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Skype beta 5 adds video-calls for groups of 10 people

Q: Skype beta 5 adds video-calls for groups of 10 people

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Get the family together this Christmas, on the internet

Skype is a godsend for those families with members dotted all across the UK, or across the globe, in many cases, with the latest news that Skype is set to support video-calling for up to ten people at the same time sure to please many users.
The latest beta of Skype 5.0 for Windows introduces the new group vid-chat feature, with no word on when Mac users will get the same as yet.
"The second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a number of changes both outside and in ? most importantly, you can now make group video calls with up to 10 people," the company announced on its website.
"It also welcomes in a fresh new look, as well as increased stability and better quality when making group video calls."
Sleeker, neater, crisper
The latest version of Skype is, we are informed, "sleeker, neater and crisper than before," and adds another new feature called Skype Home.
Skype Home lets you follow your contacts' mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message and receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.
Fancy testing Skype 5.0 out? You can download it now.



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A: Skype beta 5 adds video-calls for groups of 10 people

I have been waiting for this feature. Video conferencing for free should attract a healthy following from many corporations.

Update: It's not free.




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This beta version comes with a free trial of group video calling


Oh well!

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Hi all,

I been using Skype for a long time now, but have only recently started using the video call feature. I find it quite useful. The problem is that the video freezes after a minute or two when I make video calls. I then have to restart to unfreeze it. I can be a hassle. The video freezes on both sides of the video call. One minute my video would freeze then the other side freezes as well. The audio is fine. There is nothing wrong with my webcam.

I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 1000. Windows XP Professional. Service Pack 3.
I have version 4.1.0.141 of Skype

How can I make video calls that don't freeze?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Frozen Video Calls in Skype

My experience has been that if I have too many extra's turned on the camera, it might freeze. I have a Logitech cam, and it has a feature called Low-light boost that sometimes has given me problems. (also accessed through Skype at Tools>Options>Video Settings. Then click on the button that says Webcam settings>Advanced Tab).

Other possibilities:
*Double check your camera driver for the latest version.
*Bad internet connection (double check firewalls, anti-virus etc.)
*Make sure you have the latest version of DirectX
*Make sure the camera application software is running at the same time as Skype.

Good luck, hope this helps.
 

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Hi all,

am a complete basic user happy to email and surf but would like to video call from skype and facebook. everytime I try to do this I get error messages advising windows installer pack could not be found, accessed or is not registered properly. I am lost!! just want video call with the family hahahaha xx

 

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During audio calls, the person I am speaking with says that they can hear all audio created by my computer. This includes their own voice, audio from videos I might play, any movie we're watching, etc. Typically, I can hear their computer's audio as well. This happens when using Skype, Facebook Messenger, etc.

What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Computer Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8012 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (218 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 20ENCTO1WW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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ATA 1.9 Activity changes under groups does not always show who adds or removes members? Why does it not show "was added" or "was removed by" always?

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A tech guy on a radio show said this program works to make free phone calls from your PC to anywhere. I checked it out and it is from the Zazaa people, so I don't know whether it should be trusted or not.

Any ideas?
http://www.skype.com/

Thanks
John
 

A:Free phone calls from the Kazaa people?

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Hello!

I'd like to know how to disable SPAM of ads in Skype for Windows.

Should I reboot?
 

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Is anybody else having issues starting today 2/12/2011 with lost or dropping calls.

A:skype/dropped calls

My best suggest is to ask Skype support.

I did not get any lost calls at that day.

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Is there any program or app that can lower my itunes volume automatically whenever someone starts to talk on skype and increase back up when the talk is over.

A:iTunes and skype calls.

Hi,

Hope this link has what you need in. Adjust Volume Level When Place or Receive Telephone Calls in Windows 7 ? My Digital Life

Stephen

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There seems to be an issue with Skype 4.2, where one or more members of a conference call will be inaudible to the other participants. Reverting back to the latest iteration of 4.1 solves this issue. Version 4.1.0.179 can be found at http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php?old_skype=86 at the time of posting this message.
 

