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Skype - Squeaky Voice

Postby natibo on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:34 pm

Hello,

I am running 64 bit LMDE. I have searched the forum and the internet and cannot find a solution.

When I speak to someone else on Skype, the voice is very fast and squeaky and not really recognizable. I did not have the same problem with google voice/video talk. Therefore, I assume it is not a hardware problem.

I don't know if this is related, but I cannot do a complete dist-upgrade. I get this message:

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The following packages have been kept back:
  gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg


Well, any help with the Skype problem would be appreciated.
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Re: Skype - Squeaky Voice

Postby mads on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:08 pm

Hi!

PulseAudio is the worst enemy of Skype. I suggest that you remove it:

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killall pulseaudio
sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio libpulse-browse0 paman pavumeter pavucontrol
sudo mv /etc/asound.conf /etc/asound.conf-bak
rm ~/.pulse-cookie
rm -r ~/.pulse
sudo apt-get install libalsaplayer0

Restart your computer. Right click Panel, select "Add to Panel" and add "Volume Control" to Panel.


If you don't like the outcome:
Right click "Volume Control" icon > Remove from Panel

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sudo apt-get remove libalsaplayer0
sudo mv /etc/asound.conf-bak /etc/asound.conf
rm ~/.pulse-cookie
rm -r ~/.pulse
sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio libpulse-browse0 paman pavumeter pavucontrol

Restart your computer.
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