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 person is... Hard to look at.

  • No offence but... WHY? XD – BloodPhilia Sep 19 '10 at 22:38
  • I'm with BloodPhilia here. Do you want the other user to be somewhat obscured for security reasons? Is it a bandwidth limitation? – MBraedley Sep 19 '10 at 22:45
  • You need to specify your operating system, but you might search (this site, the general web) for keyword "Bandwidth Throttle". – user31752 Sep 20 '10 at 1:24
  • You know you can use Skype for voice-only calls, too... (If necessary, pretend your computer has issues with showing the video.) – Martha Sep 23 '10 at 14:09

With Skype you get what the other side sends.

You will need to ask the other person to lower their video quality, maybe using bandwidth as the excuse.

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