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Hour 17. Voice and Video Conferencing > Advanced Conferencing Techniques

Advanced Conferencing Techniques

Most folks use their conferencing software for voice calls and nothing else. However, you may want to know about the three other forms of conferencing and collaboration that are enabled by Internet conferencing software: videoconferencing, text chatting, and whiteboard drawing.

Videoconferencing

Few conferencing programs today support videoconferencing, and for good reason: It doesn't work very well yet. Making live video look good requires moving and processing tons of data very quickly, and even the fastest modems and computers are not quite up to the task. The video image you'll see of your conference partner (and the one they'll see of you) is small, fuzzy, and jerky, like watching a faraway station on a two-inch TV in a thunderstorm.


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