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

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  1. obi

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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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  2. Elwood58

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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 :)
     
  5. obi

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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.
     
  10. obi

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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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