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August 17, 2012 | 3:57 pm

Hi all,

I’m brewing on a patch which uses a skypein incoming call as a bang trigger for video playback. Any ideas on how to get the best comunication going between skypein and max?


August 17, 2012 | 6:46 pm

If you’re on a Mac, you can tell Skype to do things (and request info from Skype, I think) using Applescript, which you can use with the [shell] (free) or [tap.applescript] (paid). I’m not sure if you can get the information you need like that, but it might be worth a go.

If you can make use of it, you can get audio from Skype using Soundflower. I’ve not really tried to get video from it before, but I suppose you could use [jit.desktop] or maybe Syphon (not sure on that one).

August 18, 2012 | 9:02 am

What a great idea! Thanks dickmedd.
I don’t need any audio or video from skype, just the end call and answer call commands. So one of these will do just fine :-)

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