San Jose, Calif. — Skype launched a new version of its VoIP software today, adding full-screen video calling and a bandwidth monitoring.
The new release, Version 4.0, supports 30 fps video calling on select systems. It uses a new audio codec that Skype said provides wideband audio quality with half the bandwidth previously required.
Using compatible headsets, the new version of Skype will support super-wideband audio for higher-quality sound.
Version 4.0 also adds a “conversations” tab for tracking multiple instant messages and customizable views.
Skype is owned by eBay.