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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2017. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th.


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View Poll Results: Video Messaging Application of the Year
Hello 3 3.57%
Jitsi 13 15.48%
Skype 46 54.76%
Tox 9 10.71%
Viber 13 15.48%
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Video Messaging Application of the Year


This is a new category this year.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-04-2018, 06:14 AM   #2
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I'm a Skype user but to be honest I can't bring myself to vote for it due to the often poor quality of the calls, the recent dumbing down of the interface, and the lack of configuration settings in the new Skype for Desktop. However, it is *still* the only real game in town, and has been for many years to my dismay.

Messenger for Desktop might prove to be a good alternative but Messenger is of course tied into the Facebook empire.
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:50 PM   #3
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I would vote for Wire .It took some doing ,but I finally got family and friends to use it.Video call quality is great even on overseas calls.
One of the best days was when I typed "removepkg Skype".

ps.I see Wire is included in "Secure Messaging Application of the Year".

Last edited by henrob; 01-04-2018 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Added ps.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 05:08 PM   #4
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:35 AM   #5
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Hagouts is my selection, but is not in the poll.
 
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:27 AM   #6
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I never do video chats, but I found Tox to be a good recommendation for those who use them.
 
Old 01-22-2018, 03:12 PM   #7
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Been playing with Discord lately. Not a pro-level app, but it gets the job done. I especially like being able to broadcast my desktop instead of my webcam, should I desire.
 
Old 01-22-2018, 07:14 PM   #8
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Zoom?
 
Old 01-24-2018, 10:54 AM   #9
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[x] Signal

... all is in the title...
 
Old 02-03-2018, 12:52 AM   #10
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Jilted Skype last year in a rather acrimonious divorce that had $$ send me confirmation email after confirmation email trying to get me back. But I stood my ground and am finally completely $$ free....
 
Old 02-03-2018, 09:14 AM   #11
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I don't use video messaging at all.
 
Old 02-06-2018, 02:11 PM   #12
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Asterisk server, combined with Linphone client, provides video conferencing over VPN. What's Skype?
 
Old 03-22-2018, 03:38 PM   #13
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No zoom

zoom
 
Old 03-23-2018, 05:27 AM   #14
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That's a short list! But no worries, as I don't use this type of software.
 
Old 03-23-2018, 08:17 AM   #15
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Another vote here for WIRE. Excellent call quality, full end-to-end encryption, and source code regularly audited with full transparency.

Skype used to be good, but since MyCrudSoft moved to the client-server model the current Skype 4 Linux is a complete waste of time. Plenty of others I know agree with me.


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