Skype To Make Creating and Sharing Media Presentations Easier

Skype is apparently working on technology to help users create media presentations from the Skype window itself. In a patent recently published by eBay, the company explains the problems in the current form of creating media presentations. The inventors write

“a user must typically purchase conventional media presentation software, which may be expensive, create a media presentation with the conventional media presentation software, which is often time consuming, upload the file for the media presentation, and then post a link to a file for online access to the created media presentation, which may require security features.”

To make creation and distribution of media presentations easy, the inventors are working on an interface that will help them create media presentations from the Skype window itself. They write

“a system for publishing and/or sharing media presentations over a network comprises a service component adapted to interface with a user over the network and one or more distribution channels over the network, a collect module adapted to gather media resources based on user input, a create module adapted to create a media presentation with the media resources based on user input, and a publish module adapted to distribute the media presentation to the one or more distribution channels via the network.”

The inventors say that users may be able to notify the recipients as the documents are published by emailing them or by offering them a distinct URL to view the document or even distribute it by embedding a source code.

How do you think this technology will improve Skype? Please tell us in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Skype To Make Creating and Sharing Media Presentations Easier”

  1. Thank you so much for this post.

    Big deal for me when I need to make presentations remotely in Skype is internet speed. To show a short video or 10 slides sometimes speads out to an hour of mine and viewer’s time.
    Just sharing your screen is not effective, so for me is very important that all participant will be able to watch, listen and use in further my documents with no limits. Mostly I show my mindmaps and projects presentations via Skype (I use ConceptDraw software for it), it works with ConceptDraw easy and fast irrespectively the internet speed, because my file is loading to viewers computers and is used by program, not by network. All the participants can view and discuss in same time. Priceless option for me. Highly recommend.

  2. I think that new technology would be a huge improvement, Screen sharing sometimes has a bad result when you connect to customers all over the world. I’m also using ConceptDraw at the moment as they have added this Skype integration with presentations. I think having both these tools at one hand would be a big help for sales people and teams.

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