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Old 08-19-2016, 07:14 AM   #16
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I use Signal, which has an excellent reputation for security, is open-source, and a (Chrome) desktop application.

But I don't think it fits your requirements...
 
Old 08-25-2016, 01:55 PM   #17
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I've re-reviewed utox currently. It's definitely usable one-to-one video conferencing today. I don't remember seeing this previously. I'm going to pursue this for the time being.
 
Old 11-04-2016, 11:07 AM   #18
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by the3dfxdude View Post
I've re-reviewed utox currently. It's definitely usable one-to-one video conferencing today. I don't remember seeing this previously. I'm going to pursue this for the time being.
After having a quick look, I'm too gonna check Tox, don't know which client yet.
Will try both uTox and qTox.
It all looks promising.

EDIT:
Although this and this does not sound too good.

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Last edited by atelszewski; 11-04-2016 at 11:13 AM.
 
Old 11-04-2016, 12:21 PM   #19
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I have used Mumble, and it works if all you want is audioconferencing, but it is not an actual Skype replacement. It is more a TeamSpeak replacement. I used it ocasionally for coordinating the local activities of a political party.
 
Old 01-12-2017, 01:22 AM   #20
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Another alternative. From their homepage:
Quote:
It’s time to ditch Skype and TeamSpeak.
All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.
Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.
They distribute binaries (deb and tarball archive).

https://discordapp.com/

Last edited by vonbiber; 01-14-2017 at 12:47 AM. Reason: no source, only binaries
 
Old 01-12-2017, 07:32 AM   #21
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I think Linphone also meets the OP's requirements (except video conferencing maybe). I've successfully used it from Linux to Windows and also on my Android phone.

https://www.linphone.org/technical-c...phone/features
 
Old 06-13-2017, 02:12 AM   #22
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Found another video conferencing tool: zoom
Here what it says:

zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings,
group messaging, and a software-defined conference room
solution into one easy-to-use platform. It offers the best
video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across
Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry,
Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.

https://zoom.us/


To download it:
Code:
wget -c \
https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_x86_64.tar.xz
I must say that looking at their web pages I didn't like it (too sleek,
they don't distribute source files, just binaries in RPMs and DEBs,
and tar.xz (that's supposed to work on archlinux).
I think it's supposed to reside in /opt/zoom when installed ...
 
Old 06-13-2017, 10:05 PM   #23
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Discord is another option for voice chat.

I've yet to personally use the voice chat, but I've used the text chat on Slackware and it works great.

Last edited by dugan; 06-13-2017 at 10:07 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2017, 11:14 PM   #24
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I would like to ask for the advice of people that actually have the experience in given solution.
Stick with Skype.

There is a SlackBuild for the 64 bit skypeforlinux client which works very well.
 
Old 06-14-2017, 01:24 AM   #25
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by rkelsen View Post
Stick with Skype.

There is a SlackBuild for the 64 bit skypeforlinux client which works very well.
The very first post reads:
Quote:
Originally Posted by atelszewski
I simply want to replace Skype.
;-)

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Old 06-14-2017, 04:53 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vonbiber View Post
Found another video conferencing tool: zoom
Here what it says:

zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings,
group messaging, and a software-defined conference room
solution into one easy-to-use platform. It offers the best
video, audio, and wireless screen-sharing experience across
Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, Blackberry,
Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems.

https://zoom.us/


To download it:
Code:
wget -c \
https://zoom.us/client/latest/zoom_x86_64.tar.xz
I must say that looking at their web pages I didn't like it (too sleek,
they don't distribute source files, just binaries in RPMs and DEBs,
and tar.xz (that's supposed to work on archlinux).
I think it's supposed to reside in /opt/zoom when installed ...
I've used zoom (I have an account for work) for about 6 or so months without issue. I was able to create my own slackbuild package for it. So much better than skype.
 
Old 06-14-2017, 11:19 AM   #27
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I use discord for all my gaming needs. It runs on Android, Windows, and Linux. I had it running on Slackware 14.2 before the SlackBuild was created on SBo (deb2tgz). I had anywhere between 2 and 30 people in my discord server. It offers push to talk, but this feature needs to be enabled on a per channel basis, from what I can remember.

I haven't used it in some months, but the discord client works well. I ran it in my web browser (firefox and chromium) as well and it did have some problems there. Sometimes there are issues with bandwidth. A few months back there were some DDoS attacks against the discord servers and they handled the attacks decently. The only con is that when the discord people decide to do maintenance, add new features, things get slow, and you will disconnect a lot.

If you need video conferencing I suggest you stick with Skype. I also used to use skype for gaming, but never to use the video conferencing feature.

EDIT:
According to a quick google search, the amount of people allowed in a discord channel is unlimitted, or until your computer starts to lag.

Last edited by mralk3; 06-14-2017 at 11:22 AM.
 
Old 06-14-2017, 01:12 PM   #28
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Had to chip in -- Tox client I used under Android used far too much battery.
 
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:40 PM   #29
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Retroshare. It works.
http://retroshare.net/downloads.html
 
Old 06-17-2017, 08:34 PM   #30
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I just tried the SlackBuild at SBo (network/retroshare) but found that plugins are not built. That's a minus since it is the VOIP plugin which provides the video & audio that I'm interested in (and judging from the thread title, is what OP is interested in).

I played around with the build a bit to enable plugins. First off, there is a more recent version available (0.6.2) which has perhaps made plugins easier to build since the 0.6.1 version. I commented out the removal of the plugins directory and found it would all build provided ffmpeg and opencv are both already installed. Also the top level directory's retroshare.pri needed a small addition to allow speex related code to build:
Code:
sed -i '/^unix/s/.*/&\n\tDEFINES *= HAVE_STDINT_H\n/' retroshare.pri
After that the plugins built fine and with the resulting package I was able see video from my usb webcam. I've passed these changes on to the maintainer so they may appear in an update soon.

Unfortunately I couldn't make the audio work - if anyone has this working please speak up. The lack of audio has been raised in the project's "Issues" but I gathered from the discussion that they were planning to change their audio base from speex to ffmpeg (which suggests, to me, that they're not planning to fix the current problem).

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