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Default Why Have a Webcam if you can't Run Skype? - 06-10-2009, 07:10 PM

I have Ubuntu 9.0.4 installed on my Dell Mini 12 and I installed Skype.

It runs but when I try to video conference with a friend the CPU can't handle the video streaming and audio together. It's too choppy to use or understand what the other person is saying.

So why have a webcam if the CPU is not strong enough to support video conferencing?
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Default 06-10-2009, 08:16 PM

google video chat works pretty nicely

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Default 06-11-2009, 03:59 PM

My Mini 12 works perfectly with Ubuntu 9.04 and Skype. Also works perfectly under Windows XP.

Check to see if anything is running in the background chewing up resources.
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Default 06-12-2009, 05:48 AM

skype in general tends to run slow. video chats aren't the crispist. i'm running xp though, best of luck.
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skype, video conferencing

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