Saturday morning so far has been helping wife with Zoom (not that I'm better at those things than she is), and she too is just assisting by Zoom-hosting an online "day of mindfulness" of the Thich Nhat Hanh sangha
, which a couple of other people are leading. The mission was to share a screen in which an audio clip would be shared together with having the lyrics appear on the screen. Of course, when the session actually started, nothing happened quite so easily as in the couple of practice sessions we did. She had to search frantically in Nautilus for the audio file, remember to un-mute her microphone, then look for the PDF with the lyrics.
Somebody else is supposed to divide them into breakout rooms and she planned to do that by making him a co-host. Zoom claims that a co-host can arrange the breakout rooms, but the button doesn't appear on his screen, meaning that he will need to be the host. Etc.
At least Zoom, to its credit, has a Linux version, though, in a previous session, I think we discovered that the Linux version was a bit behind the version for MS Windows and Mac, and thus lacking a couple of features. (It may have caught up by now.)
might be a simpler option that we all could be using, but it would mean that just when people are getting used to Zoom, we will ask them to try something new; and I'm wondering whether it has all the features needed. Breakout rooms
, for example, seems to be still a beta feature, and not in Disroot's version. But I'm more worried about the smoothness of the streaming; I won't know until I can properly experiment with it.