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 CapacityLinuxMac OS XMicrosoft 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
CourseHubProprietary1-unlimitedHDUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
BabelTreeProprietary1-5000QVGAXUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownX
Adobe ConnectProprietary1-1500 (80,000 w/webcast)[1]VGA, HQ, HD[2][3]X[4][5]iOS, Android and RIM
AccuConferenceProprietary1-1000Unknown✓ Participant view onlyHD✓ Moderator onlyXX? iOS Participant OnlyXUnknownXUnknown✓ Participants only
AnyMeetingProprietary1-200HQXX[6]XXiOS and Android Tablets
AVIDO Web ConferenceProprietary1-1000VGAUnknownUnknownComing soonComing soon
Banckle Online MeetingProprietary1-200HDUnknownUnknownUnknownComing soonUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
BigBlueButtonLGPL, GPL1-80[7]VGA,HQX[8]XUnknownAndroid onlyUnknown
Blackboard Collaborate previously Wimba Classroom and ElluminateProprietary1-1000QVGA[9]XiOS and Android
BuddyMeetingProprietaryUp to 10VGAUnknownUnknownXXXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Cisco Unified Meeting PlaceProprietary1-500VGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknown
Cisco WebExProprietary1-3000Partial[10]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 GotoMeetingProprietary1-1000XVGA, HD[11]XXXXXXUnknown
Implix ClickMeetingProprietary1-1000UnknownUnknown
eLecta Live for Web Conferencing and Online MeetingsProprietaryConference Capcity of 15 - 200+ seatsQVGA
FaceMe Web ConferenceProprietary1-100+[12]VGA,HDUnknowniPhone, iPad, and Android[13]Dial in and Smartphone appComing soon
FastViewerProprietary1-1000[14]VGA, HQ, HDUnknown[15][15]Unknown[16]UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Fuze MeetingProprietary100+Partial[17]HD,QVGAUnknown[18]X
Genesys Meeting CenterProprietary125+VGAUnknownXUnknownUnknown
GlanceProprietary100XXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
GoMeetNowProprietary1-100XVGAUnknownXXUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
GroupworldProprietary1-unlimitedXQQVGAXXX
IBM SametimeProprietaryVGA,HQUnknownXUnknownUnknown
IBM Lotus Sametime UnyteProprietaryVGA,HQUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
ICU Live!Proprietary36 concurrent usersXXVGA,HQUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
iLincProprietaryUp to 1,000XVGA, HQ, SXGA (1280x1024)Unlimited feedsUnknownUnknownComing soonUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Infinite Conferencing's WebInterpointProprietaryUp to 1,000VGAUnknownUnknownXX
InterCall Unified Meeting (IUM)Proprietary125+VGAUnknownXUnknown
LiveOnProprietaryUp to 1,000XXVGA, HQ, HD (1280x720)UnknownUnknowniPhone, iPad, and AndroidUnknown
MegaMeeting.comProprietary250+VGA,HQ,HD16 FeedsUnknownUnknownComing soonXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
MeetechoGPL + Proprietary200+QVGA,VGA[19]UnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknown
MeetingBurnerProprietary1 to 1000HDXXXXXXX
Microsoft Live MeetingProprietaryVGA,HQXXX
Microsoft LyncProprietary1 to 1000XVGA,HQ, HDUnknownPartial
MikogoProprietary1-25XXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownX
NefsisProprietary2-500XXVGA,HQ,HDUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
NetviewerProprietary1-100XXVGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
omNovia Web ConferenceProprietary2-5,000VGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
OmnijoinProprietary2-500XVGA,HQ,HDComing soonXXComing soonComing soon
OpenmeetingsApache License1-25VGAUnknownUnknownUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
PharmaCAST|PharMethodProprietary1-unlimitedXVGA, HDXUnknownXUnknownXannouncedXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
ReadyTalkProprietary1-3600[20]VGAUnknownXUnknowniPadXXiPad
RHUBProprietary1-2000XVGAUnknownXXUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
SaasBoardProprietary1-100VGA,HDUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Saba Meeting, Saba Webinar, Saba Classroom, Saba CentraProprietary1-3000[21]VGA,HD[22]
SkypeProprietary1 to 25VGA,HQ, HDXXUnknownX
SpreedProprietary1-1000VGA,HDXX
TeamHangoutProprietaryUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
TeamViewerProprietary1-25VGAUnknown[15][15]UnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Teleskill LiveProprietary1-5000VGA,HQ
TeletaleemProprietaryUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
TokboxGPL + Proprietary[23]20-25XVGAXUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
TrueConfProprietary1-250Full HDXXXiOS, Android, WebRTCiOS, Android, WebRTC
UbipitchProprietary250VGAXUnknownUnknownXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
VenueGenProprietary1-500XX[1]VGA[3]UnknownUnknown[4]XXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
VeriShowProprietary1-10X320x240Coming Q2 2013XComing Q2 2013
WebHuddleGPLXUnknownXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownXXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
WebTrainProprietary200XXVGAUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
WizIQProprietaryUp to 1,999QVGA,PALXComing soonComing soonComing soon
YugmaProprietaryUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
YuuguuProprietary1 - 30XXXUnknownXXUnknownXXUnknownXUnknownUnknown
ZohoProprietaryXXUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
4WebcomProprietary1-5000HDXXX
ProgramLicenseCapacityLinux

Linux

Mac OS XMicrosoft 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. ^ http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/feature-details/podium-hd-pod.html
  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. ^ iPad and Android Tablets (as of [1])
  7. ^ Dixon, Fred. "Audio stress Test: Results - BigBlueButton-dev". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Android client now available on Android Marketplace (see announcement)
  9. ^ Windows/Mac - Full Support, Linux - Partial (multimedia and web tour open in an external browser window rather than an embedded one within the session)
  10. ^ http://www.emsperformance.net/2013/03/25/making-webex-work-on-64bit-fedora-core-18/
  11. ^ Hd Faces Update (see webconferencing comparison)
  12. ^ Supports 12-way teleconference integration
  13. ^ iOS and Andriod App required for mobile devices
  14. ^ viewer only
  15. ^ a b c d any upload possible
  16. ^ also native iPhone and iPad Clients
  17. ^ http://support.fuzemeeting.com/entries/20160311-is-fuze-meeting-supported-on-linux
  18. ^ Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
  19. ^ Up to 16 mixed video flows
  20. ^ http://www.readytalk.com/products-services/audio-conferencing/operator-assisted-services
  21. ^ HD VoIP and integrated teleconference
  22. ^ native iOS and Android Free Apps for smartphones and tablets like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
  23. ^ supports an "OpenAPI" but the core app is provided as a closed software as a service