YM or SKYPE

@mamalev (264)
Philippines
April 7, 2009 3:57am CST
For videocalls which is better, safer more reliable? We've been using ym ever since ancient times lol and the video quality is ancient too and it keeps logging me off everytime I use the webcam. Now we're trying skype and so far the video quality is good but then my mom had a problem with her computer, she couldn't use the internet anymore and she suspects it's because of skype. Any ideas fellow mylotters?
4 responses
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
Skype I think is much better for video and audio conference, YM is kinda laggy. but still I use YM because most of the people I think is using YM and I don't know anyone uses skype ^_~ lol
@mamalev (264)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Hi yes the video with ym makes you look like a robot that's why I wanted to switch to skype for videocalling. But for chatting, it's still ym because it's used by most of my friends.
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
I do use both. They have both advantages and disadvantages. But for now what i wanted to say is that i personally like Skype than Yahoo since the voice is much clearer and the cam is much faster there not unlike in yahoo which is frame by frame on movements if you have a lower connection speed. I also like skype because this is what i used to chat to my parents back home and also i can do PTP connection on computer. Although Yahoo offers a lot of icons and audibles that can make the conversation funny and lively, skype does have some icons too, but not like the audibles that yahoo does. Just tell your mom to download the same skype version that you have. Maybe that is the problem why you get some problems on connecting, not unless there was a virus affecting the pc, since we don't have any problems using skype.
@mamalev (264)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Thanks for your response. My mom actually had her dsl check it out and they said it's her modem which has a problem. I was afraid at first that her laptop may have been conflicktered or something and she's kinda blaming me for asking her to download skype.
• India
7 Apr 09
Well I havent tried skype. I only use Yahoo messenger. Sometimes yahoo messenger sucks but too lazy to donwload skype
@mamalev (264)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Hi! Yeah ym sometimes suck that's why I am looking for better ways to videocall my mom. Actually skype is pretty easy and fast to download.
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
Well, I don't have a skype account but YM can actually give my wants when it comes to video conferences and other thoughts of communications.
@mamalev (264)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
Thanks for responding. Actually a friend of mine told me about skype and it has much better video and audio quality than ym but I don't know if it carries something unsafe that can harm my computer.