Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] Skype Video???

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 09:14:12PM +0000, Conrad Beckert wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 3. Mai 2005 10:45 schrieb Jouni Lohikoski iki fi:
> > , Skype will have bigger and bigger userbase
> > and more steady position as a de facto standard video conferencing
> > system. 
> Skype, Video??? I must have missed the news :-) As far as I know, and from 
> what's on Skype's website, it is audio only.

You are right, my mistake. But nevertheless, Skype is the de facto
IP-phone and the masses just wait patiently when they will support video
too. Do not doubt it won't happen.

> >We are late, perhaps too late, already.<
> No, early :-) Gnomemeetings main competitors are Yahoo! MSN "videocats". It 
> would have to show, that it does the job better.

You cannot say early, as there is no working NAT compatible GM for MS Windows
currently. I guess they use Yahoo and MSN videochat nowadays. But the
userbase for Skype is huge and growing fast. When video feature is
integrated to that, there is no point having GM for Windows anymore.

// jouni

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