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#1 2020-05-21 20:17:38

hilaryaq
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Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

You guys up for it!?

Maybe going through some of the features of Txp 8? Themes also maybe!!

> Edit: the meeting is set for June 6, at 4pm London time on meet.jit.si/textpattern

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#2 2020-05-21 20:52:38

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

I’m in.

Can we use one of the collaborative video providers who are all clambering over themselves to be the one true video conferencing system while everyone’s at home? I know that the likes of Google and Zoom et al have dubious privacy practices, but since we used Google YouTube last time, a Google Hangout/Meet (or whatever they name them this week) isn’t much more of a stretch is it?

Plus we could all talk at once or, y’know, pass the virtual mic around :)


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#3 2020-05-21 22:28:54

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

We could do! Zoom is handy in the sense that a lot of people are using it, if someone had a G-suite account though apparently you can stream the Google hangout/meet to a larger group which could be cool too!


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#4 2020-05-21 22:41:22

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

I’ve not used any of them myself, though my wife is fast becoming an afficionado in all of them, as her uni cohort / tutors / educators all seem to use different systems. This week alone, she’s had one Zoom, two Google Meets, a Skype for Business call and a Microsoft Teams chat!

My reservation with Zoom (besides them willfully disregarding privacy) is that their app is seriously flaky. My son’s music lessons are being conducted over Zoom. One week the iPad refused to stream video. Tutor could hear us, but no amount of hacking the settings worked. Switching to my wife’s iPhone – running exactly the same app – worked.

The next week, we tried the lesson in the office from the main PC. Wife had a Zoom call that used the PC soundcard and the webcam mic. Worked fine. An hour later, boy had his music lesson on the same PC. Tutor could see us, we could hear and see her, but she couldn’t hear us. No amount of flicking system sound settings or routing audio to and from Zoom worked. As the lesson time was eroding, we gave up with the PC, frantically grabbed the iPhone and logged onto the same meeting ID; nope, wouldn’t connect. Grabbed the iPad, this time it worked fine. Go figure.

It’s stupid stuff like that – software that make me look like an idiot who can’t configure my own system – which make me lose faith in any company’s solution.

So I’d be a -1 on Zoom unless they get their act together!

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#5 2020-05-21 23:11:16

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

I know what you mean! Meets works and I think they opened it up for groups too I’ll give it a Google tomorrow and make sure ☺️


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#6 2020-05-22 18:00:28

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

Anyone else up for a Google Meet chat!? :)


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#7 2020-05-23 04:27:06

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

hilaryaq wrote #323177:

Anyone else up for a Google Meet chat!? :)

I’d love too but it depends on the time.


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#8 2020-05-23 12:45:40

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

What time would suit you Yiannis!?


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#9 2020-05-23 12:57:20

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

As I am normally flat out working, during my break time between 4:30-6:00pm GMT is normally good for me. But we are a community so we have to find a common time. I share Stef’s thoughts re zoom. Why don’t we meet at meet.jit.si/textpattern. No extra software is required but it admittedly works better on Chrome browsers. Using another address, I had meetings with another 8 people and it was stable enough.


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#10 2020-05-23 14:58:12

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Re: Time for another YouTube live meet up/Txp chat?

I think 6pm would be good! Stef that suit you? For some evening maybe end of next week..

6 might suit American time too if they would be around lunch time for anyone in that time zone. That link would be very handy Yiannis thanks!


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