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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.
Great, how about a release for linux?
I have just downloaded and used Skype 2 for voice only. I HATE the new ring tones!!!!!!!! I HATE them. Bring back the old ones, please!
video skype for mac?
I liked the new skype 2.0 beta. The video is very good, but not as good as on Yahoo or Spontania.
The new ring tones are really bad. I rather the old ones.
My own video is so small that I can’t even see myself. Fix it, please!
cool!!! good job! except the rings and that the Video-chat doesn’t work with Win ME!!!!!!!!!!
It would be great if you have too!!! Don’t forget the users with an older Win Version!!!
I tested Skype 2 with few FireWire webCams. One is iSight which works on XP but doesn’t with Skype2. Second one is regular Sony camcorder used as a web cam. I’ve got a feeling that IEEE 1349 web cams are not supported by Skype 2.0 I hope it is only in beta realease
Please release Skype 2.0 VIDEO option for Macintosh OS X AND LINUX
Please make Skype 2.0 for Linux
Proxus, I entered the FireWire webcam issue to Skype’s bugtracker. So it’s on our radar and hopefully fixed by 2.0 final.
Nice! but… and Linux?
I don’t like be always the last. Why?
You already have skype 1.4 for Windows… now 2.0 beta… and people who work with linux are still working with Skype 1.2… why this delay?
Allways is the same…
I hate the new sounds as well. Do you wanna make us to buy the old stuff now in the store, or what’s going on. And there is the wav filter but when open a wav sound, skype say’s that it does not work. YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME, I WANNA MY HOMER BACK. WOOHOO
thanks !!!! ))) the best !! video and sound work ! – thanks !!!
I am using an older machine for my basic web needs and when I tried to use Skype 2.0 beta I determined that the “Test Camera” button acts as a “Reboot My Computer Now” button. I am using Windows XP Home and have all of the latest drivers.
I guess I will try again when the next beta release comes out.
I tested version 2.0 with my iSight camera! It worked prefect! I only had to reduce the brightness. The mic did not work. I’m using windows media edition. Now I only wait for the Mac version!!!!!
First the obvious: The new ringtones are really bad!
Next, have you seen how elegant the Gizmo Project skin is? I love and live by Skype, but ever since Ebay bought you I feel that you have lost your edge. Watch out… there is competition out there and they are gaining on you…
And finally, you guys better respond quickly or your faithful Skype users will likely switch to your competitors who seem to be much more creative and responsive at the moment.
Any schedule for Mac version with video support?
2.0 (beta) Works just fine. No probs whatsoever.I’m using a cheap digital cam which has web function. Great job Skype team!
I really like the look and feel of 2.0. It seems like everything is exactly where I expect it to be now.
I’m a little disapointed that the grouping doesn’t resemble what ICQ’s grouping technology looks like, but it’s better than no grouping at all
i hate the new ringtones…..can’t hear them ring from another room….jeeeez
please get video for MAC version soon!
Great job! The video quality sometimes become little bad but… the speed is amazing it’s extremely more fast then other program like msn!
I’m now on windows.. and i’m hoping with all my hearth that skype will do the same also on linux… that would be an another guinnes for skype! Think about it pls
go on skype u are the best!
My first impression of Skype 2.0 is that I cannot stand it. 1) When I use the search bar at the bottom it no longer recommends three results to me. This used to be such a great way to quickly navigate to the person that I wanted to call 2) I have one huge list of contacts and I have no idea how to group them. Your interface used to be intuitive. What happened? Why can I not find the option to group my contacts? 3) Why did you change the sound of MY phone?
An idea for Skype to turn video calls into a revenue stream…
Offer celebrity video voice mail! It’d be cool to have Pamela Anderson answer (in video) my voice mail when I’m not at the computer. Skype could recruit celebrities of all stripes: actors, porn stars, athletes, politicians, open-source gurus (Stallman, Torvalds, etc.).
The service could be launched to coincide with the Olympics this February; an Olympic athlete from your country of choice could answer your video voice mail.
I hate the ringtones too – very childish.
When I boot up Skype 2 I need to see the webcam window even when not in a call – Spontania was better.
Can I uninstall V2.0 and get back to V 1.4 etc?
I’d rather use Spontania for video – the quality is better.
I hate the ringtones too! Ringtones?? Sounds like the computer is sick.
Also would be nice to have a way to sort the contacts the way I want. I want all my SkypeOut contacts out of sight until I need them.
As for the video, I haven’t been able to get that to work yet – it just disappeared right off the menu bar – never to return!
