Valve adopts the Skype codec for voice chat on Steam
Valve has announced that they are updating their voice chat facilities on Steam to use the audio codec developed for use by Skype.
Steam will now use the SILK codec originally developed by Skype for use on their free internet call service and represents a considerable improvement in the quality of both one-on-one chats and group chats.
The addition of the SILK codec has the added bonus of improving the quality of voice chat services without increasing any lag or latency in online play.
The client update is available to download straight away and will automatically download the next time Steam is loaded up.
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