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Skype data question

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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Ok I have no idea how skype works when it comes to streaming video and the amount of data it takes.

I want to know how much it takes to do video....... I dont know the term for the data lol all I can say is mb or whatever letter combo it is for video.

I want to talk to my bf overseas but he has limited streaming per month so I want to get an idea of what skype takes for a video..

sorry if this is vague, im not a computer data person




posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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I think depending on the camera(hd or not) you will end up using maybe 5 megs a minute streaming 2 way video. Could be as low as 2.5megs. I would say download a usage meter and just run a one minute video call and do the math. You can pick up a freeware meter online easy.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by drivers1492
I think depending on the camera(hd or not) you will end up using maybe 5 megs a minute streaming 2 way video. Could be as low as 2.5megs. I would say download a usage meter and just run a one minute video call and do the math. You can pick up a freeware meter online easy.


Thank you!!!! I will try that and when he is up I will let him know


He lives overseas so webcam is all we have to see each other and if we can get 15mins a month in Im happy



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Sure thing. Another consideration as well is maybe looking into other video chat apps. I really don't use any but skype and paltalk so I cant direct you there but you may find one that uses less data.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by drivers1492
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Sure thing. Another consideration as well is maybe looking into other video chat apps. I really don't use any but skype and paltalk so I cant direct you there but you may find one that uses less data.


Thanks
I will look into it!

The only webcam program I have ever used was skype, so I will look and see what else is available. Thanks again!



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