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I've been using Skype for quite a while now and recently whenever I use it, the person on the other line is always breaking up like it'll cut off for a good 5 seconds and then the audio will just continue as usual. I'm not sure if it's the Internet connection or the device I'm using (both ipad mini and phone have the same problem tbh, dont use a laptop to skype) but I did get a new router about 20 days ago. Do i have to change some settings ? What do I do ? Ps. I'm really not good with technology. Help is much appreciated <3
 

A:Skype calls keep breaking up ?

You could start here for a VoIP simulation test.

http://myspeed.visualware.com/index.php

Choose where you are then choose (lower right) VoIP, then start when it fires up.

You want very low jitter and hopefully ZERO packet loss. For MOS anything above 4 should be good.

Might have to open some ports in your router.

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA148/which-ports-need-to-be-open-to-use-skype-for-windows-desktop
 

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I have a brand new Dell Inspiron laptop running Win7 at work, and when I use SKYPE with my Logitech USB headset I have to quit and restart the program after each call in order to hear any sound through my headset. My clients can hear me, apparently, but I cannot hear them.

Same with incoming calls, I cannot hear them unless I quit and restart SKYPE in between each one.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling SKYPE, I have tried playing with the sound settings. My headset is set as the default everywhere.

Please help!
 

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Hello everyone.
I tried this post on the Skype forums, but the forum feels a little dead, so I figured iŽd try my luck here instead:

I have a little question I was hoping you could help me out with.
I live waaaay out in the fields of Denmark, and my cellphone reception is non existing.
I constantly get "No Service" on my Iphone, but then I got an idea!
Would it be possible to forward my Iphone to my skype, so whenever someone cannot get through to my phone, they will get directed to my skype account and I will be able to pick up my phone there?
If that is possible, is there a way I can pay for something like "Pay as you go" kinda plan? I dont call a lot so I figured that would be the best plan for me.

Thanks in advance <3
 

A:Forward calls to Skype

Your phone company would need to forward the calls from your cell phone number to the Skype number. This may be more of what you are interested in: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/allfeatures/online-number/
 

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I have seen a virus alert pop up with request to click to remediate. I use norton antivirus and always run scan and shows protected. I have had calls on my cell phone asking me to do something related to infection alerts trying to get me to do key entry
on my laptop. I didn't do this but wonder if this could be legitimate?

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Hi, we got an error while using Skype saying something about the sound card or microphone. When using an external usb headset, the problem is resolved. It seems to be associated with the HD Dolby internal sound card. Anyone is having this issue too? Thanks Oliver

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Hi. Last year I wanted to record a song off of my computer. I fixed the setting to do that. Now I cannot figure out how to return the setting's speakers to work to pic up external sounds.

A:Cannot make calls on google or skype

Which setting did you change?

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I always experience a BSOD whenever I try downloading a torrent (I use BitTorrent), and during skype calls in which I share screens or run simultaneous programs my computer will eventually (if not immediately) blue screen. I haven't had any successful torrent downloads and standard skype video calls run smoothly without error.

A:BSOD when torrenting/during skype calls

It is Symantec CMC Firewall Teefer3 that is conflicting with your network.

Code:
BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 0, fffff88001808665}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Teefer.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Teefer.sys
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!NetioCompleteNetBufferAndNetBufferListChain+55 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Uninstall Norton and all Symentec products using Norton Removal tool. At least as a test.

Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Let us know the results. If BSODs continue to occur, post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions in your next post.

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During Skype calls, my webcam keeps turning off for a split second, the back on. When this happens, the picture starts off dark and gets back to normal brightness. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the camera in device manager, but it's made no difference, and there's no newer driver available.

A:Webcam turns off and on during Skype calls

Could you please give me the exact product number for your computer?

 

If you need help finding it, you can use the following link:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/findModel?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

 

Thanks,

Kyle

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Hello,

I've been having an issue with Skype and Windows 10 Pro. If I use Skype while on my desktop, and open a program like Chrome or even my volume setting s manager, Skype loses my mic and the person on the other side of my call can no longer hear me. All of my drivers are up to date, I've reinstalled both Windows 10 Pro and Skype. I'm not sure how else to troubleshoot the issue. I'd appreciate any help you might have to offer. Thanks!

