Continuing with what’s slowly becoming an obsession for me, the task of finding a video chat solution that actually works worth a damn between Macs and PCs, it appears that the folks at SightSpeed are releasing their newest version tonight. Why do I care? Because rumor has it that version 5.0 brings with it a huge improvement in the quality of the video, an improvement that might hold cross-platform promise. (That PC Magazine review is a bit over the top, though, with comments like “No other services, not even those from the big guys (AOL, Microsoft, Skype, and Yahoo!, among others), have developed their video codecs to the degree that SightSpeed has” — the author’s prior experience is clearly limited to PC-only apps, and has neglected to see the remarkable quality and performance that comes from an iSight-to-iSight conversation over AIM.) As before, as soon as I can get my hands on SightSpeed 5.0 (and a little chunk of time), I’ll give it a test and report back.


Let me know how it works out :)

• Posted by: The SightSpeed Guy on Jul 27, 2006, 3:09 PM
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