Is it possible to do video calls on iPad 2 to pc?

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    Is it possible to do video calls on iPad 2 to pc ? If so what app / software would I need. I'm going away soon and I really want to get this sorted out so I can chat and see the family on my iPad while I'm away.

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    You might want to try Skype.
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    +1 to Skype. Its the only app I know that you can use video calling on, I use it on my iphone 4 sometimes.
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    I'm logged into skype literally 24/7 on my iPad, and video connected to clients and head office for at least 5 hours every day. It's great as you can still chat to your recipient with it whilst it's running in the background whilst other apps are running on top :)
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    Thanks guys so your saying the iPhone app for Skype will do the trick on the iPad ?
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    It will, but because the iPhone screen is much smaller, Skype will appear much smaller on the iPad screen. There is a 2x icon you can select, but the image is somewhat distorted when it fills the iPad screen.

    PS. Hopefully one day soon there will be a dedicated app for the iPad. Since the launch of the iPad2, which includes the camera (webcam), an app must be in the works.
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    Facetime can do it.
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    Do people on both sides if the conversation need to have Facetime? Or can the other person, if they don't have an iPad, use Skype on a computer while you use Facetime?
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    No, both need FaceTime. If your conversation is with you and a PC you need Skype. I have to admit though, Skype is not great on the iPad. The video is quite distorted and I found FaceTime to be much more reliable and clear. But FaceTime is an apple app, so is you conversation is with a PC, than Skype is the way to go.
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    Many thanks for the help peoples, I set up Skype on both (ipad & wifes pc) last night it's all good!... I agree tho that a dedicated iPad app for Skype would be pretty cool.

    Anyways all sorted so cheers.
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    No reason why not. Most peeps are convinced that now MS own skype the Apple app will be a non starter. That's contradictory to what MS said when they acquired Skype. They said they'd continue to closely support and invest in Skype on all non Microsoft platforms.
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    You cam use oovoo it is a universal video client it works with android iPhone iPad iPod touch pc Mac and Linux

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    Is oovoo cross app? Does it allow you to chat with skype contacts or Facebook contacts? Or is it only oovoo to oovoo contact? Because if it is I wager that more than likely 0 % of your friends will have it installed.
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    Yahoo Messenger

    The latest version of Yahoo messenger gives you iPad2 to PC video calling. Plus you can swtich from the front to rear camera as you can in facetime.

    Also I found that the picture quality using messenger was far better than skype when chatting to UK
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    Download Vtok and you can video chat with gmail users on a PC.
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    One of my daughters has an iPad2 and I have an iPad1, and we talk frequently on Skype as she is overseas. I can see her, but obviously she can't see me (fortunate for her, lol). I also have Skype installed on my PC, with video working both ways when I use that.

    It will be interesting to see what MS does with Skype; let's hope they don't mess with it too much as it is very useful, works well and is the most widely-used way to make video calls. It is good that there are other programs gaining ground and getting more market share, as this should help to keep Skype/MS on its toes.
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    It is and most of my friends have it.

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    So I can fire up oovoo, and call my skype based clients/friends with it, and they answer on their end using skype?

    That's not what the app seems to do. It's looking to invite friends and make friends join oovoo itself.

    I'm looking for a oovoo to skype or face book connection. Hense my question.

    Or am I wrong?
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    No I thought you meant something else, your right.

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