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TELive: Getting Vocal About Vokle

After a lot of niggling problems with Spreecast, TELive is looking for a new home.

Spreecast has proved rather temperamental during our time with it, with people complaining of not being able to join events, the chat function not always allowing people to post comments and the live stream regularly crashing on certain browsers.

The lag experienced by different users has been such that sometimes when questions have been asked, one person has posted the answer before another person has even got to hear the question being asked.

So yesterday we tried a service called Vokle and it certainly seemed easy to use and operate, a lesson that Google might want to take on board with their fiendishly complicated Hangouts.

With Jon and on air at the same time it worked excellently, then when Matt and Russell joined in it still worked very well. I particularly liked the feature where people can quickly jump on camera live to ask a question and the fact that Facebook and Twitter can be used to sign into the service.

TELive on Vokle for first time - four live on air

Now we need to see if we can embed the code for the live shows onto a webpage or splash page so that we can advertise them and let people know when we are live.

Obviously it is early days but Vokle seems to be a serious contender for the new home of TELive. The video quality was also very good and while we tried to see how many people we could have on camera at the same time, it got a bit out of control when we opened it up to 12 people.

While Jon said everything worked fine for him I was lost with the multiple audio streams as several people tried to speak at the same time. The service does not seem to come with a audio mixing panel to allow individual microphones to be muted and unmuted, but I think this would be totally necessary if there were many people on air at the same time.

TELive on Vokle for first time - six people live on air

TELive on Vokle for first time - 12 people attempt to get live on air

Anyway let’s give it a go. Come and try out TELive on Vokle next week with us and let us know what you think of the service.

7 responses to “TELive: Getting Vocal About Vokle”

  1. James Bain says:

    Could be a good thing.

  2. I don’t want to rain on anyones parade (and this is the negative Walter again, not hater. ahum) But I think services like this have to potential to become as unstable as Spreecast (and will show unwated tricks the more it grows).
    Why not leverage the power of Youtube and use a proven free system?

    • Jon Olson says:

      Would love to!

      It would be the best option…

      Unfortunately one needs a PHd in computer science to learn how to use it.

      It’s not very user friendly but I do agree, it is the most stable platform.

  3. So far Vokle has shown to be a real contender, I have used it for both Cuppa Time and the daily Fresh show.

    It has been around since 2009 and so far has good quality streaming.
    Yes I agree that the more people that start using Vokle as a platform for live steaming the more potential there is for it to become problematic as the resources become more stretched.

    Until that day, I think Vokle is the platform for me. It is missing a couple of features that Spreecast offered, but with all good use comes further development.

    We shall see.
    Hangouts is an option however I experienced lag of up to 30 seconds with my embedded hangout.

  4. Erin says:

    Looks like a good idea!

  5. Sig says:

    This can become very cool indeed.

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