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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.
I need an ‘always on top’-option. When I’m checking a website, I still wand to see my communication-partner.
The new ringtones are awful… honestly. PLEASE add the original tones again. Other than that, the new skype version is awesome.
Another vote/plea for a Linux version (it’s all I ever use, at home and work, but my bro the other side of world is stuck with Windows; it would be nice to have sound and vision in a single program, instead of getting sound via Skype and vision via MSN).
To gruemme: if you were using Linux, then you’d find that any window can be set to be “on top” – it is not necessary for an application to have to support it. One of the many reasons I prefer Linux. (Sorry – I know this one is a wee bit off topic.)
My problem with Skype 2.0 is that my contact list is not sorted like it used to be; it used to be that my online contacts were first in the list, followed by offline contacts, then SkypeOut contacts… and as far as I know there is no mechanism in Skype 2.0 to change this.
video is awesome but the old skype no frills feel isnt there anymore..i just dont like this MSN-AOLized version of skype…what the hell is WeeMees? why does my ringtone sound like my laptop is under water? why is there a space for a silly comment next to the name??? why dont i see a decent sorted contact list???
another thing, if you wanna market to 13-year olds (i.e. WeeMees), i think it would be a great idea to introduce a new version of Skype for business users with no frills/no BS/simple interface
skype = the best
This new video option is great,but there is always space for improvements of video quality, I also better like old ringtones. You could also add some kind of a meter that will messure the Mbites spent per call, for DSL users.
I’ve just installed Skype 2 beta. Every since doing this none of my USB web cams work. I use some other software to capture AVI files via my web cam and they now report that the capture device is not installed correctly and capture device has driver problems. So uninstalled Skype 2 beta thinking this problem would be resolved. I thought wrong. I can’t use my USB webcams anymore at all Any application using Microsoft VFW fails and not all the applications I use support WDM so things are basically quite screwed up. Ah, but such is the joy of BETA software, so I’m not holding and grudges against Skype coders. However, if anyone has any suggestions about how I can restore my webcam functionality I’d really appreciate it. I’m on XP2 SP2.
I have installed Skype V2 beta. I find the interface very nice and the video option good. I do not like the new ring tones and I hope they will be changed back. I look forward to the improved version.
hey the new skype version works great but what the hell is with the new ringtones? It sounds like Im in a fish tank or something.
How about Bluetooth, is 2.0 going to support bluetooth headset natively?
(1) Sounds are worse. (2) When intalled, the 2.0 beta removed all of my own picures that were previously sitting in My Skype Picture folder. (3) Japanese translation is bad (nothing improved).
…no linux, no mac OS support :-/ damn.
btw, until no multi-video-conferencing is available festoon is a better choice for 1.4@MSWin.
Keep up the good work still!
blurp blurp blurp
I hate the new sounds as well.
I downloaded a ‘classic’ ringtone from another source but Skype wouldn’t accept it!
Please change or at least give some choices.
Where is the Mac version 2.0??
And how adout Mac user?
Happy day, for Windos user.
OK it is said often, but I also want to say that the new ringtones are BAD, indeed childisch. Sorry guys but they realy SUCK.
2.0? WOW nice, video is cool and works fine. And looks to work faster. For that great jobs.
again, please remove the sounds in de final, PLAESE!!!!
I tried het new skype , and I must I love it. I don’t HATE the new sounds, don’t mind change once in a while. Can you set up a conference call with video?
SKype crashes sometimes, not very often…
HATE HATE the new ringtones on skype 2.0, give me the OLD back and for now I have deleted the 2.0 from my pc and gone back to the .84. The 2.0 BETA disconnected all the time, which was very unsatisfying. Have loved and used skype from day one and will keep on using skype, but make the 2.0 BETTER and more reliable!!
That was my 2 cents worth of oppinions!!
Since ages, is there a problem with the status of the contacts. Sometimes I have contacts in my skype, which are already offline since 1 hour. PLEEEEEASE DO SOMETHING AGAINST THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The new ringtones are awful, I can’t hear them from the other room. The video was surprisingly clear, much better than Netmeeting. And it worked the first time! I’d like to see a side-by-side (same size) view of me and the far end, the postage stamp is too small. A bandwidth meter somewhere would also be useful, something that shows me how much bandwidth is being taken up (or rather how much is actually getting through).
Thank you for finally adding webcam capability.
Just one favor to ask. Can we have the option of using the original sounds? The new sounds are too quiet and I can’t hear if someone is calling when I’m in a different room. Plus the ring (calling out) gos “bleep, ring… bleep, ring… bleep, ring” instead of a nice smooth ring.
I can live with the new sound profile.
Add my voice to the call for equal support of Linux and OS X ASAP.
beta 2 needs video mute plus the obvious “ringtones”
my firewire camera works ok
SkypeMate isn’t working with version 2.0
I can’t use my IP phone no moore… PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS…
Good, the video works not too badly. The thing is te normal skype functions which were totally changed, and some are really terrible.
- One, you can’t sort your contacts by Skype, THEN SkypeOut on the same list
- Two, if you have typed a number to call on the bottom of skype, after the call, it has disapeared!! And there is no drop down list of the last calls on that section
- Three, the noises are a bit too spooky in my taste, but it isn’t too much of a concern as you can change this quite easily!
One suggestion would be to RECOVER BOTH my 2 FIRST points, and it would make the new skype better than the 1.4!
One other thing to notice is that when a call fails, it doesn’t say the error anymore (like couldn’t find a proxy , or internal error # xxxxx) but it just says “Sorry, Call Failed!”
This is quite bad to try to fix your problem!!!
