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Here’s a picture for your Skype client to celebrate. Set it as your picture and let others know. Also note that Skype 2.0 now supports the PNG image format. Previously, only BMP and JPG were supported, and they continue to be.
It’s good that skype V2.0 is still beta.
The ringtones sound like it has been develeoped during a LSD trip. Or all the money just make you high.
If you make new ringtones it would had been nice if you still made an option to choose the old ringtones.
I have downloaded skype 2 but when I call contacts they cannot see me. What am I doing wrong ?
Nice work with the video feature, but guys: the ringtones are a mess. why not stick to the old ones? they did their job quite well. Those new one sound like I lost my notebook in the bathtub. As a compromise: ad an option for choosing between the “new style tones” and “old school”
Agreed. The tones are terrible. The old tones were fine, at least they sounded like a phone, not like a regurgitating cat on an LSD trip getting rid of a hairball on a bad curry night.
I love the new Beta version 2.0 only thing that I do not like is the Contact bar before we had Skype on line users separate from the Go Skype users can we have that back it is so much easier than the way it is know.
We are tired about Windows and about people who could not do without MicroSoft!
Please release Skype 2.0 for Linux.
Thank you in advance.
I agree with many people here… tried Skype 2.0 and… have chosen to go back to 1.4… it seams 2.0 has only ½ the features of the GOOD 1.4… and going to 2.0 just for video, does not make sense… you can plug-in free Spontania video and have better functionality than with 2.0…
Also, there is Yahoo with lower to landline prices… but, I prefer Skypy’s GOOD 1.4… why Skype just not add the video to 1.4…? … 1.4 is the best yet system they have designed… better than 2.0… and even though I am on PC… like most of the people here I will be moving to Mac… Win PC with Win XP Pro and a Macintel X86 can do native Tiger…
So it is perhaps time for Skype to recognize this and release Win, Mac and Linux versions at the same time… and not to BIG promote 2.0 that has ½ the features of the GOOD 1.4…
Looking forward to being able to use this on my MAC!!!!
Glad to see that you are still inventing and having fun! But I think that perhaps you went too fast this time. Need a sober-minded product manager of some sort, to authorize new inventions, and filter out things when there is “too much”?
After having used 2.0 BETA for a bit over a week, I still haven’t got used to the new Contact list (although I perfectly understand it, when I think a bit), the new History list (here you certainly have not applied the “count number of clicks and mouse travel distance” in the UI design), and I truly miss several handy small feature, that were there in 1.4 (most of all redialing recently dialed numbers, that were entered manually).
From a graphical point of view, 2.0 BETA is less attractive. 1.4, on the other hand, was close to perfection.
The sheer number of different toolbars, grouping bars, etc in 2.0 makes each section turn horizontal-looking, which is the “sleepy look”, while the 1.4 contact list most often stayed vertical-looking, which is the “active look”. The sleepiness is further promoted by the new, very big size of the selected contact. Too big, I would say. Unnecessary shadowed borders and stuff. 1.4 had it pretty elegant (almost too big there, too). It MUST become possible to quickly and easily collapse all list elements. Very seldom I want to look at one contact expanded for more than a few seconds. Most often (the whole day, in fact) I want to see the _list_ as a whole, with as many contacts as possible visible. For me, it wouldn’t be necessary to have the selected contact expanded at all, in fact. (But the way 1.4 does it is OK.)
The use of colors was much more attractive in 1.4, too. I think the blue theme could have been spared for the web and the Skype logo, while the icon – and definitely the pictures – could have stayed red.
The UI should be simple. Please don’t invent a new way to pop up popup menus for each new feature. Right-click is fine!
I would be just so happy and relieved if the final 2.0 would visually look like 1.4 again.
I love Skype, but 2.0 BETA is not Skypeish!
I would like the new version 2.0 much better if it worked with my firewire dv cam. When will this be supported? Many other apps can use it. Also, I am waiting for the Linux version so I can talk on my Linux machine.
Video with Alaris weecam (parallel) on Windows XP isn’t working. Like the idea, though.
When is Mac version available?
+1 for linux.
Microsoft users already have MSN messenger with voice and video, and they also have a lot of alternative (yahoo,…).
You are stupid to neglect users of linux and mac os X who are a stenght of YOUR system.
