[Dclug] Installing Skype on Linux
erodrig97.list at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 12:32:24 EDT 2012
Speak freely does not do video.
There are several open source things out there. Also there are a few
web sites like aol video that do things inside a browser, but they can
eat up CPU too.
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Edmond Rodriguez
<erodrig97.list at gmail.com> wrote:
> Skype may be your best bet to stay compatible with other users. I am
> surprised it's not installing so well. I too have been seeking older
> version of it... though hard to know what to trust if not from the
> Skype folks.
> I am seeking alternatives. I wish I could say "speak freely" which is
> really old and needs a little creativeness to deal with NATS. Speak
> Freely is amazing (though too old I guess). It still works, and if
> you find someone else that wants to use it and share IP addresses (at
> least one person has to configure a port on the router). But it does
> not really have the tools to just "see who is there". It used to I
> guess. Other problem is that people just don't use it any more.
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Charles R. Kiss
> <charles at kissbrothers.com> wrote:
>> On Monday 23 July 2012 10:59:38 (Edmond Rodriguez) wrote:
>> >Sound alone tears into the CPU... older version did not do that....
>> >other software allows you to choose your codecs, so you can compromise
>> >between quality and a cpu time.... I really miss that ability to
>> >choose my codec... skype has you locked into their own algorithms
>> >automatically making choices.
>> Edmond, what "other software" is out there that you like? Shortly after
>> installing skype I got a KDE message that a card was being ignored; then lost
>> sound until a reboot.
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