Last Updated: Oct 07,2010
I was wondering if anyone uses the Qik or Fring apps to make video calls? What are your experiences?
Pretty fun for me
I get no sound with qik.
I've used qik its just having to press the talk button is annoying.
I played around with Qik, but the privacy settings I couldn't figure out. My wife setup a Qik account as well, and we thought it'd be cool to share video, but I basically couldn't figure out how to make a video private to everyone but a specific Qik user. Only wanted to link to Facebook and all that. Probably just me being an idiot.
Anyways, getting a video uploaded was cake, it was fairly smooth and near instant streaming.
Yea, i've messed around with it. I switched from the Evo and had pretty good success with Fring and lousy with Qik. Now on the epic, i've tried video calling friends who have the Evo with Fring. They look pretty good, apparently my video looks terrible; super low framerate if at all and so blocky it's difficult to make out an image. We then tried Qik which had some interesting spherical abberations to the image coming through the lens but seemed to work better than fring (better/smaller compression).
I know that the evo has a 1.3megapixel ffc and the epic has a vga resolution (720x480) but that can't account to the major disparity between the two. Suddenly it hit me; that dang 3g upload cap i've been hearing so much about. To test the theory, I connected to 4g and yes Fring seemed to be working much better. Looking forward to this supposed 3g cap update today(ish?).
Just some info I thought might pertain to the convo.
send the video inside the qik app by hitting messages... then compose... when you hit record new make sure the lock on the right is in the locked position that will make the video private between you two...
Im sure once the upload speeds are fixed for the epic the video quality will improve for whoever you are talking too... try it again after the fix in a few days and let us know how it worked.
Please try this new app from the Android market - Tango.
It is a pretty cool app like the FaceTime. It works on different Android devices. For example, Epic 4G connecting to HTC Hero. I bet it will be better if I connect it to HTC Evo. It also works on the iPhone device too. Check it out.
i thought i read somewhere they may be a pc client too - which fring/qik don't offer. it does seem a bit buggy but promising!
qik working inbound on our epics but not outbound, and working fine on or evo out and in, is what make me realize 3g up was broken on epic.
Qik update was released a few days ago. Make sure to get it!
I did a Qik video call with my brother in Michigan earlier today. He has an Evo and it worked flawlessly. Other than the few skipped frames (which were probably caused by my low wifi signal) I have no complaints. I doubt i'll be video calling using Sprints 1xRTT in Shreveport because I know that will be purefoolishness.com.
i tried Tango - worked pretty good - and was able to chat with an iPhone 4 user.
just saw an article that skype app is available now, although it's hit and miss for galaxy s devices.
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