The video is very promising, thank you!
My little kid was very impressed
Things that are to change:
1.USB Telbox device with SkypeMate doesn’t work anymore (switches to PSTN line often)
2.A lot of noise in the air – 1.4 was much better
3.The Skype window disappears too fast, sometimes even faster
I would like the Linux version too. If the new Skype 2.0 would be with ALSA support, it would be awsome! I don’t want to search for other programs like Skype, but with video; so I hope I don’t have to.
I always think Skype will come up with the best solution, but not here. Video quality is good, but no video conferencing. The Festoon plug-in (free) for Skype is better because you can video conference. (Prefer it to the spontaneia plug in for Skype. I’ve turned off the video in Skype 2.0 and have gone back to Festoon (which has a neat feature in that you can log in to a recent call that is still ongoing in case you get bumped off.) I’m sure Skype will become the best given time.
I love Skype because of its functionality- and simplicity. It seems like with every new version new, more confusing interface is coming up. Don’t fix if it ain’t broke, or whatever they say. ..
Positives for 2.0
- It doesnt work on my w2k – even though other applications have no problems. I use logitech QuickCam IM and Simple intel webcam. I belive it is still BETA problem. ( I see only gray box, no video ), but AWESOME that finally you made the step to get video for Skype in one piece ( no more spontania crap )
2) I like the fact that I see my name on the contact list( above ). Helps me to see what name I am under at this present moment.
3) Better graphics for users without pictures ID.
1) The sounds ( ring tones ) is terrible. Keep the old one please, or at least give the option to keep the old one as well.
2) Contact list highlight – the older one is better. Don’t add more “cool” graphics when you really don’t need to. Skype is beautiful because is so SIMPLE!
1) What about having 2 interfaces for SKYPE. One with minimal options, and one ADVANCED – with all-you-can-stuff-things into-the-program.
2) It seems that the more advances the software gets the cheesier it becomes. Mee Wee ? Soon our computer monitors will be in a shape of mickey mouse head and instead of button start we will have a colorful butterfly – whispering: “click me”.
yes I agree with the previous post- I used skype 2 under windows98SE, but wish to find it very soon under my linux desktop (in my case: classic distro fedora core 4, gnome,alsa)
sorry just one remark: I like the new default events sound in skype 2
i have the new beta version and wanted to try the video function but i dont know how to do it
Seems to work ok.
Contacts: Can we go back to the old way so they can be split into Skype, Skype Out then you can sub section into folders if you want to. Also get the highlighted contact to close to a single line again.
New number window: Number disappears if typed into the number window after the call is made so you have to select it from the calls list for a redial (bit of a bore)
Ringtones: Ugh! The one now from the Dual Phone handset if terrible, it would be nice to have dial tone and the normal tones when making a call.
The video works ok.
Please publish download/usage statistics. I (and I’m sure many others) would like to see if the fraction of MAC/Linux/PocketPC users is REALLY THAT small to insult them in such a manner. Last version released for all but M$ October! You might wanna add the missing features for non-M$ versions rather then putting all your efforts for video-for-M$, which btw has many alternatives for video-chat anyway!
(I agree skype is best, I like it, use it and advertise it everywhere I can… )
BIG, BIG ditto on the contacts… Please bring back the old format.
Maybe I’m not smart enough for this one….
Just started playing with it and I agree with a few others on usability. The old one was a bit more intuitive and 2.0 add somethings and taken others away for unknown reasons. Since this is beta, I’m sure the kinks will be worked out.
Plugged in my Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX and it worked without any setup Keep up the good work.
Please release a new linux and mac version!
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OK! Great!… now please release Skype 2.0 VIDEO for MAC OS X!
Another ditto on the contacts and on the ring tones… Video works better than Festoon and Spontania, even with a 56kb modem. Basically I would like the same 1.4 Skype version but with video.
Hi, just adding another ‘vote’ for MAC OS X version. Thanks!
The ringtones…..the old sounds back please…they were very good…..
CPU on Pentiium M 1ghz maxed at 100% with 2.0 and Logitech QuickCam Orb. Audio and video both too choppy to use. Using xp/pro.
Calling Skype user who has 1.4 results in inferior audio compared to 1.4 to 1.4
Hate the ring tones.
Yet another voice asking for Linux support and information on the release plans?!
I, Like many others, appreciate the new skype video. It works quite well; better than that video function in MS Messenger in any case.
However, I, like many others on this page, do not like the new ringtones. They are too quiet and IMHO don’t sound as good as the previous version ones did. If you could please make the previous ones available again (though not by forcing us to purchase them from your online personalization store).
Thank you for your great software.
Please release a new version for MAC with video ASAP….
well…ringtones really do suck…But that not the main thing…i like the design and everything looks ok, except for one main thing…iam using win XP with all the drivers and crap…thing is…when iam calling someone + using webcam…everything except for skype goes into slow-mo mode…firefox is slow…winamp is slow…fix it!
Skype 1.4 is so much more of a “cleaner” interface. 2.0 is slower to load, the contact list is not sorted like it used to be (online, offline / skypeout) and no contacts selected by default. Why couldn’t the skype team have just added the video without tinkering with everything else that was working fine?! Hope these issues are fixed for skype 2′s release because everybody seems to be having problems with this one!
First impression of Skype 2 was not good. Could not connect then the computer would lock up completely. (XPPro plus SP2). Uninstalled then tried the obvious – disabled Norton before reinstalling and making the first sign on. Now all is OK.
Like the video, conferencing would be handy but otherwise I don’t see a lot of difference to Festoon. I also add my voice to the chorus to loose the new ringtones.
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