Skype...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 7on, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. 7on macrumors 601

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    When will the mac version get to 2.0 and support Video? The big selling point of Skype is cross-platformness and that is currently lacking
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The version 2.0 beta should be available within a month or so since they just finished the 1.4 beta and the Windows version 2.0 beta.

    I expect that they'll move quickly on it.
     
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    That's for the 10-way conference calling features. Non-Intel Core Duo Macs will still support up to 5-way conferences (depending on system requirements of course). It's the same thing on Windows. Skype and Intel made a deal to lockout non Intel processors for the 10-way conference calling feature. That includes AMD. Annoying, yes, but certainly not enough for me to really care.
     
  4. annk Administrator

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    A 10-way conference call sounds very stressful.:eek: Can't imagine I'd ever have a reason to use it.

    I use Skype for most of what I used to use my landline telephone for, and am really pleased with it. Looking forward to the video support.




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  5. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    What amazes me about Skype compared to iChat is it seemed to virtually require a headset. I tried talking to someone over two computers with speakers and microphones and the echos were so prominant as to sound like wavelike interference. Never had that problem on iChat.

    On the other hand, with headphones on, it sounded Skype sounded crystal clear.
     
  6. annk Administrator

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    I've used the built-in mic and speakers on my PB for Skype without any problems - maybe it's a matter of find the right balance of volume. But I do agree that the sound with a headset is better. When I use my Logitech USB headset, it sounds like the person with whom I'm talking is in the next room - the sound is even better than a landline.



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  7. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    As far as I can tell

    Skype doesn't work with the built in Mic on my iSight, and it doesn't support video...so Skype is useless to me..
     

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