This is just a quick post about some problems I had with video calling on Skype recently.
If you aren‘t sure how to make a video call on the new Skype (version 6) please read the walk through on the Skype website here.
So my problem was that, although I had previously tested my built-in Macbook camera was working (but not running in the background) and I could even see myself under the Audio/Video tab in Skype Preferences, every time I pressed the video call button it tried its best to switch to video and then reverted back to voice call.
I really didn‘t understand what was going wrong. As usual I turned to the internet for help, but in the end I managed to solve it myself with a few pointers to the reasons causing the problems. Continue reading