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A trojan for Skype

A trojan for Skype

Posted Sep 3, 2009 17:50 UTC (Thu) by droundy (subscriber, #4559)
In reply to: A trojan for Skype by rwmj
Parent article: A trojan for Skype

Agreed. I used ekiga for over a year to meet with students I advise, and we never were able to get the audio to be consistently comprehensible, and ended up just chatting on the phone much of the time. We're now using skype, and it works way better. I hate the fact that I'm using nasty proprietary software running a proprietary protocol, but it works, and ekiga doesn't.


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A trojan for Skype

Posted Sep 3, 2009 20:31 UTC (Thu) by davide.del.vento (guest, #59196) [Link]

Yes, I hate skype, but ekiga is just terrible and useless. I was able (without much effort) to have it working on my computer and a on a couple of friends' ones. But the voice quality is bad, and the video is painful worst. On the same network skype works just fine (unfortunately, because I hate it!)

A trojan for Skype

Posted Sep 3, 2009 21:46 UTC (Thu) by Cato (subscriber, #7643) [Link]

This is most likely down to the Global IP Sound codec licensed by Skype, which is highly resistant to packet loss, delivering pretty good quality on a range of connections as well as being the same on all Skype clients. I also find it better than the expensive Nortel VoIP softphone client that I use for work - also SIP based, but the real issue is the codecs.


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