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Looking for HD video calling programs

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Anyone know if Skype or discord can provide HD1080 video calls? If not are there any free alternatives? Preferably available in both windows and Android. 

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Skype provides that. But you need:

1. a video camera that supports 1080p at the sending end, and a screen with at least 1080 resolution (I.e. 1920x 1080 pixels) at the receiving end.

2. an Internet connection that supports about 2 Mbps (Megabits per second) or better… as the download speed for the person watching, and as the upload speed for the person sending the video at 1080p.

3. CPU power at the sending end to encode and send at 1080p, and CPU power at the receiving end to decode and render at 1080p. If you want 1080p simultaneously in both directions then the CPU power requirements will be greater again.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, SmGroWs said:

Skype provides that. But you need:

1. a video camera that supports 1080p at the sending end, and a screen with at least 1080 resolution (I.e. 1920x 1080 pixels) at the receiving end.

2. an Internet connection that supports about 2 Mbps (Megabits per second) or better… as the download speed for the person watching, and as the upload speed for the person sending the video at 1080p.

3. CPU power at the sending end to encode and send at 1080p, and CPU power at the receiving end to decode and render at 1080p. If you want 1080p simultaneously in both directions then the CPU power requirements will be greater again.

how about on mobile?

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9 hours ago, williamcll said:

how about on mobile?

Same thing. Though if you can watch 1080p videos from Youtube or any other streaming service without it lagging, you are good to go.

 

E: Whether the end result looks 1080p or not is more about bitrate than anything else. I think Skype normal versions lock it down to save bandwidth. Discord for example provides better quality, so does Hangouts.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 2/15/2019 at 10:18 PM, LoGiCalDrm said:

Same thing. Though if you can watch 1080p videos from Youtube or any other streaming service without it lagging, you are good to go.

 

E: Whether the end result looks 1080p or not is more about bitrate than anything else. I think Skype normal versions lock it down to save bandwidth. Discord for example provides better quality, so does Hangouts.

I cannot see any video settings on mobile

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On 2/17/2019 at 3:15 PM, williamcll said:

I cannot see any video settings on mobile

Yeah, I guess they will scale it automatically. So as long as camera is good for it, and connection is good for it, it will be 1080p. Google has Duo app which claims to be HD, but I don't know if it forces HD or not.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 hours ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

Yeah, I guess they will scale it automatically. So as long as camera is good for it, and connection is good for it, it will be 1080p. Google has Duo app which claims to be HD, but I don't know if it forces HD or not.

I will check again

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