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10 Webinar Platforms for Remote Web-Based and Online Applications

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Introduction

There is an increasing need for conducting meetings and presentations to perform various purposes. This is now highly in demand when there is not enough time for travel to accomplish the meeting task or in the events of lockdowns and general strikes. Exchange of information in the form of live webinars is now possible by various web applications and mobile apps.

Online business meeting

Online business meeting

Useful Application Softwares

Here are some of the useful ones which are available on android, IOS/Mac. PC, Laptop, etc., simplifying the process:

1. OBS Studio

OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a very useful and highly rated platform. It is tough to use since you need a very nice graphic designing skill to make your webinar look attractive. But if you don’t want it to be attractive but just want it for others’ learning then this is what you wanted, all you need is a webcam and desktop screen sharing widget and other if you want. But due to its heaviness, it consumes a lot of you CPU making it hotter and hotter. It may close in between you webinars if you have a low-speed internet.

2. Streamlabs OBS

Streamlabs OBS is easy to use once you know the basics. It is the same as OBS Studio but, it has an option of downloading themes and applying it which makes it easy for your webinar to look attractive. But if you have a low-speed internet then it may consume a lot of your net and your webinar may be too laggy. If you have low-end CPU it may shut down your pc in between your webinar, but your online stream will be as it is and it will appear ‘Host has gone offline, wait for him to come back’.

A good work station can help you go live even better

A good work station can help you go live even better

3. Jitsi

Jitsi is an online platform of a meeting which does not require installation and is available online. It does not consume a lot of your CPU and is fast. It provides streaming in YouTube and in their website. Streaming in Jisti is a very simple process and you can learn it in an hour or two. But it has some bugs which make the stream quality a little bad.

4. Zoom

Zoom is an online platform which is very useful and it is having a lot of features like virtual background, screen share, etc. But it has a lot of bugs which may affect other applications in your devices. Since it is available online and as an application, it is considered online better that of downloading.

5. YouTube Live Control Room

YouTube live control room is one of the fastest webinar platforms ever. But, it does not allow the screen share so it is only good for live speeches but since we cannot conduct a proper webinar with presentations it becomes an incomplete platform.

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6. Google Hangout

Google hangout is a very useful platform which allows many participants to join and speak with their host and other participants. We can share our screen allowing others to see our screen and hear our voice. But it doesn’t have an allowance to Chromecast which is one of the worst cons of this platform. It takes the major part of your bandwidth and it may not help you share things from the web if you have low bandwidth.

7. Skype

Skype is well-working software which is very useful for teaching online, taking live session for employment, etc. But when it comes to speed Skype is fast but only when you have a very fast network. Skype can be a good platform only if you have a high-speed network which allows Skype to go fast. In desktop systems, it slows down the computer and hence multitasking is risky.

8. Demio

Demio is an online platform of live streaming which is having lots of attractive options like polls, quizzes, file downloads, etc. It is very good for users who don’t like complications and like easy stuff. But, it requires high bandwidth for streaming and makes the viewer feel disappointed and they may leave the webinar. So network speed is a must for Demio users.

9. Webinarjam

It is the same as Demio for viewers but inside it is tougher than Demio. It has a trial for $1 a month. Since the bandwidth is highly sucked it is a problem for both viewers and users. Webinarjam has a lot of attraction but due to too much of attraction, the network speed may be having problems.

10. Facebook Live

Facebook live is very simple. Whoever use Facebook have to just press ‘go live’ and you will be visible to your followers. It consumes fewer internet capacity compared to many platforms. But, we cannot share our screen and we cannot place our phones horizontally.

Webinars can be very useful for budding enterprises

Webinars can be very useful for budding enterprises

Recording and Sharing

Recording and sharing are available in all the platforms above but, OBS Studio, Streamlabs OBS, Zoom, Skype, Facebook live, Hangout, Youtube live control room is free and Webinarjam, Jitsi and Demio it is either premium or pays per recordings.

