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Old 08-18-2013, 12:02 PM
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Default best client for video chat

I am having to move for work and am looking for a good client for video chatting back home with my family and friends. I'm completely new to this. I know there is skype and google hangouts.

Anyone have any advice for which one is best and easiest to work with?

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:28 PM
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I'd try Skype, Google Hangout, AnyMeeting, Tinychat. Hangout seems to be very popular.

I like Skype and Hangout since they just seem to work and easy for me to setup.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:28 PM
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Skype for one on one, Google Hangout for multiple people. I use both for podcasts and staying in touch with friends and family overseas and both are solid. Skype though when it comes to phone apps... are a bit shoddy.

As John said, they are easiest... any problems are generally with peoples crappy internet connections.
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Old 08-23-2013, 3:32 PM
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I think you got the best platforms already. And if you are using Apple stuff, Facetime is good too.

if you trying to video chat with a few people at one, google hangouts
one-on-one, facetime if you both have apple devices...otherwise Skype
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Old 08-23-2013, 7:38 PM
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Skype backdoor was given to NSA. I wouldnt touch skype at all. Use an open source encrypted client like Jitsi or do some searching.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:52 PM
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SKYPE for pleasure and Jabber for business .
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Old 12-12-2013, 7:46 PM
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Blue jeans network is great but its not free

Edit: just re-read the op Google hangout or viber When my folks were in Eourpe for a month all the video chat, text messages, and calls were free using Viber. Viber even works on your smartphone.
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Old 12-12-2013, 9:11 PM
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Skype would be best, it is easier to connect and chat through out.
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