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Skype keeps breaking audio.

Postby mooreted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:52 pm

I have had to go back to Windows because every time I leave the house for a few days I get a call that Skype isn't working again. Or I get an update and Skype audio has stopped working again. This time I spent days trying to troubleshoot Alsa and finally had to give up and installed Windows. Skype is our house phone. We need it.

Is there some trick to getting Skype to run stably and consitantly in Linux? Maybe a different distro? Different sound servers?

I've been using Linux since 2002 and I really hate to go back to Windows, but I don't have time to keep fixing things.
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Re: Skype keeps breaking audio.

Postby Kaye on Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:10 pm

Have you tried skype-static-oss? I've never had a problem with it.
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Re: Skype keeps breaking audio.

Postby mooreted on Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:32 pm

Hmm, no haven't tried it. I have a USB headset and speakers for ringing, do you have a similar, working setup?
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Re: Skype keeps breaking audio.

Postby Kaye on Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:19 pm

I don't use a USB headset, but the ringing comes through on the speakers without a problem.
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Re: Skype keeps breaking audio.

Postby kei84 on Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:04 pm

I'm using the new 2.1 beta version that is available at their site.
It's working great. The sound, ringtone, mic, webcam everything.
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Re: Skype keeps breaking audio.

Postby DrHu on Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:04 pm

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=34753
    port forwarding , last post
    I went into my router settings and port forwarded port 37975 to my computer and port 24838 to my wifes computer EUREKA!!!! Significant Sound Improvement and no more sound drops.
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Re: Skype keeps breaking audio.

Postby mooreted on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:18 pm

Huh, interesting. I'll give that a shot.

Thanks everyone.
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