I have experienced a lot of shit with this new skype 5.1 and was wondering why is it so bad. It was working at most 3-4 minutes in video-mode then it froze. Then i found several solutions actually – only activating all of them helped me!
- Quit Skype
- Go to Control Panel → Sound → Speakers → Advanced! There uncheck “Give exclusive mode applications priority”.
- Press Start and in search field type “%appdata% \Skype” find file shared.xml → Delete it!
- Press Start and this time type “%appdata% \Skype\YourSkypeName” (where yourskypename = your skype account name). Find file “config.xml” and “config.lck” → Delete both files.