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iTalk
25th July 2006, 09:30 PM
Skype 1.5 Beta with video support is out, you can download it from here ..
http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/videopreview.html

stefanlod
25th July 2006, 09:32 PM
So not Skype 2.whatever? Is this version identical to version 2.x on the PC?

The Architect.mac
25th July 2006, 09:34 PM
so awesome... finally...

thanners
25th July 2006, 09:57 PM
The original post link is for version 1.5.0.47. The link to the beta from http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/ is http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/15beta.html which allows you to download the version 1.5.0.48. (for those who like the bleeding edge ;))

The Architect.mac
25th July 2006, 10:13 PM
weird stuff going on 1.5.0.47 is labelled video preview and works with video, i installed 1.5.0.48 and all video disappeared. Think that they might be different betas or things are being updated quickly...

lavo
25th July 2006, 11:40 PM
Yep, two different betas - one with video and one without. I noticed the sound quality to the test call is a lot better.

Anyone online want to try a quick video test?

DJY
25th July 2006, 11:45 PM
No mention of video in the "What's new for Mac 1.5 BETA" either - which is the 1.5.0.48 version?

lavo
25th July 2006, 11:48 PM
They don't have the video in the other version, as that brings the new enhancements in 1.5 without the flakiness of having video.

stasik
26th July 2006, 12:57 AM
Just tried the video one and although the other party does not have a webcam, audio and video quality rocked according to his comments. Seems quite stable and not a memory hog for a preview as well.

speedway boy
26th July 2006, 07:27 AM
Yeah, I had a video chat with someone in London last night. Looked good at my end. Although audio was a bit dodgy. Cutting in and out. But maybe the bandwidth wasn't there on my broadband upstream.

omelette
26th July 2006, 12:07 PM
Just tried the Skype video-beta chatting with a PC user (Dell XP) and they received better video than we've managed to get with any other software (and it worked with an old USB webcam). :thumbup:

bjs1965
26th July 2006, 04:11 PM
Call me silly, but when using Skype Video does that affect your upload/download usage allowance with your ISP?

bljpoad
26th July 2006, 04:20 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bjs1965 &#064; Jul 26 2006, 04&#58;11 PM) 198551</div>

Call me silly, but when using Skype Video does that affect your upload/download usage allowance with your ISP?
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I would say so&#33; :) Not tried the video yet, but when I use it for voice calls my up/down speeds sit at 4KBps each, which works out at around 14Meg per hour both uploaded and downloaded (I think, feel free to correct me on my maths&#33;)

djjeffree
26th July 2006, 05:30 PM
I just tried the beta version with a friend in Indonesia. Although I dont have a camera yet, I could see them very clear and I also like the full screen mode&#33; This looks like it might solve the cross platform video conferencing problem between mac and pcs if there is a video support version for pcs. Anyone know if its avail yet?

The Architect.mac
26th July 2006, 05:34 PM
pc video version has been available for ages...

cheers

djjeffree
26th July 2006, 08:46 PM
Has anyone tried a video conference with a pc user?

mvjs
26th July 2006, 08:50 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(djjeffree &#064; Jul 26 2006, 08&#58;46 PM) 198611</div>

Has anyone tried a video conference with a pc user?
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Yes, Audio and Video quality was very acceptable

Aa
26th July 2006, 09:02 PM
Fullscreen doesent like my screen spanning.

Just a big grey screen. The controls still appear when i move my mouse though, like an iphoto slideshow...

The Architect.mac
26th July 2006, 09:04 PM
aa... but would it go fullscreen on the *primary* display, it did on mine

Aa
27th July 2006, 10:20 AM
havent tried, but i&#39;d say it would work, it has on my mates 867 12" pbook.

i&#39;ve been using it this morning again and noticed the fans coming onn quickly, so i checked Activity Monitor to see what the CPU load was. Wait for it... up to 80%&#33; (50%-80%) Holy shit, what a hog&#33;

Also it semi hung when a pc video chat sent me a message. Video still worked but the beachball of death appeared and sat there laughing at me until i restarted the app.

ah, the joys of ßeta software...