You folks helped me out with this question
and now my group is happily having weekly online Pathfinder sessions.
So far we have been using Skype for group video chat. One player paid for some level of skype subscription to enable it. When it works, it works great. Last night however, it did not.
We constantly had issues with players dropping, and one player could not get connected at all and he had to miss the session. So I'm asking:
Is there a better piece of software to use for group video chat?
- works on Windows and OSX. There are 5 households connecting, two from a mac, three from windows machines (7 and XP). These homes span three provinces.
- Can do group video via the built in or external web cams we're all using.
- can be free or paid, preferably not super expensive but I'd like to hear all options.
- We do not mind hosting a server or otherwise having to tinker to get the software working.
Alternate answers for bonus points: Is there a way to improve Skype or attempt to diagnose what was going wrong? We have fairly tech savvy folks in the group and are willing to kludge a solution together.
Also, I searched and found some similar requests for web cam software and such, but nothing recent enough to be relevant.