Skype incoming video not so clear...Can it be fixed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Big D 51, Mar 28, 2011.

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    Big D 51

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    I am using my 13" ultimate MBA and the built in webcam. Also, I am using Skype 5.1.0.914.

    I am getting around 2 Mbps download and 1.7 Mbps upload.

    The incoming video is ok, but not very clear. I can see who I am talking with but blurry. The picture of me down on my screen, looks perfectly clear. They say mine isn't very clear on their end though. I am not too sure how clear because I haven't seen it. When I get back home, I am going to Skype computer to computer to see how it does.

    For the meantime, is this just the performance of Skype since I don't pay the $9 a month for the HD version or is something wrong? Is there anything I can do to get better incoming video.

    Thanks.
     
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    Joshuarocks

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    Skype 5.1 is buggy.. downgrade to the more stable version.. Skype 5.1 sucks...
     
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    Big D 51

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    Thanks. I will try that.
     
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    Big D 51

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    It did help some. Thanks.

    I ended up skyping with a friend who was on a MBP, and it was much better. Guess it all depends on the persons camera and computer speed.

    HD video would be nice but not interested in paying for it. I don't use skype enough.
     

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