation%20of%20Systems

    :?

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    8O Ok...Will look into it.

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    Re: Web casting/video conferencing

    OK..problem fixed, try again now. :coffee:

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