Skype Video Call: Where are we exactly?

Discussion in 'Vizio Tablets' started by rubeninfl, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. rubeninfl

    rubeninfl Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    United States
    Tablet / Device:
    vizio tablet
    I downloaded skype app completely expecting the video call to not work and sure enough, my video was dark and sideways (landscape). I really wasn't able to find any information about an update to skype that would allow video calls to work on our tablet. Does anyone know if there are any plans to come up with one or are we just stuck? I know that ooVoo works, but I spent so much time trying to get all my friends and family on Skype.....I don't know if I can get them all to switch to ooVoo.
     
  2. imhumanoid

    imhumanoid Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Tablet / Device:
    Vizio Vtab!
    I did the same thing, downloaded it expecting it not to work.

    Well I find the sideways video thing kind humerus cause it gets me some pretty funny comments.

    I do wish the skype thing would get fixed, because I use skype on my tablet more than I do my computer. I get better call quality and the mic on both ends is clearer. Thet connection is so much better than on my computer.

    The dark video thing, all I have found out for that is to go outside where there is bright light. :/
     
  3. bkaler

    bkaler Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2011
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    What should work is to hold the tablet upside down. I know that is a bit silly, but it's really not a big deal at all either also. No idea to fix the dark video other than make sure you have lots of light, that's kind of a common problem with webcams however.
     
  4. vxBRIANxv

    vxBRIANxv Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Kearns, UT
    Tablet / Device:
    VTAB1008
    I've been searching threads in Skype Community, nothing yet on this issue, wroks great, just.. sideways. I tried flipping the tablet all 4 ways and still had either upside down or sideways
     
  5. JoelWUpchurch

    JoelWUpchurch Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Florida
    Tablet / Device:
    Vizio vtab1008
    I had a friend over tonight with her vtab. I told her about the orientation problem. I installed Skype on her vtab and we started a session and I was shocked to discover when I rotated the screen to portrait we were correctly oriented to each other. Apparently two wrongs do make a right. :) This is handy since she is giving her daughter a vtab for Christmas.
     
  6. chicobiker

    chicobiker Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    Chico
    Tablet / Device:
    Vizio tablet
    Just tried the new skype that came out yesterday (2.6 I think) and still have to turn tablet upside down to look right on my wife's computer.
     
  7. alucard9114

    alucard9114 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    San Diego
    Tablet / Device:
    VIZIO VTAB1008
    Try the new Google + with hang outs released today.

    Sent from my DROID using Tapatalk
     
  8. boxcar73

    boxcar73 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    When will Skype be fixed? Over 1700 views without any response. C'mon Vizio! LISTEN !!!
     
  9. Klingercrazy

    Klingercrazy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Tablet / Device:
    vizio vtab1008
    I was told that skype is aware of the problem and are working to fix it.

    Sent from my VTAB1008 using Android Tablet Forum
     
  10. boxcar73

    boxcar73 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Please, give us the details... Did you talk to Skype?
     
  11. BarryD9545

    BarryD9545 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Tablet / Device:
    VTab
    Just got the Skype update, and a new feature allows rotating the video all the way around so the video is right side up.

    It's an option from the video button during a call, and then remembers the orientation.

    Sure, I'd rather see the adjustment in a earlier setup screen, but I'll take it where I can get it!!
    :D
    Yay Skype!!!

    Sent from my VTAB1008
     
  12. BPisMe

    BPisMe Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Boston
    Tablet / Device:
    Vizio VTAB1008
    I just loaded the latest version of Skype on my VTAB...released 3 days ago ... version 2.9.0.95. I do not see the option to rotate my outgoing picture. I looked while on a video call. The Camera button only showed the options for "Front Camera" and "Turn off Video". Could you provide a little more detail.

    Thanks...Brad
     
  13. boxcar73

    boxcar73 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Now over 2,000 views to this thread! C'mon Skype! What's the hold up?
     
  14. eracer

    eracer Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    62
    Location:
    USA
    Tablet / Device:
    Visio VTAB
    It works, but you can only rotate the camera BEFORE the other party answers the call..... Once the video call is connected, the option goes away. Silly, but there you have it. Works in both orientations.

    Sent from my VTAB1008 using Android Tablet Forum
     
  15. BPisMe

    BPisMe Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Location:
    Boston
    Tablet / Device:
    Vizio VTAB1008
    I just tried...no go. I selected call with video. Then while it was still ringing, I pressed the camera button. Nothing happened...as if I did not press the button.

    I tried it a few times. Same deal each time.

    Hmmm...
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
email 25798
,
fix android skype zoom in video call problem
,
how to fix sideways webcam in skype in tablet android
,
i look sideways on skype
,
rotation skype video
,
skype android camera zoom and dark
,
skype camera zoom out android
,
skype is zooming in while call samsung android
,
skype tablet camera zooms in
,
skype tablet video zoom
,
skype video is sideways during call
,
skype video is sideways how to rotate
,
skype video zoom out tablet
,

skype zoomed in video on android

,
skyper 1700 android downloade
,
tablet cam too zoomed in on skype fix
,
why samsung front camera zoom too much on skype
,
zoomed in camera on skype on android tablet