TeamTalk 5 is a freeware conferencing system which allows multiple users to participate in audio and video conversations. Also it enables a group of people to collaborate and share any information. During a conference people can talk using their microphone, see other people using their webcams, share files, show desktop applications, play music, etc.
Unlike other popular conferencing applications TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server. This means you do not depend on a third party to host your conferences. In other words you’re in complete control of your community and can choose who can participate.
The install file includes both client and server application. Special client application included with accessibility features for visually impaired. This software has been developed since 2002.
How TeamTalk Conferencing System works:
To use the TeamTalk conferencing system users must either set up their own TeamTalk server or connect to one of the servers which are publicly available. Once connected users are presented with a set channels (sometimes referred to as rooms) which a user can enter and from there interact with the other users who are in the same channel.
Audio and Video Conversations
TeamTalk supports multiple video sessions so it’s possible to see video of every user in a channel. To see the users with video simply click the Video tab where all the active video sessions are lined up in a grid. Users who are transmitting video have a blue frame surrounding their user icon. By clicking the detach button in the top right corner it’s possible to see the selected user in a separate window.
Share Desktop Applications
The user can share any application running on your computer’s desktop with other users. This can be used for doing online presentations. To see the shared application in a separate window simply press the detach button in the top right corner.
By clicking the Files tab users can see which files can be downloaded in the channel they’re participating in. Each file is listed with a name, its size and who uploaded the file.
The TeamTalk client application contains a list of publicly available TeamTalk servers which you can connect to and use freely. Some might, however, prefer to run their own server and for this TeamTalk comes with its own standalone server available for both Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Running your own server allows you to configure exactly how you want your server to look and who should have access to it. The maximum number of users who can log on to a server is 1000.
Changes in TeamTalk 188.8.131.5295 Beta:
- An initial prototype of TeamTalk v5.6 for Windows is now available.
- So far the main feature of TeamTalk v5.6 has been to improve echo cancellation on Windows. This has caused quite a few changes in the choice of Sound System in Preferences.
- When TeamTalk v5.6 is configured to use the “Windows Audio Session” it now uses Windows’ built-in echo cancellor (AEC), automatic gain control (AGC) and denoiser. The built-in echo cancellor works significantly better than the previously available echo cancellor. One drawback is, however, that when AEC, AGC or denoising is enabled the audio input is automatically converted to 22050 Hz mono. This is a limitation in the Windows implementation of AEC, AGC and denoising.
- The Sound System-tab in Preferences no longer contains the duplex mode since it’s not required anymore. Also there is no longer a need for input and output device to support the same sample rate when using echo cancellation.
- The sound system “DirectSound” works the same as before, i.e. it doesn’t convert sound input to 22050 Hz mono when AEC, AGC or denoise is enabled.
Changes in TeamTalk 5.5.1:
- Fixed crash issue when opening the media streaming dialog menu
- Chinese and French translations have also been updated.
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Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
- Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) and later
- Linux, Debian, CentOS, Raspbian
- iOS 8.0 and later
- Android 5 and later (ARMv7A, ARM64, x86, x64)
The TeamTalk Conferencing System consists of both a client and server application. Most users will only need to install the client application unless they also intend to run their own TeamTalk 5 server.
Size: 18.3 MB