Conclusion

Revolutionizing changes keep on happening in the fields of computer software. This would be the best one in terms of time and resources availability is a matter of challenge. There is always competition and development with additions and ease of operations. However, in the futuristic world, technology utilization effectively is increasing productivity beyond doubt. Business meetings online classes marketing presentations and such other interaction which need personalised communication which requires contents are now being handled by entrepreneurs using online platforms. It saves the time needed for travel expenditure on transportation and printing of material, etc. Instead of spending days together these simple tools using the internet are becoming more popular and thus will transform this mode of communication completely on the digital platform shortly

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jnanesh Sharma H

Comments

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on May 24, 2020:

Thank you, Ms Sneha, yes this is the right time for us to use these platforms for others and our wellness.

Sneha Bhat from India on May 23, 2020:

Wow timely article... Thanks for sharing this article and after reading your article got to know few more webinar platforms...

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 22, 2020:

Thank you for commenting on my article. I am happy you got to know about something because ogf my article.

Ramya H on April 22, 2020:

That was indeed a very informative and detailed one. I wasn't aware of few of these at all. Keep collecting and sharing information. Keep writing more.

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 21, 2020:

Thank you all for your support I am glad you liked my article, Ms Prantika Samanta

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 19, 2020:

Thank you, Mr Shreekrishna for your appreciative comment. It took me quite some time to collect this information.

Shreekrishna Sharma Halemane on April 19, 2020:

Very good informations

Prantika Samanta from Kolkata, India on April 19, 2020:

Thank you for providing us the list of webinar platforms. It is a relevant article as many people are currently working from home and they may need these platforms for connecting with clients or among themselves.

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 18, 2020:

Thank you all for your valuable comments. I am glad that this helped a lot of people. There are many platforms but which I have mentioned above are more useful

Shri on April 18, 2020:

Very informative.. good one!!!

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on April 18, 2020:

Very useful article especially considering the present scenario .... was not aware of many of the platforms ... layman friendly with listing of pros and cons ... Thanks for this timely article.

Dr C K Nampoothiri , cpcr8, kayamkulam on April 18, 2020:

Excellant , very useful & informative for the time, espcially for such lock down period. Thank you very much.

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 18, 2020:

Thank you, Akash for commenting on my article. I am glad it has been useful to you

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 18, 2020:

I am happy that you liked my article and I am glad it was useful also. Thank you Mr Nawshad

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 18, 2020:

Thank you, for commenting on my article Ms Asha

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 18, 2020:

Thank you, Mr Muralikrishna for your wonderful comment, I am happy that you liked my articles. No, they are not according to preference of users but the preference of mine

Akash L on April 17, 2020:

It's a very nice article

Nawshad K I on April 17, 2020:

Very informative article especially in lockdown time.

Asha on April 17, 2020:

Very good one. Can we do cooking class by these softwares?

Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on April 17, 2020:

Very good article indeed and it is of use to many who are at present facing a lot of issues to move around. Even otherwise, waiting at railway stations, travelling in roadblocks, waiting at the airport, waiting for the appointment of people were all the real-world problems earlier. It is very nice to know from the article regarding open source software such as Jitsi Meet. I was knowing the names of the platforms and used some of them. But I was not aware of many things mentioned in your article. Keep writing useful articles like this, Mr Jnanesh. I would like to know one thing, whether the list is according to the order of preference?

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 17, 2020:

Thank you, Cindrella, I am happy that you liked my article.

Cindrella M Dsouza on April 17, 2020:

A very article

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 17, 2020:

Thank you, Mr Nikhil, I did a small experiment by choosing all the 10 platforms and trying to understand what they are, what they have, etc. Zoom is a good platform till your meeting ends but due to a lot of bugs you may need to shut down you pc or mobile completely and then restart once you finished the meeting, I am saying this after experimenting. Even my computer had hanged for some time. Thank you again for asking such a valuable question

Nikhil Sharma from India on April 17, 2020:

Wow, those are some amazing webinar platforms you've shared. I found your article to really useful Jnanesh.

I'm using Zoom meetings app to attend daily webinar but due to many security questions arising, I don't know whether I should continue using it or not.

Thank you for writing such a wonderful article.

Jnanesh Sharma H (author) from South India on April 17, 2020:

Thank you Jnathri for your confidential words you have boosted me from 0-100 thank you again.

Jnathri on April 17, 2020:

Very nice article

It is also very informative

Keep it up