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VirtualTinyHouseConference #12 is happening now

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Remember: bring speakers and a microphone. If you have them you should use them. I’m hereby declaring it poor etiquette to, if you have it, not use it. Because you would make it difficult for people to hear and talk to you, slowing down the conversation. Still better to come without than not come at all. If you have windows 7 or vista any microphone and speaker will do because these have built in echo cancellation, otherwise headphones or similar are highly recommended, anything so your microphone cant pick up sound from your speakers thereby causing echo.

If you haven’t done so yet, download and run Vsee. There’s no install to go through. When you run the program, it will prompt you to fill out a short form to sign up but you can enter anything you want, and there is no confirmation email or waiting.

I plan to be here, but this post is scheduled to appear automatically so if for some reason I can’t make it, someone else can host it by putting their vsee username in the comments section below. (after someone calls you, click on some of the icons in your video window, and under one of the menus that pop up there will be an option “host meeting” then when someone calls you, somewhere in their video window, you can click “add to meeting” so they can see everyone else).

My Vsee ID is GregorF.

There is also one tinychat room in case Vsee is not working out for some reason, though that has not been a problem so far:
VirtualTinyHouseConference Tinychat room

You can try using use Google Wave if you want, by clicking here It is set to allow anyone to edit the wave, but it doesn’t work when I tested it, so you will probably have to sign in to google wave if you want to use it.

The VirtualTinyHouseConference is currently being held every Wednesday at 8 pm, Eastern Time. Just come to towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com and there will be a blog post there with easy to follow instructions. Everyone is welcome and anyone in the world with an internet connection could be there.

You can join by video, text, audio, or any combination thereof. If you are not much of a typist it is recommended that you have a microphone. If you have vista or win 7 you’re good with whatever speakers and mic you have because they have built in echo cancellation but if you have Win xp, ear buds (like for an ipod), earphones or a headset are recommended, otherwise you cannot use both the mic and speakers at the same time without causing echo for others (which occurs when they say something, it comes out your speakers and is picked up by your mic and sent back to them).

Some backgrounder : https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/virtualtinyhousecon-3-is-scheduled-for-nov-20-8-to-9-pm-eastern-time/

https://towardsabettertinyhouse.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/read-this-if-y…tinyhousecon-4/ ‎

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Written by gregor

January 19, 2011 at 19:59

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  1. If you come without speaker & microphone (headset) and you are causing noise/echo, simply install solicall pro. This add-on will improve the quality of the call and compensate on the fact that you came unprepared… Enjoy the meeting.

    SoliCall

    January 20, 2011 at 01:33

    • I looked into solicall and it seemed pretty clear it only worked for voip. I will look into it, in the meantime if anyone reads these comments keep in mind that this guy might be just trying to get you to download solicall.

      gregortheinventor

      January 20, 2011 at 05:11

      • Any chat you do using your computer is VoIP. Since it is voice over Internet (IP) .

        SoliCall

        January 20, 2011 at 08:27

      • well yeah but I thought solicall had to be able to interface to the voip software and since vsee is not made for normal telephony the interfaces might not be there, but I’ll give it a try when I get a chance. In the meantime my warning stands.

        gregortheinventor

        January 21, 2011 at 06:47

  2. Okay I just went to check and it is $42 if you want to use it for more than 14 days. So I will not even bother to try it, because you can get a headset for less than that, and the audio is bound to be better as the microphone is closer, and it might well not work with vsee so it’s not really worth my time right now.

    gregortheinventor

    January 21, 2011 at 06:51


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