Sending Canned Video Via Skype
January 1, 2011 4:00 PM   Subscribe

I'm about to video Skype for the first time, using my macbook pro's built-in isight camera. The person I'm Skyping with has never met me, but has a whacky sense of humor, so I thought it might be amusing to start out by feeding in a few seconds of stock video of a hunky male stripper (cutting it off, and replacing it with my geeky real self, long before it gets lewd). Is there any way to do this?
posted by Quisp Lover to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Do you have another screen you could play the video on, before turning your laptop around to reveal yourself? That seems like probably the easiest way to do it if the input is through the isight.
posted by Sara C. at 4:29 PM on January 1, 2011

I think so. It's the screen sharing feature within skype. You should be able to stream your desktop through that, just make sure you have an up to date version and follow the instructions.
posted by jng at 5:53 PM on January 1, 2011

Wow, that was easier than I expected. Thanks, jng!
posted by Quisp Lover at 6:05 PM on January 1, 2011

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