but people pay good money for that sort of thing *g* (mt)


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Posted by Jade on February 13, 2006 at 23:21:50:

In Reply to: yes, to remember -not- to video conference like that *l* n/t posted by GilShalos on February 13, 2006 at 22:52:48:

: : : I talk to my parents regularly using VoIP - we've tried skype and googletalk, both with varying degrees of success - too often there is a lag factor which means that by the time you ge a reply to what you've said, you've forgotten what it was you said. I used to have both installed and if one didn't work, try the other. recently we've been using widnows live messenger beta, which is basically the new version of msn messenger, but in beta format. we've been using it for video conferencing, which is quite cool (although it means you need to remember that they can see you, so not to just sit on your computer in your underwear or less - or is it only me who does that?) we've had no real problems with it yet, except for video freezing a couple of times, but that was easily fixable.

: : : : I'm just trying out Skype for the first time, I'm wondering if anyone's had much experience with it. Basically I'm just using a cell phone now, but if I ever want to do long distance calling (overseas at least!) I have to turn elsewhere, so I thought I'd give it a try. I tested it out on my mom earlier today, and the voice quality is actually pretty good.

: : : : I noticed a couple things - you really can't both talk at the same time (it doesn't seem to be able to transmit information both ways simultaneously). But then, I've noticed the same thing to a lesser extent with cell phones, and Skype's sound quality and "reception" might actually be better than for a cell.

: : : : But it did completely cut out on me at one point - I could still hear my mom, but she couldn't hear anything I said. She was using a regular phone, not the computer, and for all I know it could have been my microphone. I didn't exactly fork out big bucks, but I only bought it yesterday, so it'd better damn well not be broken *l*

: : : : I'm just curious to know if anyone else had recommendations or whatever...

: : : : Jade




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