[tei-council] next telecon 12 days away

James Cummings James.Cummings at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Fri Sep 15 18:08:41 EDT 2006

Susan Schreibman wrote:

> with my version of skype, there can only be a host plus for additional 
> people

Just to clear up some of the comments.

1) Skype limits you to chatting with up to 5 people total, regardless 
of client, it is a limit imposed by the company.[1]
2) Windows and Mac can host conference calls, users of linux skype can 
participate in conference calls but not host them.[2]
3) My skype name is j_c_cummings, but I'm only on irregularly and only 
accept contact details from people whose names I recognise. ;-)




> ss
> Syd Bauman wrote:
>>> As to the technical side of the conversation, I was wondering if it
>>> would be worth trying to use Skype for our telecon?
>> My only experience suggests (but does not prove) that if everyone is
>> using wired headsets as opposed to their computer's built-in
>> microphone, Skype is likely to be a very viable option.
>> I don't know how well earpieces (e.g., bluetooth "headsets" that fit
>> over your ear) will do, but I suspect they are better than built-in,
>> but not as good as true headsets for avoiding excess ambient noise.
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