I was recently introduced to a tool that was developed by a friend of mine. The tool is called Croudcast, and it's an interesting way to hold video meetings or conferences over the internet. The idea is that you can attach your laptop or desktop computer to your Camera Monitor and then use it as a second screen for whatever program you're using at the time (like Skype).
To set up your camera, find the button on top of the monitor that says "camera" next to it. You'll see a little blue light come on when you push the button. Now just clip your camera in place and slide your mouse up to get it out!
It's a great way to stay connected while working remotely.
The idea is a great one. I believe this will provide a new way for photographers and videographers to communicate with people all over the world in an easy and efficient way.
It's also good business practice, allowing you to do work from home rather than paying rent out of pocket, which allows you more time to spend with your family or friends (or both).
The company he works at has them on everyones desk. They were developed so that they can take meetings from their desks. The camera attaches to the top of the monitor and I can clip it down so that when I slide the mouse up to the top, it'll be there and I can use it.
In fact, this is exactly how we're taking this video call right now!
Crowdcast is an online video conferencing service. With Crowdcast, you can do video calls with other people using your desktop or mobile device. It has a web interface that lets you use it from any device (desktop, tablet, or phone), and it also supports calling into meetings from your phone. The free version includes unlimited participants in the meeting room and audio/video calls within the same browser tab (or window). For more advanced features like voice activation and recording meetings as MP4 files, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid plan at $12/month or $99/year
While I'm not sure what the exact problem is, it sounds like you're hitting some sort of limit in terms of how many people can connect to your stream. It would be worth checking out their GitHub page to see if there's an issue with the Free plan. As far as I know, there's nothing stopping them from doing this, but for whatever reason there are certain limits in place:
100 concurrent viewers on a free account
1000 concurrent viewers on a paid plan
Crowdcast offers a free video conferencing External Camera Screen service that can be used for meetings, and it has a desktop app. It has a google hangouts-like interface that allows you to see other participants’ images and their names. You can also have private chats with them, as well as share your screen with them (if you want). Crowdcast also has team-based functionality in addition to one-on-one functionality.
So there you have it. I hope this article has helped to answer some of your questions about working with video conferencing software and has given you a few ideas on how to get started. If you do decide to give it a try, let me know how it goes!