Lion Support Hd Video Calls With Skype 5.3 For Mac

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  2. Lion Support Hd Video Calls With Skype 5.3 For Mac

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While video calls made on Skype for the Mac have always been somewhat decent (although quality is also largely dependent on your webcam and internet connection), it appears that with the latest version of Skype for Mac, users will be able to make HD quality video calls to their friends. The update will also bring support to the latest version of Mac OS X Lion along with several bug fixes and UI enhancements.

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According to the official Skype blog: With Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X, you’ll also be able to send and receive HD quality video when talking to your friends and family. You’ll need to use the Mac’s built-in webcam or choose from a variety of webcams from our, such as the, to make video calls in crystal clear HD quality. To receive clear HD video calls on your Mac, we recommend an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps. As much as we’d like to view our friends, families and loved ones in HD, the 1.5Mbps speeds may not be possible to achieve for everyone, despite what your ISP claims, and I guess we don’t really need to see each other’s pores, do we? Anyway updates that fix bugs and enhances the UI is always a good thing to have even if you don’t need to the HD video calling feature. Read more about,.

Users of Skype, the ever-popular video conferencing service, will be happy to hear that the Mac client has received a new update, enhancing support for more recent Macs. Skype 5.3 brings support for high definition video conferencing to the platform, allowing users with a built-in HD FaceTime camera to make video calls in markedly improved quality.

Customers can also use their own external HD cameras, and Skype lists several recommended cameras in its online store. Skype recommend an upload/download speed of 1.5Mbps for HD video. The other major feature is Mac OS X Lion support. While this isn't expanded on in the official company literature, at face value this appears to extend as far as a new default grid layout of contacts. Full screen support is absent, and while not an issue for most users, Skype is yet to make its debut on the Mac App Store. Offering the client in the store would likely entice Mac newcomers with an easy installation option, but Skype is not the only major software company to not have included their product in the store.

Lion Support Hd Video Calls With Skype 5.3 For Mac Mac

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Lion Support Hd Video Calls With Skype 5.3 For Mac

With this being a minor update, there is little in the way of major changes. Skype 5 has received criticism for its new interface and lagging behind on features that its Windows counterpart has enjoyed for a long time now, most notable Facebook integration. However, more recently Skype has displayed a commitment to Apple's platforms, and recently introduced an iPad-native app that takes advantage of the iPad 2's new dual cameras. Whether or not this is a sign of things to come is uncertain, but the release of an update a month after another update is sure to be a sign of interest in the Mac platform. Skype for Mac 5.3 can be found.