March 18, 2009
XMeeting is video conferencing for Mac OS X. In early, it been suggest to use as videophone on Apple desktop or laptop. However, there is an issue that cannot work during the beta. It had been years until late January 2009, FINALLY. The current the version is .04 Preview 2 where you can download here.
I have been doing it with XMeeting on my own time to test all 15+ Video Relay Service (VRS). Yes, you can dial with full address instead ip-address (Ex. dialing usvrs.tv). It appears that XMeeting works well with any VRS, except Sorenson VRS that you cannot doing at home. Why? Because that VRS will be redirect to your VP-200 during the primary id-address that being recognition. Outside on Free or Paid Wi-fi is question if that work with Sorenson VRS. It’s safe to tell, don’t use it!
Anyway, back to XMeeting, as I told it works so well. BUT, it doesn’t work after 5 minutes when it become terrible quality as the relay agent wouldn’t able to see me in clearly. It becomes useless, unlike iChat.
I don’t think that XMeeting is not smart enough to keep the frame running smooth as iChat. That’s worst that I couldn’t use my smartphone as tethering to my computer to use as videophone anywhere. It appear on both view on mine view and their’s view to be worst lapse that relay agent wouldn’t accept my call. Use it on your own risk. I couldn’t recommend it as your videophone call with VRS. But the only one VRS I couldn’t promise but able to keep you with you is BiSVRS. Point-to-Point or computer to videophone will be okay for now.
Unless you know how to make configuration correct on Xmeeting’s setting. Neverless…. I’m wait for new update to improve! Hang on! Otherwise, I’m struck with HOVRS (VRS only) with iChat for a while.