Comparison of web conferencing software

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This list is a comparison of web conferencing software available for Linux, OS X, and Windows platforms. Many of the applications support the use of videoconferencing.

Comparison chart[edit]

ProgramLicenseSimultaneous User CapacityLinux

Linux

Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Microsoft WindowsAudio SupportVideo QualityVideo SupportChat SupportDesktop Sharing SupportWhiteboardUpload PPTUpload PDFUpload Doc / DocXCo-browsingMobile Device SupportBreak-Out SessionsSecurity AccessEncrypted communicationHost meeting from MobileAttend meeting from MobileCloud Based no downloadRecording capabilities
Adobe ConnectProprietary1-1500 (80,000 w/webcast)[1]VGA, HQ, HD[2][3][4][5]iOS, Android and RIM
PowWow365Proprietary1-500XXiOS (iPhone, iPad)[6]
AccuConferenceProprietary1-1000Unknown✓ Participant view onlyHD✓ Moderator onlyXX? iOS Participant OnlyXUnknownXUnknown✓ Participants only
AnyMeetingProprietary1-200[7]HQXX[8]XXiOS and Android Tablets
AVIDO Web ConferenceProprietary1-1000VGAUnknownUnknownComing soonComing soon
BabelTreeProprietary1-5000QVGAXUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownX
Banckle Online MeetingProprietary1-200HDUnknownUnknownUnknownComing soonUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
BigBlueButtonLGPL, GPL1-80[9]VGA,HQX[10]XUnknownAndroid onlyUnknown
Blackboard Collaborate previously Wimba Classroom and ElluminateProprietary1-1000QVGA[11]XiOS and Android
BuddyMeetingProprietaryUp to 10VGAUnknownUnknownXXXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Cisco Unified Meeting PlaceProprietary1-500VGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknown
Cisco WebExProprietary1-3000Partial[12]VGA, HQ, HD✓ 256-bit AES,PKI,End-to-end (Transport layer: 128-bit

SSLv3)

✓ iOS devices, Android, and BlackBerry✓ Computer-based and Server-based
Citrix GotoMeetingProprietary1-1000[13]VGA, HD[14]Whiteboard Anywhere[15]X[16]X[17]X[18][19]X[20]
CUMeetingProprietary1-unlimitedXXVGA, HDXiPhone, iPad and Android✓ Computer-based
CourseHubProprietary1-unlimitedHDUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Drum Web MeetingsProprietary1-50XXXXUnknownX
eLecta Live for Web Conferencing and Online MeetingsProprietaryConference Capacity of 15 - 200+ seatsQVGA
eXo Platform with Chat AddonLGPL1-unlimited[21]VGA,HQ, HDXPartial[22]XXUnknownXXX[23]Coming soon
FaceMe Web ConferenceProprietary1-100+[24]VGA,HD, H.323UnknowniPhone, iPad, and Android[25]Dial in and Smartphone app
FastViewerProprietary1-1000[26]VGA, HQ, HDUnknown[27][27]Unknown[28]UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Fuze MeetingProprietary100+Partial[29]✓ (Vista, 7 & 8)HD,QVGAUnknown[30]X
Genesys Meeting CenterProprietary125+VGAUnknownXUnknownUnknown
GlanceProprietary100XXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
GlobalMeetProprietary Up to 125Partial[31]HDXX
GoMeetNowProprietary1-100XVGAUnknownXXUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
GroupworldProprietary1-unlimitedQQVGAXX
IBM SametimeProprietaryVGA,HQ,HD (H.264)
IBM Lotus Sametime UnyteProprietaryVGA,HQUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
ICU Live!Proprietary36 concurrent usersXXVGA,HQUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
iLincProprietaryUp to 1,000XVGA, HQ, SXGA (1280x1024)Unlimited feedsUnknownUnknownComing soonUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
iMeetProprietaryUp to 125Partial[32]HDXXX
Implix ClickMeetingProprietary1-1000UnknownUnknown
Infinite Conferencing's WebInterpointProprietaryUp to 1,000Partial[33]VGAUnknownUnknownXX
inphra onlineProprietaryUp to 3,000VGA, HQ, HDXXX
InterCall Unified Meeting (IUM)[34]Proprietary125+Partial[12]VGAUnknownXUnknown
LiveOnProprietaryUp to 1,000XXVGA, HQ, HD (1280x720)UnknownUnknowniPhone, iPad, and AndroidUnknown
Lucid MeetingsProprietaryUp to 100XX[35]XiPhone, iPad, and AndroidUnknown
MegaMeeting.comProprietary250+Partial[36]VGA,HQ,HD16 FeedsUnknownUnknownComing soonXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
MeetechoGPL + Proprietary200+QVGA,VGA[37]UnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknown
MeetingBurnerProprietary1 to 1000HDXXXXXXX
Microsoft Live MeetingProprietaryVGA,HQXXXPartial
Microsoft LyncProprietary1 to 1000XVGA,HQ, HDUnknownPartial
MikogoProprietary1-25XXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownX
NefsisProprietary2-500XXVGA,HQ,HDUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
NetviewerProprietary1-100XXVGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
omNovia Web ConferenceProprietary2-5,000VGAUnknownXXUnknown
OmnijoinProprietary2-500XVGA,HQ,HD✓iPhone, iPadXX✓iPhone, iPad✓iPhone, iPad
OpenmeetingsApache License1-125VGA[38]Hammer (Last Stone First End)UnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
PharmaCAST|PharMethodProprietary1-unlimitedXVGA, HDXUnknownXUnknownXannouncedXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
ReadyTalkProprietary1-3600[39]VGAUnknownXUnknowniPadXXiPad
RHUBProprietary1-2000XVGAUnknownXXUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
SaasBoardProprietary1-100VGA,HDUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Saba Meeting, Saba Webinar, Saba Classroom, Saba CentraProprietary1-3000[40]VGA,HD[41]
SkypeProprietary1 to 25VGA,HQ, HDXXUnknownX
Solgenia Weblive FacsysProprietary1-1000HD
SpreedProprietary1-1000VGA,HDXX
TeamHangoutProprietaryUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
TeamViewerProprietary1-25[42]VGAUnknown[27][27]UnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Teleskill LiveProprietary1-5000VGA,HQ
TeletaleemProprietaryUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
TrueConfProprietary1-250Full HDXXXiOS, Android, WebRTCiOS, Android, WebRTC
UbipitchProprietary250VGAXUnknownUnknownXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
VenueGenProprietary1-500XX[1]VGA[3]UnknownUnknown[4]XXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
VeriShowProprietary1-10XAuto, Low, High, HDXX
VideoMostProprietary1-10 000Full HDX[43]iPad
Veeting RoomsProprietary1-10HQcoming soonXXAndroidAndroidX
WebELS MeetingProprietary1-20Auto, Low, Normal, High, HDXComing soonXComing soonComing soonUnknownComing soon
WebHuddleGPLXUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
WebTrainProprietary200XXVGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
WizIQProprietaryUp to 1,999VGA,HQ,HDX
YuuguuProprietary1 - 30XXXUnknownXXUnknownXXUnknownXUnknownUnknown
Zip ConferencingProprietary Up to 125PartialHDXX
ZohoProprietaryXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Zoom Video CommunicationsProprietary1-100 (1,000 webinar)XHDXXXXXOne-time download
4WebcomProprietary1-5000HDXXX
ProgramLicenseCapacityLinux

