Alternative options to Vidyo

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michaelpanama
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Alternative options to Vidyo

Postby michaelpanama » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:22 pm

A majority of our stake leaders and HC members join meetings remotely due to how spread out our stake is. VIdyo is extremely disruptive and unreliable especially when larger groups are on so we've moved to using Google Hangout. Is this compliant with Church Policy? It seems like PVC is strongly reccomended by I can't see that other video conferencing systems are discouraged.

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Re: Alternative options to Vidyo

Postby russellhltn » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:36 pm

I'm not seeing any guidance in that area. It appears that PVC was selected for it's ability to have a face-to-face meeting - not simply a shared work area. There's also the question of the Terms of Service as well as what level of privacy the meetings will have.
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Re: Alternative options to Vidyo

Postby Mikerowaved » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:11 pm

Hangouts is available for anyone to use, business or otherwise. Unless you purposely make it public, it will remain private and secure. I've used it a lot, but in a side-by-side comparison I've found Skype works a little better when bandwidth is limited. Since Microsoft now owns Skype, I don't know what their Terms of Use are anymore. MS probably wants money for non-personal use.
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