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No incoming video on Skype app on iPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by theferret, Sep 23, 2011.

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    Hi my wife is in canada with her iPad2 and we are trying to skype form my pc to her iPad. Sound is no problem and I can see her video, but she cannot see mine. I have tested my webcam by logging in to her pc across the desk and calling skype pc-to-pc and works fine so I know I am broadcasting a video signal. I am assuming the Skype App can handle incoming video so is there a setting somewhere that she needs to change to allow the video link?

    Thanks for any advice. Of course would have been smart to sort it out beofre she left!!!

    Mike
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    Is it possible for her to check the bandwidth of the connection she is using? Skype will automatically prioritise audio if the bandwidth is poor and disables video under these conditions.

    Tim
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    Hi tim dumb question but how does she do that? Can you override the audio priority?
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    No - if it is that problem, you can't override it - it's inherent in the encoding protocol - which assumed you wouldn't want video and no audio.

    Is she able to measure the bandwidth of the connection to the Internet - there are several websites that will let you do that - to see what actual data rate she's getting, in case it's something entirely different. To get reasonable video you'll need about 2 Mbps.

    Tim
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    Speedtest X HD from the App Store will check the bandwidth. I use it if/when I get any problems which may be affected by bandwidth.

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    Thanks, Gab..much appreciated.

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    When I tested skype on my ipod, I had a similar issue where I could see my friend, but I couldn't see myself in the small box. I realized that the camera was facing away and not towards me. I quickly toggled the switch and it worked. Do you think that may be part of it? However, now reading your post in more detail-that does not seem to be the problem...Hope you find the solution-I would be interested since I, too would like to skype on my ipad.
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