Skype Vs Oovoo – Comparison


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.






Video call:

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.


File Transfer:

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.


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:

Skype: No.


ooVoo: On the Web can access 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 …   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.


Oovoo free download :  Skype free download


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.


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17 Responses to Skype Vs Oovoo – Comparison

  1. miriami October 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    Thanks for the post! My friend says me to try IMCapture for skype for recording conversations. And I think
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  2. AceRadCat November 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    This review is missing the following
    -What other systems can it be installed on, Android or iPhone?
    -Can you run Skype of ooVoo with WINE in Linux?
    -Cost for calling landlines in US or the world?
    -How much of a footprint does it take in the RAM and CPU usage?
    -Hardware avilable for either? I have heard of hardware for Skype what about ooVoo?
    Not much a review in my eyes.

  3. admin November 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    AceRadCat, I’d agree with you and appreciate your concerns but we juts added there what we know about Oovoo and Skype. If you have brief answers for those questions, please share here, so users can get more info about Skype and O0voo.

  4. trading systems January 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Can either of the above be used for a webinar? Or is the software not made for 100’s of users?

  5. DumDee January 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    There is a new version for skype that allows for multi-user video calls and it is free unlike oovoo.
    i personally prefer skype its much more comfortable and easier to deal with.

  6. CAPA February 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    How much download/upload bandwidth is needed if using oovoo or skype for (lets say) 6 windows?

  7. Joe February 12, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    When will Skype, Tango or ooVoo allow audio/video communication between a Samsung Tabley and a home computer with Windows?

  8. Hany April 11, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Joe, what do you mean by Samsung Tabley? if that is sort of phone then let me tell you that there are Skype and other clients available which you can download on your Samsung phone and make calls as long as you have internet on your phone, good internet is recommended though for such internet calls.

    I Myself use Nimbuzz on mobile to make VoIP calls, even i don’t have any mobile network SIM card in my phone but i’m lucky as my phone supports Wi-Fi :)

  9. Sean June 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Skype and Oovoo both are good but that would be much better if any of those could provide screen sharing option. Such as gotomeeting integration etc.

  10. kostantinos October 1, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    hi, oovoo is my favorite but i want some feature like it should provide me a number or some feature like, when i’m not online and people call me, i should get alert on my cell phone. is it possible need with oovoo? even with Skype?

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  17. Francesca Thomas August 26, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    I live in a different country from my family. We used to have once a week chats on Skype, BUT I had to always make 2 calls – one to my parents and one to my sister. 

    Because Skype did not (does not) allow free video conferencing calls. This was getting quite frustrating.

    I happened to see an advert for ooVoo on TV and the fact that it was free and allowed up to 12 people to chat at one time was the instant and immediate reason for me to tell my family to download and switch to ooVoo. We have been using it for the last 18 months and now I only need to do ONE chat instead of TWO.

    Also while we were using Skype, the connection between and my parents used to be cut off quite regularly. That has not happened with ooVoo yet!!!!

    I think ooVoo is the best!!!  :)

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