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General GOOD NEWS - Skype w/ Video now works!

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  1. ckelly33

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    I saw an update to Skype this morning and seeing as they've ben adding video to their phones lately, I checked it out. If you go into settings and sheck the enable video box, yo'll get a warning that says the device hasn't been certified....but it works!!!

    I just saw an article pointing out that it works for T-Mobile users, but it is for the Wi-Fi too, probably ALL Galaxy Tab 10.1's.
     

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    Sorry, new to this tab... can someone tell me how to find "go into settings and check the enable video box"

    I opened Skype and I do not see any settings options and in the main settings menu I couldn't find it... thanks!


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    Open and sign in. On the 1st blue screen (has the share box at the top and the "contacts" "recent" "call phones" and "profile" icons. Then press the menu button (looks like 3 horizontal lines in the bottom left corner of the screen), click settings, then scroll down and check the Enable video calling check box.

    I just tried between my Atrix and then my laptop, works great :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Has anyone actually used the video. I just tried a video chat on skype and it would not work. I have enabled the option in the menu and I turned the video on during the call. My wife on the other end said that it looks like the video is trying to start but then it fails. Any ideas?

    Update: It would seem that it was due to my wife not having the latest version of skype on her computer.
     
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    I have tried it myself (all devices on wifi) between by Atrix and Tab; Tab and laptop; Atrix and Laptop; all work better than expected. not as 100% smooth as facetime, but darn close enough.

    Glad to hear you got it working though
     
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    Thanks for tips on the skype issues. These issues been boring my a few week. Still new at this tab. Cheers! BTW Merry Xmas n Happy New Year to u. Thanks.
     
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    I used video Skype the other day in Michigan to talk to my daughter in Hawaii. Worked pretty good.
     

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