ActiveX – the saga continues
It’s been one of those days today where I have been rushed off my feet but don’t seem to have achieved anything.
I re-edited the ActiveX video that was corrupt, it looks like there was indeed some problem with it as the WMV file size has dropped 4 fold to about 15mb which is much better for such a small demo.
Don’t get me started on the Flash file, I’ll try and talk about that tomorrow when I am calm and relaxed.
I did find a really cool app that has been uploaded to the extras gallery. It’s in the Japanese section so you might not have noticed it.
It’s called Virtual Desktop Camera and it allows you to share your desktop over Skype Video. It’s still beta right now and they tell me they still have a bit of work to do with the CPU usage but it’s still a very cool idea. Perfect if you end up troubleshooting someone’s PC remotely or even if you want to share you desktop in a conference.
If you want to try it out, download the package from here
Click the install.bat file which will install a new webcam source called Nyanyan Desktop Filter in the video settings in Skype (Tools, Options, Video, and look in select webcam).
Once you select it then your desktop will be displayed to users when you start a video call.