Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other people. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your mobile, computer or a TV with Skype on it. If you pay a little, you can do more – like call phones, access WiFi, send SMS and make group video calls. You can pay as you go or buy a subscription, whatever works for you. And in the world of business, this means you can bring your entire ecosystem of workers, partners and customers together to get things done.
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 (Jul 9, 2014)
Very bloated :(
Reviewing 220.127.116.11 (May 13, 2014)
Updated Skype to Windows Desktop version 18.104.22.168 and what a slow-poke this is.... it takes for ever to load and close. What have they done to Skype??? The previous version 6.14.104 was doing just fine, fast loading and closing and not even a hiccup what so ever. They really messed up this time. They should have left it alone. This new so called Desktop Version is probably written to enhance it's operation with Windows 8 even though it's for windows 7 also. They forgot the Wins 7 people which are more than Wins 8. If I could get back the old Version 6.14.104 I would get rid of this Desktop Version. Don't like it at all. HEY SKYPE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ????
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Mar 11, 2014)
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Feb 19, 2014)
No problems upgrading to 188.8.131.52. No ads or toolbars.
Best voip out there!
Reviewing 184.108.40.206 (Jan 22, 2014)
Why does this thing always seem so incredibly heavy on the system ? It's only meant to be a simple messaging system for crying out loud !
I maintain home computers, and it's always painfully obvious when this is installed on one. There will always be that additional 15 second delay before the 'gloop' sound comes out of the thing - and until that point, the machine will be completely unresponsive to any attempts to start anything.
Maybe some people will ask: what is HD video and why it can be widely used?
High-definition video or HD video refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD) video, and most commonly involves display resolutions of 1280×720 pixels (720p) or 1920×1080 pixels (1080i/1080p).
Nowdays, HD is becoming more and more popular as the following reasons:
1.HD DVDS, together with equipment to play and record them, are available now, stimulating the public appetite for HD.
2.PC displays with HD quality potential are becoming widely used, which will acclimatise the public to HD.
3.Large flat LCD screen with HD resolution are becoming readily available at prices which the public seems prepares to pay, providing the means to view HD.
While, HD video also has some inconvenience to use, such as, we can’t edit them
in Windows Movie Maker or some other edit software; can’t put them into portable devices directly , like iPod, iPhone, Zune, Creative Zen and so on; can’t share videos with friends on youtube, myspace and other online video website. etc.
Here, I’ll introduce a wonferful tool to solve this problem.
Aiseesoft HD Converter has three uses:
Convert HD video to general video;
Convert general video to HD video;
Convert among HD videos.
So with it, you can enjoy HD video at will.
The following is a simple guide for you:
Step 0: Download, install and run Aiseesoft HD Video Converter.
Step 1: Load Video
Click “Add File” to load the video that you want
Step 2: Choose Your Output Profile and Settings
From “Profile” drop-down list you can choose your output profile according to your need.
You can also click “setteing”adjust the settings of your output video, such as “video/audio encoder”, “Video/audio Bitrate”, “Channels”, “Resolution” and so on..
Step 3: Video Editing
This powerful MTS Converter allows you to do many video editings.
1. Click "Effect" to make special effect for your movie.
You can adjust the “Brightness”, “Contrast”, “Saturation” and also you can use “deinterlacing” to improve you output effect.
“Trim” function allows you to pick up any part of your video to convert. You can just convert a part of your video that you want.
Cut off the black edges of the original movie video and watch in full screen on your iPod using the "Crop" function.
Step 4: Conversion
After you have done all the steps above you can click “Start” button to start your conversion.
Here i also recommend you guys a really nice TS Converter, which can convert TS file to all the popular standard video and to other HD video easily. It can also do many video editing works, such as trim, crop, merge and so on. It has super fast conversion speed and high output quality.
MTS Converter is also a really nice tool to convert MTS video file to enable you to edit in windows movie maker and other video editing software. And also allows you to upload your HD video to youtube.com to share with your friends. It can convert MTS file to iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Creative Zen, Xbox video.
Skype for Windows 220.127.116.11 is not a beta version, it is the official version of Skype. Could you please correct this?
Full release notes for the 18.104.22.168 are:
* feature: Super Wideband Audio codec
* feature: MySpaceIM with Skype (functionality carried over from 3.8)
* feature: Option to disable uPnP and Nat-PMP
* feature: eBay browser highlighter bundled
* feature: Added Philips SPC 1330 NC as High Quality Video camera
* improvement: Instant Messaging layout improved
* bugfix: History did not show all entries
* bugfix: Outlook contacts were not always displayed correctly
* bugfix: Resize area was missing from Shop panel
* bugfix: Chrome could not be switched off in some scenarios
* bugfix: Skype Call and SMS URI did not focus Skype
* bugfix: Changing language settings on sign-in screen did not always update language
* bugfix: Links in form of username:password@something were not clickable
* bugfix: Crash in Vista, when last audio device was removed during a call
* bugfix: Quickfilter took focus while writing an instant message
* bugfix: Incorrect tooltip displayed when a call was put on hold
* bugfix: After switching Custom Chrome off through menus no visual style was selected in options
* bugfix: 'Add to contacts' right-click menu missing for Outlook contacts
* bugfix: Close menu did not work in Compact mode conversation window
* bugfix: Recently closed conversations menu did not truncate long conversation names
* bugfix: Wrong file transfer status was shown after other side cancelled sending file
* bugfix: US Number +15416 was shown as Canadian
* bugfix: Emoticons were not shown in profile area
* bugfix: Emoticons were not shown when exchanging contact details
* bugfix: Conference call sometimes continued ringing after answering
* bugfix: Checkbox to show online users count was missing from Tools > Options
* bugfix: Conversations were not consumed when user was blocked
* bugfix: Video error message was not displayed when webcam was in use by another application
* All language localizations updated