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Windows 7: Videoconference- Software to Dial an IP address on Windows 7?

14 Aug 2010   #1
Ubiqridiculous

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Videoconference- Software to Dial an IP address on Windows 7?

Is there a Windows 7 compatible software that will allow me to dial an IP address for a videoconference? I'm supposed to have a job interview that will be conducted via my dialing in to the IP of a Polycom unit, but programs like Skype, etc. do not allow one to dial an IP address. I know Netmeeting used to do this, but that is not an option for 7.

Is there anything out there that can do this, particularly of the free variety (I'm currently unemployed and don't foresee the need to do this again)? Please advise, and thanks in advance.


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14 Aug 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ubiqridiculous View Post
Is there a Windows 7 compatible software that will allow me to dial an IP address for a videoconference? I'm supposed to have a job interview that will be conducted via my dialing in to the IP of a Polycom unit, but programs like Skype, etc. do not allow one to dial an IP address. I know Netmeeting used to do this, but that is not an option for 7.

Is there anything out there that can do this, particularly of the free variety (I'm currently unemployed and don't foresee the need to do this again)? Please advise, and thanks in advance.


Netmeeting will work but MS suggest other things. See wikipedia

As of Windows Vista, NetMeeting is no longer included with Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft recommends using newer applications such as Windows Meeting Space, Remote Desktop Connection, Remote Assistance, Windows Live Messenger and Microsoft Office Live Meeting in place of NetMeeting. Windows Meeting Space works only over peer-to-peer IPv6 local networks, not the internet, only has collaboration features and lacks NetMeeting's conferencing features, however Windows Live Messenger allows 1-to-1 audio-video conferencing. Live Meeting is a paid subscription/service-based offering that [1] includes multi-party conferencing features. For internet collaboration and screen sharing, Microsoft has also released SharedView as a separate download.
However, NetMeeting can still be installed and run on Windows Vista. A hotfix for Vista was published by Microsoft on March 22, 2007 [2]. Users can obtain this hotfix by contacting Microsoft Support. The hotfix contains an installer package to install NetMeeting 3.02 on Windows Vista Business, Enterprise or Ultimate editions. Version 3.02 is essentially a port of 3.01 to Windows Vista, however some features are not available in 3.02 such as remote desktop sharing invitations (incoming) and whiteboard area selection. [2] Microsoft has stated that the Vista compatible version is unsupported and is only meant as a transition tool to help support collaboration sessions when used with Windows XP-based computers.[2] NetMeeting 3.01 can also be installed under Windows Vista by setting the installer's compatibility level to NT4.[3]
The Windows Vista version of NetMeeting does not install and work properly natively on Windows 7. However, Windows XP Mode (a virtual XP computer running within Windows 7) can be used to regain all NetMeeting funtionality. Windows Meeting Space has also been removed in Windows 7. Microsoft SharedView requires internet connectivity, it does not work only over a local LAN.
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15 Aug 2010   #3
Ubiqridiculous

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. I'd actually seen that page, but Windows Live Messenger doesn't seem to have an IP dialing option, unless I am missing it. The other referenced programs seem to be Vista only.

Is there anything else? I downloaded the demo of Polycom's own software solution, but that limits calls to 5 minutes.
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29 Mar 2012   #4
baeggs

Dual boot, Windows 7 Professional 32bit and Ubuntu 10.10 32bit
 
 

Did you ever find a solution?

I need something similar
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