Skype HD Video Call Requirements
While making video calls, Skype takes into consideration many factors like Internet speed, RAM usage, CPU speed and webcam model to calculate the optimal video resolution. This is known as “auto-scaling”.
By default, Skype can automatically switch to HD video call (1280*720 a.k.a 720p) only on a limited number of certified HD webcam models. If you have a mainstream cheap HD webcam, even if your hardware and Internet speed support HD streaming, you need to force Skype to use higher resolutions in order to get HD Skype video call.
The bad news: you can not do that from the Skype video settings window.
The good news: Now you can force Skype HD Video using my tool to do that hack for you
Download Skype Video Tuner
(68 KB, Windows, works on Skype 5/6 )
Once the payment done (€3,00) you will get the download link.
Using this tool you can force Skype to use higher resolutions and frame per seconds (fps) on your HD webcam. Don’t forget to close Skype before using this tool. Set the desired resolution and fps and open Skype again to check if you cant get Skype HD video calling to work. If something goes wrong you can use the reset button to disable the tweaked video settings. Depending on your HD webcam model, you may need some fine tuning before getting the best quality for your HD Skype video call.
Download this tool for just €3,00 and start streaming Skype HD video right now!
How to check if Skype is using the desired resolution settings?
While your on a video all, click on Call => Call technical info and check the sent video resolution.
In the next article, I’ll talk about the technical mambo-jambo and the factors that can affect Skype video call quality. I’ll show you how to do this hack on MacOS and Linux too. Stay tuned!