Skype allows video call Edge without plug-ins

Apr

17

2016

Skype for Web has received support for video calling in the browser without plug-ins required for this. It currently only works on the Edge browser, but support for other browsers is coming.

The plug-in-less version of Skype for Web was announced on the blog of the service. From now on, users of the web service no longer have a plug-in to video calling, as they use at least Edge to surf. For now, the update is only implemented for preview versions of the Edge browser, but soon all users of the Microsoft browser should no plug-in to video calling. Whoever wants to try out the new version should use the Edge browser on Windows 10 in build number 10.0.10586. At the preview version may still occur in some cases prompted for a plug-in, but these issues are addressed in a later version.

According to Skype is also working on compatibility with other browsers. These are Chrome and Firefox, which also get support for Skype for Web without the need for this plug-ins. Skype allows to wait for browser makers Google and Mozilla support for H.264 encoding installation.

To have uses to offer video calling without Edge will need plug-ins objectrtc-api, which is made to allow communication through audio and video. In September offered Microsoft all support for this API in Edge, with the aim of Skype, also owned by Microsoft, support.

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