March 22nd, 2007 by Keith

Skype Beta Now Available

Posted in Audio, Beta, Business Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Video, Web Apps, Windows

Skype 3 for Windows

The next beta version of Skype version 3.1 is now available. There are a couple of changes in this beta release.

Change Log

  • * Known Issue: API: cannot set default video device
  • * Known Issue: API: app2app connection is not established if other party is not in your buddy list
  • * bugfix: API: OPEN CHAT command was not working
  • * bugfix: My pictures gave wrong error message when broken picture was used
  • * bugfix: Adding a png image as a profile image caused repeated error message
  • * bugfix: High CPU and an error message with double-byte languages when creating public chat

Note that, this is still currently under beta development, it is advised not to implement it on production machine.

System Requirement

  • * PC running Windows 2000 or XP. (Windows 2000 users require DirectX 9.0 for video calls).
  • * Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
  • * Speakers and microphone – built-in or separate.
  • * To make video calls you’ll need a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and of course a webcam.
  • * We also recommend that you have at least a 400 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM and 15 MB free disk space on your hard drive.

Skype Beta for Windows can be downloaded here. Builds for other platforms are also available, i.e. Linux or Macintosh.

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