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Post  Tony on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:43 pm

I want to see how effective a video chat can be across many time zones... it would be set up so that the fewest folk possible would NOT have to be online at a silly time in the morning. The language will be English (sorry guys) time and Date TBA

I am looking to bring together someone from Australia or New Zealand, east and west coast USA, various members from across Europe... South Africa and the middle east... in fact from across the globe.

This would be a test.. if successful we could make it a regular thing.

http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/allfeatures/group-video-calls/

The test is Video and sound, you MUST have a fast connection, minimum 4MB broadband, a webcam, a well lit room... and patience.

My Skype name is: TonyTickle you must contact me first in Skype for this to happen... let me know if you are in!

I will post the outcome...success or failure here!

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Todd Ellis on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:28 am

I don't have a web cam but I wish you success in this adventure. BTW, I like your avatar; very hypnotizing @@@@@@@@@@@@ Very Happy

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Neil Jaeger on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:05 am

Tony, do you know if you need the Skype Premium package ($8.99 a month) to be included in this chat? Or can you take part with the "free" Skype? Hope this works, sounds like a great idea.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  landerloos on Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:56 am

I am in my friend.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:46 am

Neil Jaeger wrote:Tony, do you know if you need the Skype Premium package ($8.99 a month) to be included in this chat? Or can you take part with the "free" Skype? Hope this works, sounds like a great idea.

Neil

Skype seems to say only one person out of the nine needs to have the pay package. But, it does seem to say that the group is limited to NINE participants.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Tony on Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:05 pm

Billy M. Rhodes wrote:Skype seems to say only one person out of the nine needs to have the pay package. But, it does seem to say that the group is limited to NINE participants.

Hi Bill, thats correct...I will have the free/paid account and will sign everyone in once I have the group set up. If this works... as smoothly as we would like then we can do it on a regular basis.

lets make this work.. you MUST have a webcam AND a fast connection.

I was at an event last night where they did this and it was excellent. we can actually show trees and discuss LIVE... are you in?

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:21 pm

I am in. I sent you a Skype contact request.


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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  BONSAI_OUTLAW on Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:29 am

I too would love to get in on this. Friend request sent Tony.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  newzealandteatree on Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:03 am

Tony,
Count me in. I am in Perth Western Australia.
Cheers.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Tony on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:41 am

All the guys who have sent me a request I will contact you via Skype to set up the call at a time that will best suit us all. ... we are currently running at 6 people.

regards

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Guest on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:40 am

Would love to join in Tony but my download speed is about 3.3 and as for my upload..........

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Tony on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:51 pm

The schedule time is 10pm GMT... I will start the conversation and invite member to join in.

work out your local time: here

'SEE' you then!



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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Tony on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:54 pm

will baddeley wrote:Would love to join in Tony but my download speed is about 3.3 and as for my upload..........

Hi Will give it a go... MY speed is very fast so as the host THAT is important.. 3.3 should be OK...

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Tony on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:11 pm

We tried the group call tonight, CJ and Bill made it at 10.30 because i HAD the blue screen of death at 10.00 and had to reboot and reinstall Skype... we will do it again in the next few days.

Note: it was not as good as we hoped as the video froze many times. No

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:21 pm

Maybe not perfect but really interesting to see people face to face from so far apart. (Australia {Western yet} USA and UK.)

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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:47 am

tony wrote:
will baddeley wrote:Would love to join in Tony but my download speed is about 3.3 and as for my upload..........

Hi Will give it a go... MY speed is very fast so as the host THAT is important.. 3.3 should be OK...

All signed up. Rock on Tomy!

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  newzealandteatree on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:02 am

There were some problems but overall, I think this technology is very promising at present price. It was great to hear and see friends on other continents. I did video conferencing way back in the late 80's on very specialised equipments and dedicated lines in the office. Even then it was not entirely smooth. The more often we do it the better it becomes. The technology will definitely improve.

Cheers.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  my nellie on Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:46 am

Very good! Very good!
I would like to sign in (IT requirements are met) but since I have not a thing to contibute I would only be just hearing/learning...., so I believe that my "place" should be occupied by someone else that fits in the level of the other participants.
Keep on, dear friends!

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Storm on Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:25 am

Thats exactly what I was thinking about myself Alexandra..

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  my nellie on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:49 am

Weeee the begiiiiners, Storm!
Anyway, I will just take this chance to give you this http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t6045-bonsai-school just in case that you have not noticed it yet...
There is always material for us on IBC!

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:20 am

my nellie wrote:Very good! Very good!
I would like to sign in (IT requirements are met) but since I have not a thing to contibute I would only be just hearing/learning...., so I believe that my "place" should be occupied by someone else that fits in the level of the other participants.
Keep on, dear friends!

I don't think anyone has a place and the real benefit is to see each other face to face, regardless of our contributions/experience in Bonsai. I think it is great to meet people, I just returned from Israel/Jordan (no bonsai) but some interesting people both on our tour and in each country.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  newzealandteatree on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:39 pm

Billy, good to have u back. I share your sentiment that this Skype thingy is a good way to bring the world together.

Cheers n regards.

CJ
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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  kaspr00 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:38 pm

my nellie wrote:Weeee the begiiiiners, Storm!
Anyway, I will just take this chance to give you this http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t6045-bonsai-school just in case that you have not noticed it yet...
There is always material for us on IBC!

Woah! Thank you for reposting the link!!! Very helpful Smile I am also new to bonsai ( I'm 22 as well, Storm Very Happy ) I have a juniper and Chinese elm so far ( got them last week) I have been reading and reading and reading and drawing and drawing just studying my trees.

As of right now, my soul mission is to keep them small, and alive! Very Happy maybe next spring i will try my hand at some shaping Smile

Would rather learn from the trees as they are alive than do something wrong and not have them anymore!

-Clayton

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  Russell Coker on Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:21 pm

Clayton, where in Alabama are you? I think the only clubs are here in Mobile, and Birmingham.

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Re: Group Video Chat on Skype

Post  littleart-fx on Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:40 pm

Hi! All!

Really ofset of the toppic,...but the closest we can get to real time now...as in contact...
is a facebook like environment. For now foto's can be uploaded instead of film...
In near future that will be life footage as 3g and umts moves on.

this is al forum wise talking and jibberish,...

i dont want to meet....in future,...
i'd like to log in channels i'd choose...

magic man mr' tickle...i love the sabina...as i love sabina's from 1800 mtr's!...cheers
And yes keep up the good work,...save some bandwidth for me in futere please!

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