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Qik on HTC Evo 4G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pingpongboss, May 21, 2010.

  1. pingpongboss

    pingpongboss Well-Known Member
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    YouTube - Qik on HTC Evo 4G

    Vid taken from Motorola Droid.

    Playing around with Qik for a bit. I was under the impression that Qik is supposed to provide 2-way "vid chat", which it doesn't. It uses your Evo's FRONT camera (not the 8 megapixel cam on the back) or BACK camera to stream a live video to the web.

    As you can see, there is noticeable lag. I don't think it's possible to view the live stream on another smartphone using either the browser or Qik. I can only view my live video feed from my desktop.
     

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  2. wase4711

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    i dont think they have released the video chat software for the evo yet;
    I've used it on my Incredible for a few weeks, and it works very nice, but the video chat software is supposed to be completely different than the "regular" Qik..
     
  3. jtemple42000

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    wase is correct, the two way video chat software is not currently available.

    I would imagine that even after the actual video chat software is available, it will probably still have some issues.

    I have been using Qik for a few years. It's fun to use once in a while, but seemed to lag about 30-60 seconds behind on the web page. Maybe if I had the 4g coverage it may work better or maybe not. The software has a buffer that it fills before it starts to upload to the web page. After I stop recording, it usually continues to upload of another 30-60 seconds. That is were the lag you are talking about comes from.
     
  4. NiCK Crush

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    that looks pretty cool
     
  5. pingpongboss

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    Hmm interesting. I can't wait until the actual 2-way video chat client arrives.
     
  6. Aridon

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    Well two buffers could easily account for 30-60 second lag.
     
  7. jvs60

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    in the pocket now apps review they show the video chat app working on that phone
     
  8. Nathy321

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    yea starting June 4, Qik will have mobile to mobile video chat, and mobile to PC as well, it's not available as of yet
     
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