ooVoo

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 94 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.1.29
  • Total Downloads:
    694,426
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 30, 2010
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade avaialable
  • File Size:
    2.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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ooVoo is an iChat-like video conferencing and chat tool for Windows, loaded with useful, powerful tools that make it a viable alternative for small work groups using conference calls and screen-sharing applications.

A recording feature lets users tape video chats with other participants. Since the video and audio are being recorded to the hard drive, the only time limit is how much free space the computer's hard drive has. In testing, a nearly 15-minute, four-way video conversation only took up 95MB, which ooVoo can convert into a workable FLV file.

A conference calling tool gives host and participants a phone number to call. Other ooVoo users who call this conference line get plugged right into the audio that's a part of the video chat, and just like the video recordings, this audio gets archived too. Call-in lines support up to six people, meaning users can have up to a dozen participants--including those on the video side. Note that this service isn't free. An optional companion for ooVoo's video player can be used for screen sharing or file sharing, and fun facial overlay tool that applies digital masks either to users faces or to backgrounds. High-quality video streams are also supported.

Two qualms with the service are the audio quality, which sounded a little too compressed, and delays in the datastream of about a second or more. Besides being annoying, it can really force a heated debate to grind to a halt. Overall, ooVoo makes for a strong alternative to other VoIP and conferencing software.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Phony phone service"

January 20, 2011  |  By bmallek540

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

Nothing I can see

Cons

When you "join" it says you get free usage for 30 days including "premium services" NO SO! If they try to trick you like that I wouldn't trust them

Summary

As bad as Skype may be in billing, I still haven't found anything better. I wish there were

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5 stars

"The possibility of chat makes ooVoo better than Skype"

January 17, 2011  |  By zsmi

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

The option of chat makes ooVoo better than Skype

Cons

Too many commercials

Summary

I use ooVoo more than Skype

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4 stars

"so much better than scape"

January 14, 2011  |  By shirleystylescarr

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

i like it because it is quicker to log into

Cons

there is nothing i dont like about this product

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5 stars

"ooVoo makes Skype history"

January 12, 2011  |  By someoneudontreallyknow

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

6-way video chat
HD video chat
Everything else

Cons

Nothing so far...

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4 stars

"one of the better VOIP programs"

January 07, 2011  |  By moatney

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

work well at what it is for

Cons

none that I can find

Summary

good voip program

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5 stars

"BETTER THAN SKYPE"

January 07, 2011  |  By yellin2

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

QUALITY PICTURES- EASE OF USE - GREAT FOR RECORDING MESSAGES SENT- SIMPLY USE IT ALL THE TIME WITH FAMILY

Cons

NOT WIDELY USED- IT NEEDS TO BE MARKETED ALL OVER THE WORLD

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3 stars

"ok but limited pictures"

January 06, 2011  |  By joe3434

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

video chat easy install and free

Cons

only limited to pictures unless you pay for pro version

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4 stars

"Have used the ooVoo for two years and it is great!"

January 05, 2011  |  By lsugay

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

I use ooVoo to talk to my brothers mainly and it it a great way to keep in touch.

Cons

I have no complaints.

Summary

Quality of video and audio is very good and it is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family.

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3 stars

"have not tried it yet"

January 04, 2011  |  By BUCKPERSON

 |  Version: ooVoo 3.0.1.29

Pros

have not tried it yet

Cons

have not tried it yet

Summary

have not tried it yet

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ooVoo
Publisher web site http://www.oovoo.com
Release Date December 30, 2010
Date Added December 30, 2010
Version 3.0.1.29
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Webcam and Headset.
Download Information
File Size 2.4MB
File Name ooVooSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 694,426
Downloads Last Week 12
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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