Linux

Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Microsoft WindowsAudio Support

Audio Support

Video QualityVideo SupportChat SupportDesktop Sharing SupportWhiteboardUpload PPTUpload PDFUpload Doc / DocXCo-browsingMobile Device SupportBreak-Out SessionsSecurity AccessEncrypted communicationHost meeting from MobileAttend meeting from MobileCloud Based no downloadRecording capabilities

Terminology[edit]

In the table above, the following terminology is intended to be used to describe some important features:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Supports two-way teleconference integration
  2. ^ Podium HD Pod. Adobe.com (2012-01-11). Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  3. ^ a b Linux users may only view another user's desktop
  4. ^ a b Yes, but only via a screen-sharing "pod" with control permissions granted
  5. ^ iPhone, iPad, and Android (as of version 8)
  6. ^ PowWow365 is available for Free download at Apple's App Store [1])
  7. ^ AnyMeeting | Presenter - Frequently Asked Questions. Support.anymeeting.com (2013-11-22). Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  8. ^ iPad and Android Tablets (as of [2])
  9. ^ Dixon, Fred. "Audio stress Test: Results - BigBlueButton-dev". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Android client now available on Android Marketplace (see announcement)
  11. ^ Windows/Mac - Full Support, Linux - Partial (multimedia and web tour open in an external browser window rather than an embedded one within the session)
  12. ^ a b webex on 64 bit linux. Emsperformance.net (2013-03-25). Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  13. ^ New HTML5 enabled browsers
  14. ^ Hd Faces Update
  15. ^ Use annotation tools on Desktop and any shared Windows
  16. ^ Not secure for general meetings, this feature is only available in GoToTraining
  17. ^ Not secure for general meetings, this feature is only available in GoToTraining
  18. ^ Not secure for general meetings, this feature is only available in GoToTraining
  19. ^ Mouse and Keyboard control can be shared with multiple user.
  20. ^ New HTML5 enabled browsers will be able to join without downloads, with reduced features.
  21. ^ with WebRTC on Chrome browser
  22. ^ Available on Mac and Windows only when using Weemo Driver
  23. ^ Yes if using WebRTC mode through Chrome browser
  24. ^ Supports 12-way teleconference integration
  25. ^ iOS and Android App required for mobile devices
  26. ^ viewer only
  27. ^ a b c d any upload possible
  28. ^ also native iPhone and iPad Clients
  29. ^ How do I get the Fuze Linux App? : Fuze Support. Support.fuzemeeting.com. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  30. ^ Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
  31. ^ Can participants join a GlobalMeet Web meeting ... | GlobalMeet Community. Community.globalmeet.com. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  32. ^ Can iMeet run on Linux? | iMeet Community. Community.imeet.com. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  33. ^ Verified on 3/21/2014 that Linux participants are supported, but Linux presenter is not.
  34. ^ Intercall resells the Cisco WebEx product.
  35. ^ Screen sharing requires Glance plugin
  36. ^ Cannot function as a presenter on Linux.
  37. ^ Up to 16 mixed video flows
  38. ^ [3]
  39. ^ Operator-Assisted Audio Conferencing. ReadyTalk. Retrieved on 2014-02-27.
  40. ^ HD VoIP and integrated teleconference
  41. ^ native iOS and Android Free Apps for smartphones and tablets like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  42. ^ Tested on 3/19/2014 and found to be very buggy under Linux.
  43. ^ iPad