Skype for Mac 1.5 Beta and Skype for Mac with Video Preview are out!

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  1. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Skype released Skype for Mac 1.5 Beta today. Also released (separately) was a preview of Skype for Mac including Video.
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Downloading.. lets give it a whirl.. bugger Microsoft and their MSN, every other Appl. is catching up at quite a good pace.
     
  3. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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  4. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    i would think so, because you can have a four person conference call. none of my contacts are on, so i cant try it out, but i have it set so anytime i'm on a call it does video too. i would imagine if you are in a conference call the same would apply.
     
  5. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Its more OSXish now. Unified.

    Fits in a lot better than the previos Skype, I didn't like the UI on it at all.
     
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    New GUI looks nicer, I'm just waiting for the video to be released for us normal folks now.
     
  7. netdog macrumors 603

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    The video seems to work great, but man does it ever pound on the processors. Just run this on your MacBooks on a cold winter night and you'll be toasty.
     
  8. penter macrumors 6502a

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    finally, man! idk why all these instant messaging aplications never supported video. i always tried using my isight with ppl on iChat, but their stoopid Windoze machines never were able to accept it. i hope this works with ppl that have windoze.
    i wonder when msn messenger will be having video support as well.:confused:
     
  9. moot macrumors regular

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    Yippee.:) :) It is about time too.

    Now, who should I call. I know no-one with video:eek: :eek:

    And where is the SMS capability.:(
     
  10. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    it works great. the person i video chatted with didnt have a webcam, but he could see me perfectly, thank you built in isight! it worked flawlessly, very cool.
     
  11. superted666 Guest

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    i just spoke to a freind with video and audio both pretty impressive

    worked flawlessly!


    video is no ichat however its quicker and uses small amount of bandwidth!
     
  12. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular

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    I've been using Skype for Windows since version 1.1. As soon as first Skype beta came out that promised video, I jumped on it. And I've been upgrading to new betas and versions evern since. Bu even with version 2.5, Skype won't recognize my webcam (a 3Com HomeConnect) on any of four PCs (three at home, one at work). My four other IM clients (MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AIM 5.9, and NetMeeting) have no problem recognizing the webcam and delivering video. Maybe its my firewall settings; I wish I knew.
     
  13. tehdee macrumors member

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    where's the video preview? ive looked hi and lo on the skype page, and cant find it anywhere.
     
  14. moot macrumors regular

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    It is not easy to find. They hid it away so only those who know what they are doing can find it.

    This is the link

    It does say this in Post 1 in this thread though:p
     
  15. goormart macrumors newbie

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    I can't download it. The button doesn't seem to work. Has someone posted the dmg somewhere?
     
  16. sixstorm macrumors regular

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    It actually works between me and my girlfriend, especially since she has a Dell. I gotta go get her a new webcam . . .
     
  17. d wade macrumors 65816

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    can i use my .mac name or my aim name with skype?
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    How big is the video window?

    Everything I'd seen made it out to be very, very small. I suppose it doesn't matter if you're dealing with several people but one-on-one, it would be nice to have a decent size window for the video.
     
  19. yippy macrumors 68020

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    No. Skype is a standalone proprietary service, ie, Skype only works with Skype. I am not aware even of any 3rd party applications that let you log into Skype.
     
  20. j26 macrumors 65832

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    That won't change how she looks ;)
     
  21. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure you got to start a new account with Skype.
     
  22. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    the new video skype beta is just awesome. works flawlessly with those on windows and the video quality is just as good as ichat, if not better (imho). :)
     
  23. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    woohoo, finally... I'll d/l and test when I get home from work I think :)

    looking forward to reading more on here from people that haves tested/tried
     
  24. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    Hrmm, okay, after some testing, this works pretty damn well.

    my MBP heat's up pretty fast when running video though (very cpu intensive?)

    I phoned a mate with it last night (he uses XP on a laptop).. and we chat for a while, then i clicked my video icon,it came up a treat on his machine.

    he didnt have a camera. then he asks me... "i got one of those playstation 2 EYETOY camera's, will that work?"... I said no...

    after more chatting, and googling, we discover win XP drivers for the Eyetoy camera he has! hehe.. so we got to work and booyah, had it running, and it works VERY WELL....

    His link
    16Mb/1Mb ADSL
    My link
    1.5Mb/256K ADSL

    the video was very very smooth, and audio was well in sync with vid...

    I cant wait until Skype further refine this, (esp the cpu utilisation), etc... not that it's a problem for me, my MBP can handle it sweet, but yeah... I can see it can definately do with more refinement.

    I'd also like more options, like ability to turn off my own vid preview window (pic in pic)... so i only see the person I'm chatting with, and my myself.

    Skype kicks arse.

    My wife is interstate at the mo. If she's online I skype with her, video.. (she has MBP too)... if she's not online, i just use my skype to call her hotel, ask for her room num, and boom, we **** skype -> phone.. costs me about 3 cents Aus a minute... dirt cheap :)

    I love it!!!!!

    (no i dont work for skype hahaha)
     
  25. jaxstate macrumors 6502a

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    So this is pretty much iChat AV. Wonder what's the tally of people who use Skype.
     

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