Don’t be silly, develop skype with video for linux and mac os…
A quick count show that 30% of the message here is to ask for a linux or mac os version.
Negligible I guess…
I have an older (still fantastic) USB ViCam that won’t work with the Beta version. I worked fine with 1.4 & Festoon.
The video is terrific, thank you! Grandma can now see her grandchildren thanks to Skype 2.0… The motion and quality is the best we’ve seen, and I love how you can make the video window bigger!
Yeah, the ring tones suck.
The contact list DEFINITELY needs to be sortable.
I don’t care about seeing my SkypeOut contacts until I need them. I want to see when my Skype friends are on-line, however.
(1) As everyone agrees, the new ringtones are shit.
(2) The new contact list is more difficult to navigate than in 1.4. Two thumbs down. Contacts “in focus” get sooo big, and are displayed in such awful “frames”… I think your new UI designer drew inspiration from the ringtones Or maybe even he composed them? He must be a sort of a macho because he replaced warm, delicate curves with ugly squares…
(3) Grouping works somehow – except the old way with not authorised contacts at the bottom. I cannot have it back I like the intuitive grouping, with drag-and-drop, of MSN Messenger 7.x – why don’t you keep up with good solutions? If you do not want to loose clients, you HAVE to maintain your image.
re the comment on video cams – I find we cannot use the videocam mike when using Skype 2 in video mode. Only and external mike works. Hope this will be fixed. Does a regular webcam work on both audio and video? I hope this will be fixed in the final release.
Ditto to madoll’s comments and others of like mind.
+ Video was the feature I wanted. I like the way it’s integrated, (but it drags my PC WAY down so I’m still going to try Spontania, and may yet go back to 1.4.)
- Don’t like the new contact list, tabs, size of selected contact, etc. Don’t like to have a mishmash of inbound landline contacts mixed in with my prime Skype contacts. PLEASE go back to 1.4′s format.
- Really don’t like how hard it is to clear the call list!
- The system seems to be less stable. Calls get dropped regularly in mid-call now, and my wife reports regular blue-screens, where it was all rock-solid before. My system hasn’t changed, only Skype.
Thanks for Skype, and thanks for continuing to innovate, but stability’s more important than an ever-changing UI….
Some Things Should Not Change:
Like Classic Coke, the red colour of the Skype desktop logo, and the well-known sound of a Skype phone ringing.
using version beta 2: and love most of the features: I agree that users need and option for old ring or new ring, tried the WeePee but was disappointed that their is no animation in the actual WeePee but there is when you are selection your items. Also a bit expensive for a one off cost so I’ll only have one WeePee in my lifetime. The Video function is great and intuitive but I got an error: access violation 00006563 when I invited a non video user into a two way video call (all using today’s build of Skype 2.0 beta) we have to close the video session and could always speak to each other then restart without the conference function and it worked again.
Everything has already been told about the terrible new sounds. I returned to the previous version.
Another thing to taking into consideration. I think the default settings should be that the conversation won’t start with video automatically. I almost had a very embarrassing incident when first trying to talk on the new version.
Bring back the old ringtones, the new ones sound horrible!!
Please! Calls to european mobiles could be cheaper.
It looks OK, but the one minor thing I do not like so far is that it *always* highlights one contact. Can’t we just have a listing of contacts (collapsed)? Plus I preferred the contact groups on the same page, separated by a line. It should be an option. Thanks!
I downloaded 2.0 Beta a couple of days ago and I have the following comments.
- I really hate the pseudo DTMF tones and regret that there is no way to choose between new and old. I know which I’d be using. The ones that sound like every phone I’ve ever dailled on.
- The new interface is more cluttered and no so easy to use. KISS – keep it simple sweetie. As someone else said, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
- Most of the sounds coming out of New Skype are not a nice as Old Skype. Give us a choice guys.
- Since the contacts list does not display SkypeOu phone numbers it is no longer possible to cut and paste number into other applications such as Word. I found this useful.
Please make the Windows version work properly before you start to fool with minority games such as Unix or Mac. Windows is 95%+ of you userbase and please do not forget this.
I hate the ringtones so much that I will probably go back to 1.4 and use Yahoo IM to transmitt the images at the same time, as I am doing at present.
