FTPPro Peer-to-Peer Text and Video Chat is a browser-based program that can translate your chat to 108 languages, and convert Text-to-Speech using male and female voices from 10 countries. You can also send files directly to another computer.
You do not have to download an app or install an extension to use this program.
A Peer-to-Peer Connection is created when two users navigate to https://www.ftppro.com/p2p with the same Connection ID. One user will use the query parameter named 'this', and the other user will use the query parameter named 'other'. For example, the following two URL's will create a Peer-to-Peer Connection:
Complete privacy: Your data does not hit any servers, so no one sees it other than you and the recipient. All transmissions use SSL, and WebRTC encrypts information using Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS).
These instructions will exemplify the FTPPro Peer-to-Peer features in about 5 minutes:
If the Translate checkbox is checked, the text you enter in the Send a Text textbox will be translated from the language selected in the From dropdown box,
to the language selected in the To dropdown box.
This website limits each user to a maximum number of translations each day, so instead of using this website to experiment with translations,
click here to experiment with translations at Google's website, where the same languages are demonstrated.
If the Text-to-Speech checkbox is checked, the text you enter in the Send a Text textbox will be played as audio on your computer, and on the recipient's computer. The text is spoken using the country and gender selected in the Voice dropdown box. When performing a translation, the spoken audio will sound more realistic if the Voice is selected to the same language that the text is translated to.
This website limits each user to a maximum number of Text-to-Speech conversions each day, so instead of sending messages to experiment with Voices,
click the [Play Sample] link to hear an audio sample of each selected Voice.
Peer-to-Peer file transfers are much faster than sending files via email attachments, because only one transmission needs to occur, as compared to three transmissions that are required when using email attachments (client1 to server1, server1 to server2, server2 to client2).
Instead of using Gmail to send large email attachments, you will save time using Peer-to-Peer file transfers. Gmail automatically uploads large email attachments to Google Drive, so you have to remember to remove files from Google Drive after the transfer is completed, in addition to removing the files from the Gmail accounts (and the Gmail trash).
After a Peer-to-Peer Connection has been created, either user can click the Connect with Webcam button to begin Video Chat.
Each user will be prompted to confirm that their camera and microphone will be used. The bottom of the screen will show the feed from your video camera.
To avoid audio feedback, it is recommended that you use headphones while doing video chat.