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For several months I've had problems with Skype having problems answering calls (sometimes will after several tries, sometimes won't) on my Asus Netbook Windows 7 Starter. Both Win and Skype are up to date.

Went online a while ago to search for solution. Someone posted abt checking compatibility. I followed their instructions and Skype said to use XP version, so I did. It didn't help or hurt, but don't know how to switch it back.

Widows says there's no solution. hard drive is less than 1/2 full. I use Windows Security Essentials.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks,
 

A:skype won't answer calls on win 7 starter

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hi all,

Just moved to my company staff house where I've been using skype on a wifi router BT broadband without problems for several days.
It's now been a week that I can't have a decent connection with skype: the calls are dropping all the time, every minute the call ends.
Could this depend on how many people are connected and downloading?
Where do I start troubleshooting?

thank you very much
number
 

A:skype calls are dropping all of a sudden

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Hi,

I use skype. Strangely it is not responding for incoming calls now and then and I have to miss the call.

Is there any solution for this or any reported problem in the recent versions?

Thanx in advance for your help.

Thanks,
Brigade

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Could someone please take a look at my dump files and point me in the right direction for adjusting drivers?

Thanks a ton! STEPHENPC-Thu_06_04_2015__84833_90.zip

A:A Few BSOD during Gaming and Skype Calls

Hi CaddyQuinn ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

Code:
**************************Thu Jun 4 06:57:47.088 2015 (UTC + 5:30)**************************Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\060315-7421-01.dmp]

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9600.17736.amd64fre.winblue_r9.150322-1500

System Uptime: 6 days 1:31:33.843

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!PoIdle+127 )

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8039ba4f687, 1, 83}
BugCheck Info: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (1e)

Arguments:
Arg1: ffffffffc0000005, The exception code that was not handled
Arg2: fffff8039ba4f687, The address that the exception occurred at
Arg3: 0000000000000001, Parameter 0 of the exception
Arg4: 0000000000000083, Parameter 1 of the exception
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E_c0000005_W

PROCESS_NAME: System

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x1E_c0000005_W_nt!PoIdle

CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz"

MaxSpeed: 3000

CurrentSpeed: 2993

BIOS Version A10

BIOS Release Date 12/08/2014

Manufacturer Dell Inc.

Product Name XPS 8700

Baseboard Product 0KWVT8

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Recently (or so I've noticed), Skype has been using up nearly all my bandwidth during calls. When I'm in a call, web pages take forever to load and a quick email sync takes 3 minutes instead of 3 seconds. The quality of the Skype call itself isn't too good, either.

Here are some Speedtest.net results from during and after a call:

Before and after:
Ping: 43ms
Down: 12.90Mbps
Up: 1.08Mbps

During the call:
Ping: 278ms
Down: 0.58Mbps
Up: 0.05Mbps

Why is Skype using up so much bandwidth during calls? Anyone got any idea?

A:Skype hogging bandwidth during calls

Probably not Skype itself. What version are you running? Often a driver will become corrupt requiring frequent data re-sends causing the bottleneck.

Latency is often caused by a driver, run this (free) to check. DPC Latency Checker

If you have the current version I might try a Skype re-install

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This has been happening alot since skype 5.8. When I get into a call alone with somebody sometimes my skype goes offline for them for about 15 seconds and the call ends for me but the call for them stays open and says "There is a problem with this call". This is also random, sometimes i could be in a call for 5 hours with somebody and then the call will just end. When this happens my friend told me it shows my skype going offline when clearly im still online, I have to either call them back or wait afew minutes for the call to reconnect. My internet connection is fine/fast, I have no problems with my internet. Sometimes when I'm online It shows me offline to all of my friends on my contacts. I reformatted my computer so im on a fresh install of windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and it still does it.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12270 Mb DDR3
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1894126 MB, Free - 1840284 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG
 

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I got my new computer for my birthday a few months ago (custom gaming computer) and ever since my sister got her laptop fixed the internet has been HORRIBLE. I cant do skype calls with my friends without skype crashing and when I play multiplayer games I get like 200-900 ping which practically makes the games unplayable. (P.S. My computor is a desktop running off of wifi (router not hooked up))

A:Slow Skype Calls and High Ping!

Hello Mrnowhere, welcome to sevenforums.

