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Skype is great. I mean, we were promised videophones
back when I was a kid and all the heroes were wearing tin-
foil suits. Now it's here and it's free.
Skype, of course, shows a small video of yourself, so you
can see what the other person is seeing. Howevertheless,
it's not a true reflection
of what they are seeing, because
bandwidth limitations generally make the transmitted
image blockier and fuzzier. If bandwidth is low, the video
may freeze, and you will never know it.
So, what I would like is the option to have the "self" video
window be more similar to what the other person is
actually seeing. It must be possible for the two computers
to exchange not just video and voice, but also data on the
bandwidth and the consequent degradation of video
||One would think with the high number of dual-monitor setups that people have now that this would be a standard option.
||This could easily be easily achieved quite easily. Look
at yourself in a mirror while talking to the other
person. Recreate what you see using lego. Every few
seconds take your lego creation apart and rebuild it.
||(note to other commenters:
Lego is always singular no matter how many you
Maths is always plural, even if you only have one)
||//Maths is always plural// <tsk> " math's " shirley. Or " math' ".
||Do any American students study mathematic? Are
there any American professors of mathematic? You
see, English (as ever) is correct; American is just a
convenient spray-on version.
||<tsk> the apostrophe was my slightly curved point.
||Even if it wasn't, the 's' isn't a pluralization.