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BY MCA-1331710MCA -4th Sem
Amit FulayWorks atGoogleAttendedUniversity of California, BerkeleyLives inSeattle, WA
CONTENTS2/17/2013MCA-408 2Introduction .Get ready to hangout.System requirements .Start , join and invite.Features and apps.Safety and security.Hangouts on air.Specs and Limitations .Conclusion.Refferences.
definition2/17/2013MCA-408 3Hangouts is a freevideo chatservice from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time.Users can share documents, scratchpads, images and YouTubevideos with other users. Offers a "Hangouts on Air" feature .
Getting started with Hangouts
2/17/2013MCA-408 4Check for supported browser and operating system, and that your processor and bandwidth are sufficient. Latest version of the plugin.Drivers for webcam.Connect your head set to your device! Install video chat plug-in
System requirements for Hangouts
2/17/2013MCA-408 5Supported Browsers: Google Chrome 10+ Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 8+ Mozilla Firefox 3+ Safari 4+Supported Operating systems : Mac OS X 10.5+ Windows 7 Windows Vista with SP1 or later Windows XP ChromeProcessor Min. Requirements: Any 2 Ghz dual core provessor.
Continue..2/17/2013MCA-408 6Bandwidth : 1 mbps/1 mbps (up/down) or 1 mbps/2 mbps (up/down)
Minimum bandwidth required: Outbound from the participant: 256 kbps Inbound to the participant: 512 kbps.
Ideal bandwidth for the best experience: Outbound : 1 mbps Inbound : 2.5 mbpsGroup hangouts : Outbound : 900kbps Inbound : 3mbps
GETTING START WITH HANGOUTS2/17/2013MCA-408 7Start a hangout:
Go toplus.google.com/hangouts,click Start a HangoutClick the Hangouts.Can also start a Hangout and send and receive Hangout invitesYour friends may also send you the URL to a hangout .
START A HANGOUT..JOINOR INVITE2/17/2013MCA-408 8
SETTINGS2/17/2013MCA-408 9Verifying your settings :Click theOptionsbutton at the bottom of your chat list. In Google+ click the arrow next toChatand selectSettings.SelectChat settings...from the menu. ClickVerify your settings.
bandwidth setting : WHEN?
2/17/2013MCA-408 10Video quality isnt clear or freezes at times.Sound pauses or breaks up.Your internet connection is slow .Want to conserve laptops battery.Your computer seems to run slowly while youre in a Hangout, or gets very hot with a noisy fan.
How to use the bandwidth setting
2/17/2013MCA-408 11Highest to lowest bandwidth :Auto-detect connection speed :Default mode. Use all available bandwidth. Bandwidth can be in excess of 1000 Kbps in each direction.Low speed connection : Bandwidth approx. 500 Kbps in each direction.Ultra low bandwidth : upstream bandwidth reduced by employing a visual effect. Bandwidth approx. 150 Kbps up & 500 Kbps down.Audio only : focus on best possible audio experience. Bandwidth approx. 35 Kbps in each direction.
FEATURES AND APPS:
2/17/2013MCA-408 12The Google+ Hangouts API allows : develop collaborative apps .Apps ability : Control aspects of user interface, Synchronize data b/w hangout participants. Respond to various events in the hangout.Apps in Google+ Hangouts : not supported on tablets & mobile devices.Chat face to face .Host virtual meetings .Broadcast to the world .
ADD OR REMOVE AN APP2/17/2013MCA-408 13Click the+ AddAppstab.Browse through available apps by clicking on theFeaturedorRecenttabs. Select the app, clickAdd to this hangout.
Share your screen
To share:Click Screenshare.choose the window you want to present.ClickShare Selected Window.
SAFETY AND SECURITY:
2/17/2013MCA-408 15Each hangout : specific URL which can be shared as a link to invite others.Block for single hangout or permanently.
Permanent blocking :
The person wont be able to join future Hangouts with you.During the remainder hangout you wont see or hear each other.Everyone will see that youve blocked the person, including the person youve blocked.
To block someone:
2/17/2013MCA-408 16Hover over their video feed or image .Option : mute or block the person .Click the block icon .Select the checkbox .Confirm block the person .Minors are currently unable to use Hangouts on Air.
Report abuse in Public Hangouts :
2/17/2013MCA-408 17To report abuse:
Hover over the person's video thumbnail.Click the ignore icon .In the window that appears, selectReport Abuse.
HANGOUTS ON AIR:
2/17/2013MCA-408 18Terms of service : YouTube usesContent IDto detect whether or not a Hangout On Air is broadcasting copyrighted content. If your content has been flagged for copyright infringement please visit theYouTube Help Center.
Broadcast a hangout:Edit and share the recorded hangout:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3pmSWh2BQco
Start hangout on air2/17/2013MCA-408 19
LIVE STREAM WITH HANGOUT ON AIR2/17/2013MCA-408 20
Go live from your laptop
Save Instantly to YouTube
Share to the world
SPECS AND LIMITATION2/17/2013MCA-408 21
Maximum 10 participants.There's a 150 minute check-in to make sure you're still there.
Google Hangouts at a Glance
2/17/2013MCA-408 22Bottom-line: Looks great and is both fun and easy to use. Can choose peoples . Start video conferencein seconds.Pros: Browser-based. Incredibly intuitive. Voice & video quality : great. YouTubeintegration.Cons: Need for an invitation to Google+. Inappropriate user : reported , not kicked out . Need to update plugins & restart browser.Price:Free .