Skype 4.0 Brings Better Video

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A new version of VoIP solution Skype has hit the Web. New features for Skype 4.0 for Windows most notably include full-screen video calling, but hardcore users of the solution will also appreciate the improved call quality.

To improve the often buggy video and audio calling experience, Skype has included a built-in bandwidth manager. With a connection at 400 Kb/s or higher and a dual-core processor PC, Skype delivers up to 30 frames per second of video - a great fit for those without high-bandwidth connections.

Other features include some modications to the interface itself, namely the Conversations tab, which presents users with the ability to keep track of and switch among several conversations and communication methods - video, audio, SMS - at once.

"This is just the latest example of how Skype is continuing to innovate and improve its software to deliver an even better voice and video calling experience," said Bartlett. "The combination of feedback from tens of thousands of users over the last two years of development has allowed us to create a truly amazing experience that puts the focus on bringing people closer together even when they are continents apart."

A screenshot of the improved full-screen video experience is below:

 
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