söndag 19 januari 2014
Today I will take part in an interesting test.
A small group of geneaologists on the US east coast with swedish heritage will have a meeting this afternoon.
I will participate using Internet/hangout. I can verbally interact with the participants and also show/share my screen.
This first trial has no specific agenda - more a of a test since it is a new for some of us.
If it proves useful, it may develop into something more permanent.
Any comments are welcome!
"Alsterolle" - Olle Andersson
The test was quite successful even if the equipment used was not optimal.
Ken Nelson used his laptop and my picture and screenshare was shown via a video projector.
For the next venue, Ken will try to have a separate omnidirectional microphone and perhaps a webcamera on a stand.
It is really not necessary for me to see the people attending and to transmit video takes a chunk of the bandwidth and CPU-use on the laptop.
We may also test Skype to see if the screenshare works better.
Addition: I did a test with my friend Tommy (on the island of Gotland) and found out that the Hangout with video ON takes a lot of CPU-power. My test shows a 90% CPU strain compared to 30% in Skype. I do not remember if this was the case in the first hangouts I did. Perhaps they have incorporated too many new functions in later versions !? So a laptop with 2GB CPU or less have to struggle and feels better with video OFF in a hangout.