Virtual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Virtual Meeting or role-based conference is a video conferencing mode involving more than two users while some of them are acting as speakers and others as audience.

All conference participants can see and hear the speakers. The audience is not visible to anyone but any user can become a speaker.

The audience may use general and personal chats, status bar and audio replies for feedback.

Video Meeting Operation Scheme

Virtual Meeting is available in
vTrueConf Server 4.3.2
Over LAN / VPN / Internet
vTrueConf Online
In the cloud

Address Book
Feedback from all users

Any user can make an audio reply to all conference participants during the presentations made by speakers, send a message to the chat, view his opinion using special statuses or take the podium and act as a speaker to make a presentation. These features allow participants to simulate a real-life meeting.

SVC technology
Intelligent media traffic allocation

Participants using different types of endpoints (laptops, tablets) receive the best possible video quality depending on the screen resolution and performance of their devices.

Conference control
Convenient conference control

Flexible adjustment of a conference available for the host: conference scheduling, automatic access to the podium for users willing to make a presentation, managing the list of participants, podium handover etc.

Increased collaboration efficiency

The following tools are available during a virtual meeting:

  • Video content and applications capturing and streaming directly to the conference
  • Slide shows and presentations
  • Video conference recording
  • Instant messaging
The video layout control

Drag video windows and resize them during a video conference.

Video layout control

You can see each participant in a separate window.

UDP Multicast

Hundreds of users in a single conference

A unique video conferencing mode that supports up to 120 participants. And it's not even the limit - this figured is doubled when using UPD Multicast - 250 users in a conference whereas this significantly reduces the server loading.

Knowledge Base

What is the maximum number of participants in a virtual meeting?

TrueConf Online - 120 participants.
TrueConf Server - 250 (if using UDP Multicast).

The maximum number of simultaneous speakers is 4.

Any participant can become a speaker during a virtual meeting.

Can I invite SIP/H.323/RTSP subscribers?

Yes, if you are using TrueConf Server. You can invite PBX subscribers and users of third-party applications (SIP/H.323) to asymmetric video conferences as well as to connect to IP cameras (RTSP).

Can I join a video lecture through a browser (WebRTC)?

Yes, if you are using TrueConf Server. Please read instructions on how to join a video tutorial through a browser.

Can I schedule a virtual meeting in advance?

Certainly. Conferences can be scheduled by the administrator of TrueConf Server. Read here on how to do this.

The scheduling option is also available for TrueConf Online users in the plans Event and Corporate (unlimited number). Learn more.

How can the host of a role-based conference allow participants to take the podium automatically?

Go to the setting of the client application, select "Preferences" - "Conference" and check the box "Allow users to take podium automatically".

How many replies can a user make during a conference?

The number of replies is not limited. One reply lasts 3 seconds.


Role-based Video Conference with TrueConf for Windows
TrueConf Online client application for video conferencing over the Internet allows you to conduct all kinds of multi-point video conferencing, including role-based conferences. During virtual meeting, all participants can act as speakers, but the number of speakers is limited to 4 people maximum.

How to Organize a Role-Based Conference on TrueConf for OS X
TrueConf for OS X application is compatible with all of the company's solutions, so you can easily communicate with the users of mobile applications for the iPad and iPhone, TrueConf Online cloud service, as well as with TrueConf Server software server users even in Virtual Meeting mode. With the help of our recommendations you can easily organize a role-based conference.

Virtual Meeting in TrueConf Mobile Applications
TrueConf Mobile is a client application for those who want to stay connected all the time. No matter where you are: on a business trip, on vacation or on a business meeting, mobility is your main companion. Free role-based conferences on Android and iOS will allow you to quickly interact with colleagues from all over the globe.

What Modes Does Group Video Conferencing Have?
Find out more about all video conferencing modes. What's a video call? How to organize a multipoint conference in TrueConf client applications? What is Virtual Meeting mode and how it differs from a symmetric conference? Find out about these and many other topics in our section!

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