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Advice on Amazon Chime, Discord, and Skype
Needs advice
on
Zoom
and
Discord

I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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Rural Anemone
Head Devoloper/coder at Super Smash Eternal · | 2 upvotes · 99.7K views

Personally, I think that Discord works much better than anything else, even if you don't have Nitro (which is what they call their premium plan). You could seriously do this Jeopardy thing with just Discord (and maybe a bot to make it easier)

Zoom would only let you have a crappy meeting that hackers could easily join. Discord actually has DDoS protection, Zoom just has things that can easily be bypassed.

And if you do want Nitro, it's only $9/mo or $99/yr

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Needs advice
on
WebRTC
and
Amazon Chime

Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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Edwin Ifionu
Software Developer at Sproft Media Inc · | 3 upvotes · 25.5K views
Recommends
Amazon Chime

I would recommend Amazon Chime. If I were you, I would eventually look into working with WebRTC as it is very interesting and teaches you a lot. I dove deep into webRTC recently building a webinar broadcasting application (one-to-many) and I can say it is difficult to understand how things actually work and to get it stable. I mean you can vaguely read up on it and get some things to work by copying code on StackOverflow or using a library but that wouldn't teach you much.

In short, go with Chime because it is easy to get started especially if you have a time constraint. But look into webRTC in the future as it enables you to build your own "Chime". Hope this helped!

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Lisa Myers
Needs advice
on
Zoom
Webex
and
Skype

Hi, I am helping teachers in my kid's schools to set up distance learning and wanted to see what is better between Webex, Zoom, and Skype (although only putting this one in as most parents probably have it). The children are 8-9, so they won't be using it on their own and the parents have no experience using Webex or Zoom.

The main use will be for the teacher to explain what they will be covering in the week and enable some social interaction between the kids.

I need to be easy to use for about 20-25 people.

Thanks for your advice, Lisa

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Fábio Henrique Oliveira
Recommends
Webex

Hi, Lisa,

I haven't used Skype in a long time. I have I lot of experience with Zoom and Webex. Both for me are very good tools, especially if you have money to pay for (to unlock more features, like more people in a video conference - Zoom).

Nowadays, I've used more Webex with my undergraduate students, I'm using the free account. Cloud recording is a features very useful, especially while using the free account (thanks Cisco!). Webex has control features very useful (e.g., mute, raise hand etc).

Kind regards,

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John Perry
Account Executive at Towerstream · | 3 upvotes · 40K views
Recommends
Microsoft Teams

From my experiences I feel like Zoom is a pretty intuitive program to teach kids, however Skype might be more common amongst them already.

I am a big fan of Microsoft Teams.

They all do the same pretty much but Teams I find the bells and whistles are easier to find, like custom backgrounds... creating groups for topic discussions that remain there until you want to change/edit or delete. Easy to share files.

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Attila Fulop
Recommends
Zoom

We've been using Zoom for about a half a year and it's stability is unbeatable. We have all-hands on Fridays with 100+ participants. The free tier can easily handle the requirements, the only limitation is that max meeting length is 40 minutes. After that you can immediately restart the meeting, but the pro option is also very affordable. It also features screen sharing and whiteboard sharing out of the box. I also appreciate that it's not mandatory to register an account to attend a meeting.

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Decisions about Amazon Chime, Discord, and Skype
Chose
Discord
over
Zoom

as many people say that you can only hold 30 to 10 people in one discord call if you were to make a server and add a chat or a VC you can hold up to 99 which is more than zoom and you can also use the text chat, general chat or anything else that you add and the best part you can hold pretty much infinite people I have personally seen servers with up to 100k people in it. One of the better parts is that you don't necessarily have to download it you can search it up on google and make an account it's as easy as that. Another thing is due to the original purpose of the website/app is that it's very customizable meaning that your students can customize heir profile pictures and names, but not to worry in a discord server you can have it where only you can change their nicknames so let's say things get too confusing or you want to be able to see who they really are you can just change it to their name. One last thing I will say is that you can have customizable ranks and so on so if you desire to split people into teams you can do so and with that, you can customize what they can do like give people ranks or de-rank them. Like I mentioned earlier about VC's you can also screen share and do videos so you can see their screen or their face.

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Pros of Amazon Chime
Pros of Discord
Pros of Skype
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    • 57
      Unlimited Users
    • 54
      Unlimited Channels
    • 50
      Easy to use
    • 46
      Fast and easy set-ups and connections
    • 46
      Voice Chat
    • 42
      Clean UI
    • 40
      Mobile Friendly
    • 38
      Free
    • 30
      Android App
    • 26
      Customizable notifications on per channel basis
    • 26
      Mention system
    • 25
      Customizable ranks/permissions
    • 21
      Good code embedding
    • 21
      IOS app
    • 19
      Vast Webhook Support
    • 17
      Dark mode
    • 15
      Roles
    • 15
      Easy context switching between work and home
    • 13
      Great Communities
    • 13
      Great Customer Support
    • 13
      Bot control
    • 13
      Very Resource Friendly
    • 13
      Easy to develop for
    • 12
      Video call meeting
    • 12
      Video Call Conference
    • 12
      Robust
    • 11
      Able to hold 99 people in one call
    • 11
      Sharing screen layer
    • 10
      Easy Server Setup and joining system
    • 10
      Cool
    • 10
      Shares screen with other member
    • 10
      Great browser experience
    • 9
      Easy
    • 8
      Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
    • 8
      Easy to code bots for
    • 8
      Better than Zoom
    • 5
      Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
    • 5
      Noice
    • 4
      Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
    • 3
      Easily set up custom emoji
    • 258
      Free, widespread
    • 147
      Desktop and mobile apps
    • 110
      Because i have to :(
    • 57
      Low cost international calling
    • 56
      Good for international calls
    • 10
      Best call quality anywhere, generally
    • 5
      Beautiful emojis
    • 4
      Chat bots
    • 2
      Translator
    • 1
      User
    • 1
      Skype for business integration with Outlook
    • 1
      Not the Best, but get the job done

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    Cons of Amazon Chime
    Cons of Discord
    Cons of Skype
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      • 9
        For gamers
      • 9
        Not as many integrations as Slack
      • 4
        Limited file size
      • 4
        For everyone
      • 4
        Discord is great, what are you talking about?
      • 3
        Sends data to US Gov
      • 2
        Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
      • 1
        Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
      • 1
        What i mean by this is someone said u cant chat lol
      • 1
        Undescriptive in global ban reasons
      • 1
        Unsupportive Support
      • 0
        Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord
      • 5
        Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
      • 3
        Not always reliable
      • 3
        Outdated UI
      • 3
        Birthday notifications are annoying
      • 3
        The worst indicator noises of any app ever
      • 2
        Finding/adding people isn't easy

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      What is Amazon Chime?

      Amazon Chime is a communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust. Amazon Chime works seamlessly across your devices so that you can stay connected. You can use Amazon Chime for online meetings, video conferencing, calls, chat, and to share content, both inside and outside your organization.

      What is Discord?

      Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.

      What is Skype?

      Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon Chime, Discord, and Skype?
      Zoom
      Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
      Webex
      Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with Webex mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together.
      Slack
      Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
      GoToMeeting
      It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.
      Twilio
      Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
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