Is it only slow when your sister is on her laptop and on the net at the same time?

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Hi there. My pc's been bluescreening quite a bit as of late. this was the latest 2 crash reports i have dumped
https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=72336...O8liQqdWoQ-WGs

I tried uninstalling/reinstalling both my video drivers and the webcam drivers. i dont know what else to do

Thanks-
Brad

A:Computer crashes during Sleep, and skype calls.

Hi Mcfreshmint.

It appears that your webcam is already having the latest driver. Support + Downloads: HD Webcam C270 - Logitech

Attachment 319944


Code:
fffff880`030af000 fffff880`03103000 lvrs64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: lvrs64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\lvrs64.sys
Image name: lvrs64.sys
Timestamp: Sat Sep 22 00:32:17 2012 (505CB9B9)
CheckSum: 000612AC
ImageSize: 00054000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
If the BSODs continue to appear even after uninstalling/reinstalling the driver, it would be the best to contract Logitech. They might have some settings etc that may work as stable in your system.

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I have been having poor quality calls with Skype and I see that while Skype may be running around 30-50%, DPC is quite high too. Total CPU usage is just below 100%. My CPU is a P4 Celeron 1.8 GHZ and I have high speed internet.I have ran malware scans and everything is fine. I also looked at my HIJACK log and that is fine too. The high DPC and CPU usage is only apparent when running internet telephone or Skype type software. I have run Skype with only essential services only and it didn't make much of a difference.Any ideas/suggestions?ThanksModerator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How To Disable Dpc (deferred Procedure Calls) During Skype

If you are not a trained HJT log evaluator it would be very easy to dismiss a malware entry and a legit proccess. If you have not done so, I would recommend you have one of our HJT Team members take a look at your HJT log.

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Wiretapping Skype calls: virus eavesdrops on VoIP.

Some computer viruses have a crude but scary ability to spy on people by logging every keystroke they type. Now hackers and potentially law enforcement have another weapon: a virus that can eavesdrop on voice conversations that go over computers instead of a regular phone line.

-- Tom
 

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Trojan Attacks Skype on Windows - eSecurity Planet"What we're looking at is something that could be considered the first 'wiretap Trojan,'" Symantec's Intel Security Team wrote in a blog post. Symantec's analysis found that the Trojan, which it dubbed "Trojan.Peskyspy," can record audio on a computer such as Skype calls, store the file locally as an encrypted mp3 and then relay it back to the hacker. Trojan.Peskyspy is designed to beat Skype's encryption, Symantec found. "Since the Trojan listens to the data coming to and from the audio devices, it gathers the audio independently of any application-specific protocols or encryption applied by Skype when it passes voice data at the network level," the company said. The virus can attack the Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 operating systemsMore if you click the link.

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Would anyone be able to recommend me a good program to record Skype group calls? Or if possible, might there be a way for a standard recording program, say Audacity to somehow grab it?

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Google has now added its word processor to its on-line spreadsheet application. As with Google Beta releases, the basic functionality is reliable and stable, but more experienced users of either kind of application will find many features still lacking.[quote name='"http://docs.google.com/"']With Google Docs & Spreadsheets, you can: * Use our online editor to format documents, spell-check and more. * Upload Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text. * Download documents to your desktop as Word, PDF and more. * View your documents' revision history and roll back to any version.Plus, since its online, you can: * Invite others to share your documents by e-mail address. * Edit documents online with whomever you choose. * Publish documents online to the world, or to just who you choose. * Post your documents to your blog.[/quote]Supported browsers, however, do not include Opera.Some first impressions:1. Documentation is just adequate, so some experience using a spreadsheet or word processor is needed. User forums are very helpful, but unorganized; be prepared to do a lot of searching for "how-to" information.2. The WP seems to have more needed features than the spreadsheet, but Google has listened to its beta users and has recently added many frequently-requested features to the latter (it's been available for a month or so, while the WP is just up and running. Google bought Writely, so it should be better than the spreadsheet).3... Read more

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Hi,

A friend wants me to put skype on my computer but I am a little weary of it as I have heard a few bad things about it. I was wondering what people think of it. Also are there any better alternatives that I could use for video calls?

Thanks.

