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30 views

“Always-on” video chat?

I would like to set up an "always-on" video chat between two locations displayed on a TV. The hosts that will do the work will be running Linux. Skype is too low quality and runs poorly on Linux. ...
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53 views

How to disable widescreen video in Skype?

Since the latest (forced) update, Skype insists on displaying my video in widescreen (16:9) format. The problem with this is that it has a lower vertical resolution: in the old 4:3 mode, the video ...
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0answers
68 views

Truly terrible streaming video (Netflix/Skype) quality over fast wi-fi

I have Verizon FIOS with a 50/25 plan. Speedtest.net reports 21/28 over my 802.11n wi-fi connection. I can reliably pull over 4MB/s when downloading Ubuntu. But watching Netflix on my wi-fi enabled ...
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1answer
215 views

Windows 8.1 a lot of programs stopped responding

I am using windows 8.1, and I cant play any video's? I have tried opening the video with: Windows media player, standard windows video app(in windows 8), and VLC player. Also, when I am starting amd ...
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260 views

Skype video turns off

I've been having a problem with Skype on a Mac System running 10.8. Whenever I start a video call with a contact, my video feed turns itself off after various amounts of time. The option to turn the ...
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3answers
3k views

How to pass stream to Skype?

Is it possible to pass arbitrary video stream to or from Skype? For example, can VLC Player simulate video source or sink? Specifically, I would like to show my daughter some augmented reality ...
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1answer
477 views

Sound not working after a few minutes

I've been having this error recently and I thought it was due to Skype since when I had Skype open I couldn't hear sound. After the call I had to reboot to get sound. Then I was just watching a ...
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0answers
75 views

How can I get the video for a video message I sent on Skype?

I'm using Skype 6.3 on OSX 10.6. Is there any way I can get to the video file of a video message that I sent?
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1answer
49 views

Other contacts has shattered video feed on skype

When I speak to my contacts on Skype the video feed I get from them is shattered into parts... I am using Windows 7, and the latest Skype (I believe 6.3). This started after an update on Skype. I ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I count the duration of my Skype video calls?

So I'm curious how much time I spent on Skype video chatting so far. I can't go through my history and check that because I unfortunately need to delete history since some people are too nosy. So ...
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3answers
6k views

Synchronized video playback over the network

I would like to play the same video on two different computers, and synchronize them approximately over the internet. I'd like to watch videos together with my friend while talking on Skype. It'd be ...
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2answers
4k views

How to use my Nikon DSLR with Skype on a Mac

I would like to use my Nikon D7000 on a Mac for Skype video calling. Is there a way to do this? There is a way, if I was using a Canon, but I'm not. And no need to tell me that there are webcams for ...
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2answers
481 views

Cross platform group video?

I'm looking for a free Skype alternative that supports group video calls and is cross platform (Windows, OSX, Linux). Any ideas?
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0answers
296 views

Skype - larger video screen?

I was wondering when using skype, is there a way when you are video chatting with someone to make your video screen larger? The person I'm talking to has a much larger screen.
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853 views

Skype: video working but no sound

I have Windows Vista and am using Skype (3.8) as is my contact. We have video but no sound (same for both sides). Any ideas? I see "Skype cannot hear you talking - do you have mute?"
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1answer
8k views

How to get the video not-mirrored when Skype video chat?

I work with my team using Skype and view their whiteboard but all text are mirrored. How can I get it fixed?
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1answer
1k views

Reducing the quality of incoming video in Skype?

Is it possible to reduce the quality of incoming video when making a video call in Skype? I want to be able to see the person I'm speaking with less clearly. The reason I want it is because the other ...
2
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0answers
468 views

Is it possible to get Skype to show video side-by-side instead of picture-in-picture?

I want to do some live broadcasting of video calls and I'd like to have the two video boxes from a Skype call be side by side instead of picture in picture. Is this possible on either Mac or PC?
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3answers
213 views

Good Video chatting application

Skype eats too much CPU while video chatting (about 100%). I am not sure it's due to the camera driver or Skype. What is a light resource drain video chatting application, please? OS: Windows XP SP3. ...
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6answers
19k views

Secure video chat program as an alternative to Skype [closed]

I'm looking for something similar to skype but basically just for me to video chat with my girlfriend. Skype has been kind of buggy lately with its recent iterations and doesn't seem to be progressing ...
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1answer
483 views

Sending screen feed as camera output?

Basically I'm looking for a way to send my screen feed over a video chat rather than the webcam feed itself. For Example: During a Skype Video Call, I would be showing the other party a realtime ...
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3answers
1k views

Looking for an easier Skype video chat alternative [closed]

Is there any software 'easier to use' than Skype - ie to get a video conversation going you have to turn on the computer, make sure the speakers are turned on, make sure the web cam is connected, make ...