Good job with the video, it’s really good.
But please change the ringtones ! They are so bad !
Add the old ones they were classical but good.
The new ring tones are AWFUL! Please make the previous ring tones available.
video quality excellent for a first release
ringtones horrible, bring back the old ones, or at least make them available as an option
skypeout contacts, please bring back the old way of viewing them….just because they are right there doesn’t mean that I’m going to use my skypeout anymore than I currently do (but I’m sure you already, incorrectly, thought about that)
Version 2.0 ok, but no good for touch-1 phone (which works beautifully with Version 1.4.
Please release Skype 2.0 VIDEO for MAC OS X!
The new ringtones are just *horrible*. Please let’s have the old ones back. Sounds as if you’re trying to make them so foul that people will be intimidated into buying ringtones from the shop.
And the contact grouping/search bar! What happened?
Adding video is great and long-awaited, but why, ffs, mess with other parts of the system that *weren’t broken*?
mmmh, I’m another GNU/Linux user…
And I’m waiting… waiting… waiting… … ………
PLEASE release at least an Linux version without bugs and with ALSA !
(and with video if possible because we will be badgered by Microsoft® customers like “what ? you don’t have video ?”)
I am a little dissapointed with the troubleshooter for this program. I just got Skype and it just flat out isnt working. I tried looking through the help menu and troubleshooter but nothing helps. My test call didnt even work. My dad also just got Skype and we can search and find eachother, but chatting and using video doesnt work, we arent even able to make a connection. anyone have ideas? thanks
I would say this is great move, video calling really works well and better than few other IMs. Connected ZECA cam and straight works. Grouping is ok, not that great.
Quite a bit for a beta, hope the final release will be what it should be
I’ve got a regular Sony camcorder used as a web cam with XP. I’ve got a feeling that IEEE 1349 web cams are not supported by Skype 2.0. I hope it is only in beta realease!
Come on… Why always leaving Mac users lagging behing??? Couldn’t you just release the video feature for Mac as well???
Do something about those ringtones. Please bring back the old ones.
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.
Great release but the old fashion ringtone on precedent version was so nice and very popular.
C’mon, I’m a Mac (iBook 12” Tiger) & Linux (Debian Sarge PC) user.
Each time I see those kind of situations I feel really frustrated and I begin to wonder if Microsoft has really won the OS’es war.
GPL is fantastic, 2.6.14 is wonderful, Tiger is beautiful, hey man, you can tweak the code here and there, you can compile whatever you want with gcc 4.0 to match your needs and whatever you want…
…yes but I can’t AV with my friends. Again, really frustrating.
I don’t want to be in the last wagon everytime for years to come.
Buying a PC-Windows next time.
The new Skype ringtones really are bad! Please bring back the old ones!
Both Video and Audio is much better than expected .
Yes, the Ring tones in this new version is horrible and we all Skype users are waiting for a change back.
Is Video Conference also possible? I tried but did not succeed
New Skype 2 is the best !!! New aspect is great.. I’m conten with Skype 2.. Great job Only with Skype sounds is problem !
I tried my ISight on win XP pro, however it works in XP it doesn’t work in Skype.
Please make firewire cameras compatible with Skype video…
Definitely waiting for the mac version…
I love the new look and functionality, but I totally would like to choose to go BACK to the old ring tones. Seriously!
So great to finally have video in Skype. Its extremely frustrating (useless) that the video of my self is so small. It should be in its own window. As far as I can see video is not available in conference calls? And – then – the ringtones – but who cares if the video works
Il video e’ accettabile anche se non al livello di Spontania. I suoni sono ORRENDI. Dateci la possibilita’ di mettere i vecchi suoni…
What I loved about SKYPE was the fact that new features for Windows, Mac, and Linux were developed ALMOST at the same time. Since ebay bought it, the usual corporate Windows-centric approach seems to have taken over, and now we have a version 1.4 for mac and version 2.0 for Windows!!! Not good…
The new tones suck, so I upgraded back to latest 1.x of Skype to ge the “old” ones back.
The video feature would have been nice, but forcing people to downgrade to WinXP just to use it is insane. My USB webcam works in Win98SE with any software I chose (ditto Linux), and I can run a Firewire webcam in Win98SE too, so why no webcam for Skype in Win98SE? Even M$ says there’s a huge chunk of people who still use that OS.
And I too vote for having an up-to-date version of Skype for Linux, and for the sound to stop stuttering every few seconds as the file system does it’s thing, it’s SO annoying.
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