Apache OpenMeetings

3.0.6 The Apache License 2.0    
3.1/5 32
An Open Source, customizable and multi-language video conferencing and collaboration system

editor's review





Apache OpenMeetings is an open source, multilingual, multiplatform, completely free and highly customizable graphical software implemented in Java and created from the ground up to act as a web-based audio and video conferencing and collaboration system. It is distributed as part of the Apache Software Foundation project.

Includes a multi-whiteboard system

Key features include video and audio conferencing, screen sharing, meeting recording, file explorer, moderating system, chat system, multi-whiteboard system, user management, room management, private message center, meeting planning with integrated calendar, votes, polls, and backup.

Four options are provided on using the A/V system of OpenMeetings, audio + video, video only, audio only, and picture only. Of course, you will also be able to change the quality of both audio and video streams, as well as to choose between various video resolutions (16:9, 4:3 or 3:2).

Screen sharing and meeting recording

Another interesting feature is the ability to record meetings and share your screen. During these sessions, both users will be able to select the screen area that they want to share, select a quality for screen sharing, as well as to view and organize the recording, which can be saved in the AVI or FLV file formats.

You will use the built-in file explorer utility to organize recording using drag and drop functionality. The file explorer is available by default in all conference rooms, allowing users to manage uploaded files, as well as to create a document tree with folders.

Runs on any OS where Java is supported

Being written in Java, Apache OpenMeetings is a platform-independent application that run on any operating system where Java is supported, including all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as BSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X OSes.

At the moment, the software is distributed as a pre-built binary file and a source package, supporting all Linux kernel-based operating systems. Both 64 and 32-bit computer platforms are supported at this time.

Apache OpenMeetings was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 23rd, 2015
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