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Skype now offers webrtc audio calls on web.skype.com

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2016-07-01 16:20

Hello,
I just wanted to point out that logging in to

https://web.skype.com/en/

Now has working webrtc audio calls directly from the browser on Linux too (tested in Chrome). No plugin required.
Only audio for now it seems.

Just tested it on 2 Debian (one testing, one stable) with Chrome. Echo test call works too.

Note: It DOESN NOT work with the Linux Skype client on the other end. I did not try it against Windows/Mac clients.
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Re: Skype now offers webrtc audio calls on web.skype.com

Postby Danielsan » 2016-07-01 20:39

I have been checking this out for a while, as I far I remember there weren't available plugins for Firefox and Chrome available as for Windows and MacOS.
If now is working at least the audio is a cool step forward.
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Re: Skype now offers webrtc audio calls on web.skype.com

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2016-07-02 05:39

First you needed a plugin that worked on Windows and Mac Os X. Then they made it work on Edge without plugins usong ortc i supppose (plugin needed for the others).
Now they implemented it through webrtc, at least audio for now. As webrtc supports video too, i suppose it is only a matter of time to implement video too.

BTW webrtc suppport was talked about 1-2 years ago by Microsoft/Skype

https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/18/ena ... soft-edge/
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Re: Skype now offers webrtc audio calls on web.skype.com

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2016-07-13 18:20

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Re: Skype now offers webrtc audio calls on web.skype.com

Postby Danielsan » 2016-07-13 19:37

I read most of the comments, too funny... :D

However I think is time to move on toward a new alternative for making videocalls.
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Re: Skype now offers webrtc audio calls on web.skype.com

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2016-07-13 20:07

If you need a really secure/private setup, you should use your own service. Installing an xmpp/jabber server is trivial and does not need any complicated setup. Or host something like jitsi-meet with password/certificate protection. And preferably everything over a vpn...

BTW i did all of the above. :)
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