View Full Version : Skyping using Apple

11-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Skype video drops out when Skyping from Apple to Apple but works ok when Skyping Apple to Microsoft...Any ideas please?

11-05-2013, 05:12 PM
Is it from the same Mac, just dual-booting? What version of OSX?

11-05-2013, 05:47 PM
The latest version of Skype for osx can be a bit flakey, Skype won't recognise webcam if some other app had used it and not closed down. This is a Skype problem not osx. There have been other issues with the latest release but yours sounds like a connection problem unless its the same machine

11-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Is it from the same Mac, just dual-booting? What version of OSX?

Not sure of the osx version but will find out.
My neighbour can Skype me with no problems and I have Windows 7. She can also Skype another friend who also has a Microsoft System but she cannot Skype any friends who have an Apple computer as the Video drops out immediately, however the sound is ok.
Thanks for your interest

11-05-2013, 07:34 PM
Skype is possibly the buggiest piece of software available for any platform. Period. You should test against multiple systems of the same OS (ie 2 different macs, 2 different pcs) to determine if it is an OS related problem or not. It could also be a configuration problem but chances are it's just Skype being crap.

11-05-2013, 08:11 PM
Try something like a Google Hangout and see if that works?