It also provides basic presence and IM, but oddly enough, did not (until recently) store your buddy list centrally (if you run Skype on several machines (and you can run it on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux ), you had to add your contacts manually several times, which was plain stupid).
The protocol used is entirely proprietary and a nuisance to most ISP s and telcos because:
- It’s P2P, providing very good voice quality and low latency while doing NAT traversal like a knife through butter.
- It’s AES encrypted.
|Mar 29||Skype for iPhone: It’s official||Took them a good while. Of course, it will only work over Wi-Fi.|
|Older||Call Recorder plugin for the Mac|
|video4skype||a Windows plugin, now deprecated.|
|Protocol Analysis||Pretty decent, even if outdated.|
|Integrating Skype with the Address Book Book||Where I got the script below (to be placed in your user’s
using terms from application "Address Book" on action property return "phone" end action property on action title for p with e return "Call with Skype" end action title on should enable action for p with e return true end should enable action on perform action for p with e set SKYPEurl to "callto://" & (value of e as string) tell application "Skype" get URL SKYPEurl activate end tell return true end perform action end using terms from
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High-Quality Video Calls
(taken from here )
Using version 188.8.131.52 or newer, find its
config.xml file Video entry (the file is in your
Library/Application Support/Skype/username folder), which should look somewhat like so:
<Video> <Device>Built-in iSight</Device> </Video>
Add capture settings as follows:
<Video> <CaptureWidth>640</CaptureWidth> <CaptureHeight>480</CaptureHeight> <Device>Built-in iSight</Device> </Video>
Obviously, this eats up bandwidth and CPU power…