|Skype?||Eric Bernard||5/1/12 6:41 AM|
Is it possible to run Skype on a chromebook somehow?
|Skype?||David Cho||5/1/12 6:55 AM|
For text chat, you can use imo.im
|Re: Skype?||Tickmc||5/1/12 8:13 AM|
My family (and everyone else I know) are using GooglePlus Hangouts as they are much better - you can get up to 10 users on the screen at once. Share fun stuff - take a look.
|Re: Skype?||steve||5/1/12 1:15 PM|
Skype isn't possible, but google chat extension now has dial pad for making calls for free in US. Great addition to chrome.
|Re: Skype?||Dylan Hewlett||5/1/12 4:26 PM|
Even though Google+ hangouts or Gtalk Video chat is better in my opinion, there actually a way to video chat using IMO. It is extremely buggy, but it's possible to log into your Skype account and not only chat and voice call, but video chat as well.
|Re: Skype?||Eric Bernard||5/7/12 7:40 PM|
Thank you. I've recently tried skyping from IMO a couple times, and it seems like we can receive each other's video calls, but when we click the answer button, nothing happens. ANy advice on how to resolve that?
|Re: Skype?||Dylan Hewlett||5/7/12 9:29 PM|
Not the slightest idea, sorry. You could send IMO a bug report, but I don't think that'll do anything.
|Re: Skype?||Shaughn||5/8/12 5:41 AM|
A long ways back i looked at this same question, IMO never worked for me and apparently they havent fixed it in all this time. skype is evil now that its owned by microsoft anyways :P but as of now skype is a local application so it works on normal computers and some mobiles (well some tvs and consoles too just check the picture :P ) unless skype eventually makes a webapp, we are out of luck. ANYWAYS the only work around right now that i know of would be to put an OS that runs skype on your chromebook like windows or linux. But id agree with some other people and say to just use G+ hangouts or gtalk. (or also there are websites like tinychat or stickam that do video chats)
|Re: Skype?||Patrick Horn||5/10/12 11:42 PM|
I'm actually one of the engineers working on the imo.im app, and I just ran across this thread on the chromebook list :)
There are two issues at play with video calls:
One issue is the fact that Chromebooks ship with two versions of Adobe Flash. The default sadly does not support audio/video. We have a blog post describing how to switch your version of Adobe Flash so that it works with imo. Check it out here: http://blog.imo.im/2011/06/how-to-make-imo-audiovideo-chat-work-on.html
The other issue is that we do not support receiving video natively on skype -- if you try to answer the call, it may be audio-only. To make a video call, you must invite the buddy to a Video chat from the dropdown in the conversation window.
I hope this helps -- please let us know if things are still not working right on chromebook. (Also, I would suggest making a test call if possible. If you see things are not working right--especially hearing the two ding sounds right after each other), then flash is probably still not accepting the microphone input for some reason.
Also, feel free in the future to send us feedback with the link at the bottom of imo.im
|Re: Skype?||Raccoon||5/11/12 12:14 PM|
Thanks for actual input from someone who works there. But on switching the plugins there is one simple issue, the newer (dev/beta) versions of Chrome OS only ship with the default plugin now. What shall we do once it hits stable?
|Re: Skype?||Kristen Mcgourty||6/27/12 5:51 AM|
So I feel very out of the loop. I am trying to participate in a conference call via skype this friday. I was told to download skype premium. There is a drop down menu for different versions of linux. I don't care if I can see everyone, some people will be at the meeting and lots more will be calling. what is my best option to be able to participate, I am bit clueless
|Re: Skype?||flyboy55||7/11/12 2:51 AM|
The latest chromebook update changed the flash version. Could IMO take another look with the latest chromebook image? about:pluins shows only one version of flash. It is Flash - Version: 188.8.131.52; Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31