Friday, May 06, 2011

Google voice and video v2.0.7

Today, we released the 2.0.7 update for the Google voice and video chat software. All current installations will automatically update within the next day or two. If you do not want to wait, you can visit and re-run the installer.

You can use your Gmail account to find out what version is currently installed. Simply go to the Gmail Settings page and look under the "Chat" tab. You will see the plugin version under the "Learn more" link, in small type.

It's been several weeks since our last release, so there's a lot of new stuff:
  • Fixed crashes on:
    • Mac OS X - Firefox 4 when resizing popped-out 1:1 call
    • Mac OS X - Safari when ending a call
    • Windows XP when starting a call
  • Fixed several crashes within Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator during a call
  • Fixed an issue where we could misinterpret a camera image format, resulting in green-tinted video.
  • Improved rendering performance in many situations.
  • Improved audio performance in high CPU situations, and fixed issue where audio could become corrupted in such situations when using Windows.
  • Optimized Mac video encoding and decoding performance.
  • Enabled use of "Video chat enhancements" lab on systems without video hardware acceleration.
  • Improved media performance when connected using TCP.
  • Improved hot-plugging and unplugging support for cameras, speakers, and microphones.
  • Preferred devices are now remembered even if unavailable, in case they become available again.
  • Added support for specifying a port range to use when making media connections, to simplify enterprise firewall configuration.
  • Reduced number of steps to install on Mac.
  • Fixed an issue where the Mac uninstaller would not uninstall itself.
If you're on 2.0.7 and still having a problem, please take a look at the Google Chat Help Center, or report the issue on the Google Voice and Video Help Forum. You can also tweet @GoogleChat or @juberti, or email me using the "Email Justin" link above.

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