A:What do people think of skype?

I have Skype on my computer and have had no problems with it or because of it. The biggest problem I've found is only a couple of people (that I know) have Skype, and they are rarely on when I am. I hear it's very big in Europe..

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Hi,

I'm have a problem, whenever I start a call with a friend on skype (or any other kind of VOIP) they can barely hear me but they can hear all my computer sounds like: games, windows sounds, music.

I tried almost everything. I boosted my mic so they could hear me not working they barely hear me. but whenever I turn on a music file or somthing like that they hear it like I hear it, and I'm using a headphone not speakers.

I have windows 7 64bit,
the headphones are with the mic
I have FX X-FI soundmax blaster card on the back and a mic connection in the front (the back one have only a line in).

can someone help me?
 

A:people hear my pc over skype but not me

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Hi, Am seeking assistance as I have been experiencing problems with my camera for the last week or so. I usually use my camera when i conduct zoom meeting, initially everything was working perfectly but the camera starts to malfunction weeks ago. In the middle of the video conference it will just get a black screen and error message pops-up. I followed the following steps below but the problem still occurs: Updating the driver under device managerRollback the driver (Works temporarily for 15 minutes then it goes black and error message appears again) When I check the CAMERA app i get this error message : Error Code 0xA00F4246 When you check under device manager it says that camera is working and no problem are being detected. Is this issue a software issue? or  a Windows issue? Hopefully  someone can provide me Troubleshooting steps to permanently fix this. Thanks!

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A few days ago, I deleted Skype from my computer completely because I don't want to go back to the community I've been using that particular account on, and frankly would prefer not to use Skype anymore if it's at all possible.

Now, just today, I've noticed that the People app started showing the avatars of the people from that old Skype account, and now it's shown as "connected." I don't even see an option to remove the account.

I'm really, really serious about not wanting to use that account, but I don't know how to remove it, and it's freaking me out that I might appear online in that horrible community due to this.

I'm willing to accept any suggestion for getting rid of it. Do I have to remove the People app entirely, along with other useful applications, if I don't want to be logged into that particular Skype account now? Is there any way I could just create a different Skype account to link instead, even if I don't end up using it?

A:My Skype account got linked to the People app: Help!

Hello there!

In the People app, go to Settings, (Start key + C and hit Settings) click on Accounts, then hit Skype, then hit Manage this account online. You should be able then to remove Skype from your Microsoft account.

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Hey !

I would like start off by saying that I know that there are a lot threads about this problem already, but I googled for hours without any success. I tried everything I came across but nothing worked. I have tried the following:
1. Turning "Stereo Mix" off
2. Turning off the built-in microphone "play-back" in the Realtek HD-audio configuration
3. Tried configuring Skype's embedded audio settings
But nothing has worked so far. I only use 2 devices (one for the mic, and one for sound) and it is only those that are active, the rest are disabled.
I have enabled both "Reduction of Noise" and "Acoustic echo off" in the sound card's control panel.
What more is there to try?

I have the onboard sound card on the "MS-7360" mobo.

Thanks in advance!

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Heres the problem: When my friend talks to me he can hear himself. Im pretty sure its something in the sound settings but i dont know what it is. I tried the Skype Live! too and all people can hear themselve because of my mic
 

A:People can hear themselves when talking on Skype because of my headset

Try a friend's headset and see if you still have trouble
 

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However, they can only hear loud sounds.
So for example, if I'm listening to 50% volume on the VLC player, they can hear anything.
If I get it to 100%, they can hear it, but not as clearly as I.
Is this the microphones fault? Because this randomly started happening.

A:People on Skype hear when I play music etc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Leimone


However, they can only hear loud sounds.
So for example, if I'm listening to 50% volume on the VLC player, they can hear anything.
If I get it to 100%, they can hear it, but not as clearly as I.
Is this the microphones fault? Because this randomly started happening.


This will be skype's audio cancelation failing here... its not a problem... I am actually talking on skype now, and I'm getting the same thing, my friend just recieved a text message (I heard the phone vibrate on his desk)... its not a major problem...its just where Skype is not as ... "Inteligent" as we would hope.

Hope this helped

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Hello,

I have a problem with my PC and I was hoping you could help me.

