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Top tips for best audio quality

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A few months ago, we published a blog post on Skype call quality on mobile devices, and highlighted a list of the top-rated devices to use with Skype. Today we’d like to dive a little deeper into what you can do to improve the audio quality of your Skype calls by using USB and Bluetooth accessories. According … Read more

Come utilizzare il microfono per chiamare con Skype – Seconda Parte

La settimana scorsa vi abbiamo mostrato alcuni accorgimenti utili su come utilizzare al meglio il microfono per un’ottima qualità delle chiamate Skype: per esempio, come posizionarsi rispetto al microfono. Questa settimana daremo un’occhiata ai diversi tipi di microfoni e vi forniremo alcuni consigli ambientali per migliorare la qualità del suono. Controlla come direzionare il tuo … Read more

Tipps&Tricks: Telefonieren mit Mikrofon Teil 1


Wir bei Skype arbeiten beständig daran, die beste Qualität für eure Skype-Anrufe bereitzustellen. Auf manche Dinge haben wir allerdings keinen Einfluss. Dazu gehören beispielsweise die Übungssessions eures DJ-Nachbarn, Mamas Staubsauger oder die Baustelle vor eurem Fenster. Doch auch diese Lärmquellen müsst ihr bei euren Skype-Anrufen nicht fürchten. Benutzt einfach ein Mikrofon und eure Gesprächspartner werden … Read more

3 Top Tips to Look and Sound Good on Skype

It’s nearly that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us! For a lot of people, it’s a time to take a break but for some of us there’s a lot to take care of. There are… Read more

Skype and a New Audio Codec

Skype has quietly revolutionized the sound quality of our daily communications. We introduced SILK, our own audio codec, to make our calls sound more like being there in person in January 2009. Since then, we've used it to serve more than 750 billion minutes. Read more

"I look forward to Mondays"

People keep asking, "What's it like to work for Skype?" Rather than doling out a general answer, we tracked down an expert, Karlheinz Wurm, to get his story. Karlheinz joined Skype in 2005 and is currently the Product Engineering Director… Read more