Here is analysis of ooVoo, a free program like Skype for video and audio VoIP calls.
In this analysis we performed the tests to evaluate the both programs. We have installed both programs on Windows machine and there was no compatibility problem. They can "run" together.
Skype and ooVoo are programs which can make free audio and video calls from computer to computer over the Internet using microphone and webcam.
Operating system and language:
Skype 4.2.: There are versions of Skype for Windows, Mac and Linux. Translated into Spanish and many other languages
ooVoo 2.8: There are versions for Windows and Mac, not Linux. Translated into Spanish and others.
Skype: Video calls only between two users. You can not adjust the size of your own window. It allows full screen
ooVoo: Multiple users simultaneously show up. Free version with banner advertising. The default window size is the same, but you can put something bigger window you choose. It does not allow full screen.
Skype video call
OoVoo video call
Skype: Chat with emoticons.
ooVoo: Chat without emoticons. With publicity, at least in free version.
Skype: No size limit (I know people who go movies for Skype). It supports simultaneous transfer.
ooVoo: 25 MB limit. Simultaneous transfer of up to 20 files.
Call Recording / video:
Skype: Through third-party software such as Pamela (fee € 15) or many others. In this forum thread also speaking of programs to record Skype calls.
ooVoo: Possible during the first month free. Since then, with a maximum of 1 minute. No limit on your plan ooVoo Super ($ 10 per month).
The recording is of the entire window with all participants and informed them that it is carrying out the recording of the call with a little notice. It is extremely easy to make the recording and everything is done automatically.
Multi – conference:
Skype: No video support multiple simultaneous calls, but audio conferences with up to 24 people, including phone calls to landline or skype. A few years ago could use a program called vSkype which was renamed Festoon for video conferencing, but disappeared. http://www.festooninc.com
ooVoo: In our opinion the strength of ooVoo. Supports multi-conference free of charge up to 3 people. You can try the first month free for conferences for up to 6 people.
Private dining rooms for video chat:
ooVoo: On the Web can access ooVoo.com a section where you create video web chat rooms (in English, this section is not translated into Spanish), which create an inviting room for 6 people. You can put password or leave it open. The difference with a multi-conference is that you need not be present in the "room", but you can create it for others to access it.
Also you can embed in your website through a script, being necessary to have Java installed for visitors to the website will work.
They have opened up the API (library for developers) to better control the functions of these rooms, and shows some examples of usage.
Video conferencing via the web without software installation:
Skype: No. You need to have installed Skype features on both sides of the Skype program.
ooVoo. If you've installed ooVoo will see that you have a personal web address type http://webvideocall.oovoo.com/callme/ … If you pass this web address to others, you can make video calls (multiple) with them without having to install anything, just through the browser if they have Java installed. More
We tested this form of video calling and is really comfortable for that kind of friends who are too lazy to install Skype to talk. Or is useful at times have to do a video conference in someone else's computer. It is quite easy.
ConclusionSkype is more comfortable, with better design and higher quality than ooVoo video call, and offers calls to phone numbers via SkypeOut at a low price. But the experience of making a conference call easily, without your contacts are to install anything and even being able to record that experiencemakes ooVoo has its place in the world VoIP … or at least until Skype remove this functionality.