Video is flipped upside down on the Skype for Windows Mobile 10 Universal app

Video is flipped upside down on the Skype for Windows Mobile 10 Universal app
Some users of the Skype Universal Windows Platform app for Windows 10 Mobile are noticing that a bug is flipping the image for video calls upside down. One complaint, posted on a community forum, came from a man who used the app on his Lumia 950 XL to call his Wife's Lumia 950. The couple used the front-facing camera on each of their Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets, and both received the video stream upside down.

Ironically, even though the app is made for the Universal Windows Platform, the PC version of it is not experiencing the same issue. According to some Windows 10 Mobile users, the bug that flips the video upside down affects all handsets running the platform. While Microsoft has tried to exterminate the bugs by updating the app, up to now it has been to no avail. There is one suggested workaround. The bug disappears in landscape mode.

The sad thing here is that Microsoft owns Skype, so you would think that it would be able to offer an app for Windows Mobile 10 without issues. On the other hand, the company does make more money licensing its Android apps than it ever made selling Windows Phones, so perhaps this never was a priority.

Priority or not, Microsoft is still planning on fixing Windows 10 Mobile bugs so there could be another attempt to send out an update that corrects the upside down images. Until then, if you are using a Windows 10 Mobile phone, you might want to make Skype video calls in landscape.


source: MSPoweruser

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15 Comments

1. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

"The sad thing here is that Microsoft owns Skype, so you would think that it would be able to offer an app for Windows Mobile 10 without issues" I hope to see such remark in the next Apple article about the usual iOS bugs.

3. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

True mate

4. jojon

Posts: 431; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

...very well said!

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

He definitely won't put such in an article about his divine fruity. He'll instead be looking for excuses for them. Funny part is, he'll still be wondering why people consider him as biased towards apple...

7. whatev

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

The funny part is android fanboys still clicking in this site giving PhoneArena tremendous revenues despite they hate this site since they believe is “biased” according to their delusional minds

9. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Yeah, they sure are getting revenue crying in the corner... https://goo.gl/images/23ALnt

12. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Nah we are not stupid, we all adblock the hell out of them.

13. shshxiaojing

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 18, 2016

can't agree more

2. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Who cares...

5. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Some bugs are just too funny!!! :D

8. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

Next bug will be playing the video SBS side-by-side, so all you need is a 120hz screen and 3D glasses to watch it...

10. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Windows phones were a flop anyway

11. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

I have the same issue with my surface... it is not only on mobile devices

14. LiveFaith

Posts: 388; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Gosh, has M$ ever laid an egg with a product? Probably, but dang they have just let this app dry up on the vine while the world is passing it by, head start and all.

15. maminkhan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 07, 2018

yesterday 07Jan2018, got the same bad experience on my Lumia950 :( ... Please solve the bug ASAP.

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