The new ring tones are horrible!!!! Please put the old ring tones from 1.4 available for download!!! If not I will install the old 1.4 and use the video with other sw!!!
GIVE US THE OLD RING TONES!!!!
Using the ne beta give me some problem with my pc.. SKYPE Beta during calls reboot my pc unexpected. I told you this because after the 6th reboot I decide to Quit SKype and us another IM and everything works fine. I didn’t unistall Skype but only close without using it.
PLS FIX IT I don’t wanna use MEssenger!!!
video skype for mac ?
We have been faithful Skyper’s but we’re back to messenger- the 2.0 beta was showing us offline with call forwarding when we were online. Not good since the call forwarding charge to NZ is 1.20 a minute. Please fix this in the next release. When I’m online I want my daughter to see me. And it also was showing her offline when she was online. Her computer showed her online but not mine in America.
As many people said here :
Please let us have the old ringtones
Pleeaaase let us sort our contacts the way we want. My SkypeOut contacts are “polluting” the other ones. I would like to have them in a separate category if I want it.
Also did not manage to make video work on a multi-user conference. Was it planned ? Too bad, if so. Hope not.
However, I hope you being bought by eBay won’t prevent you from making better than your competitors… which has been the case until now…
Skype will be a IMS soft？
i have just forked out hundred of aus dollars on a new isight camera for my mac, the guys at the mac store told me that isight and macs do skype. how great is it to discover that it doesnt work? i dont know if it did in the previouse versions, but i cant get video going.
when is it going to work??
THE NEW SKYPE 2.0 IS OK, JUST THE VIDEO QUALITY IS NOT VERY GOOD BUT VERY FAST… THE ONLY ONE THING WE WOULD IS A MULTI VIDEO CONFERENCE WHICH IS NOT AVAILABLE YET WITH SKYPE 2.0…
ONLY 2 PEOPLE CAN MAKE A VIDEO CONFERENCE AND IF YOU TRY TO INVITE ANOTHER PERSON OR MORE PEOPLE IN YOUR VIDEO CONFERENCE AUTOMATICALLY IT SWITCHES TO A NORMAL CONFERENCE CALL WITH NO VIDEO….
THANKS AND HURRY UP WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU…..
The new ring tones are really useless. The best way how to add old tones for Skype is use Resource Hacker on old version 1.x of Skype and extract them!
i hope a mac version for skype with video will soon be available, please speedup, tks
I’m afraid that I agree with the 99% of Skype users who hate/dislike the 2.0 ring tone and sound capability. Despite the Skype site indocating that it can support mono (v. stereo) .wav files – this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Also, (with the but “this is only a beta”) the video is 50% better that yahoo and 50% worse!! Like the PIP capability and the screen sizing but transmit frame rate is woeful.
As usual, you only consider windows user. People complain, you fail not to ear.
Give us a date for the Linux/mac release.
People forgive but don’t forget…
Who cares if Skype releases SKYPE 2.0 for the Mac!! Why can’t it just be made to support or provide a plugin or something for iChat. IChat rules over everything. I have been able to video chat with Mac buddies ever since iChat AV beta was released (full motion and 640×480 resolution). I hooked up my Sony digital video camera and it worked flawless with it. I have enjoyed it ever since.
The only problem is that noone in the PC world has attempted to match its ease of use and quality… except SKYPE. But, even SKYPE hasn’t released anything yet. And I’d rather keep iChat
It would be nice just to have some compatability. I have too many sucker friends that settled with PCs and I can’t video chat with them at better than like 4 frames a second… YAHOO!. That sucks.
As a compromize in the meantime, I use yahoo messenger for the video and SKYPE for the audio.
As you can see, nobody likes the new ringtones.
Despite this, you’ve released the 1.3.xx linux version with that ones, and without providing us the old ones.
please make the old ringtones available for download!!
Speed up the development of the Linux client and improve the quality of it while your at it…
Could someone please tell me how to change the ringtone for Skype on my Mac?
Thankyou, much appreciated.
hi can anyone help us , i have a skype cam kit but its in japanese i have english version vista tried to install web cam no go dosent reconize it so how can i do it im an aussie living in japan and obtaining soft ware in english for these things is dificult
Make a 64bit version already.
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