Yesterday evening I was in a Skype call with a couple of other friends of mine and the host ended the call, normally one of us would call back, but this time me and another friend called the group at exactly the same moment. This resulted in a blue screen at me... It wasn't one of those fatal blue screens because my pc still works.
Anyway, when my PC restarted I came to find that my secondary hard disk (D had disappeared from My Computer. Everything was on that HDD, music, pics, documents. I have tried literally everything I can do, as I am not a computer wizz. Google didn't come up with anything helpful. I have tried plugging the SATA cable in again. I have restarted my PC a couple of times. None of this works. I have really no idea on how to fix this problem, and the weird thing is, the HDD still hums when my PC started up, so I assume it still works, but my PC simply doesn't recognize it.... I don't get it. Should I return the HDD to the store?
It's a Samsung HD103SJ.

I really hope one of is able to help me. There are some very important files on the HDD.

Yours sincerely,

Mister N (Maarten)

PS:
-x64
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
-Full Retail

-About 2,5 years old
-Only once. Formatted my whole PC, but that was about a year ago.

A:BSOD after two people calling a Skype group at the same time

Bump.

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Outlook 2010 Prox64. When viewing emails I noticed what I think is called a "People Pane" at the bottom of the message. It can increased/decreased in size with the use of an "arrow" on the right side.

The second installation, on a separate HD, had a People Pane area on the ribbon which allowed me to eliminate the annoying little thing. The 1st install doesn't have this People Pane area so the Pane is still a pain.

Maybe it's a "Beta" thing, but I'd like to be paneless.

Uninstall/Reinstall didn't do it. Any ideas appreciated and rewarded with warm feeling of helping.

A:Outlook 2010 Beta - People Pane

Provided the ribbon is open, from the View tab, right-hand side, People Pane, just shut it off, if in fact that is what you are after.

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Hello.

So if have the latest skype beta version installed and everything works fine besides the mic. I tried conversations and webcam and i can see and hear everything clearly but no one can hear me.
So i went to the sound setting in windows 7 and the mic works fine. I was able to record my voice using the built-in sound recorder. So i then went to the skype audio setting and the right device is selected but it cant hear me.
The mic works fine on windows live messenger, I was able to have a conversation.
Did anyone have this problem? or have an idea on how to fix this??

Thankx in advance for your help.

A:Skype beta and microphone problem

Have you tried going into the tools tab and selecting options and audio settings, you should be able to set up everything from there, mine is all working fine.

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I recently purchased an Icat camera. I have netmeeting software but i cannot figure out how to use it! If i want to make a video call to a friend who has a camera, how do i do it? do i need netmeeting?
 

A:video calls on the net, how do i do it

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hi there

im currenty using MSN messenger live, i have a webcam with mic now if i open the camera up software wise, the picture is great and if i use the sound recorder on win XP the webcam mic pics my voice up perfectly and exelent playback. but when i use msn and i have tuned up the mic and camera under settings, the voice is terrible, stuttery, crackly cuts out, im on 1 meg broadband, i have held the record button on msn down and sends a prerecording of my message great, its just naff doing it live. any ideas or better voice/video messenger's? im guessing its my connection speed holding me back.

thanks in advance
 

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Like many people, I have been using Zoom a lot recently I use Zoom on my Lenovo IdeaPad and I connect a bluetooth headset because I find the built in microphone is not really loud enough. However, every 15 minutes or so, I get an alert that my speaker is not working. At that point I need to turn off my headphones and turn them back on. When I do that, the entire Zoom will freeze. Does anyone know of a way I can fix this?

I have a IdeaPad S340-15IWL. I have been using a LG bluetooth collar.
I also used JBL Endurance Sprint - and the same thing happened.
Today I tried Anker SoundBuds Slim - these had the same issue.
Then Anker SoundBuds had another problem - they work, but when they are connected to my computer, I cannot hear anything through them. I know they work because when I connected it to a phone I was able to hear.
 

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Hey guys. I have a query... i wanted to know if video calls that dont use end to end encryption can be recorded if they pass thru a server even after d call has "ended"..??? Is that possible? The video beinf stored in d server itself in some sort of a hard drive?
 

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