Fixed Sound for Skype v4.2 in Mint 15

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Fixed Sound for Skype v4.2 in Mint 15

Postby gzepplin on Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:36 pm

Dear All,
For your benefit: Skype was not working with Mint Cinnamon 15.

I went to the Skype site and found a solution in a this thread (the last post):

http://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/Sky ... -p/1664749

However the link did not work. But searching the site, I found the page:

http://www.geekyboy.com/?s=skype

The solution is:
Now that I have Skype installed on Ubuntu 13.04 I discovered that the various Skype sounds were distorted. It was almost like the sounds had some static mixed in with them. I thought it was probably just a problem with the new version of Skype, or the new sound drivers. However, I made a discovery that fixed the issue.

I tried the AlsaMixer fix, but it didn’t work. (A reboot simply resets the PCM to 100 again, and the sound is still crackly.) So it all came down to a simple file edit to get it fixed.

Edit the file /etc/pulse/default.pa using the command:

sudo gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa

Add the following to the end of the line shown:

pulse audio file

So after adding “tsched=0″ to the end of the line “load-module module-udev-detect” you will be all set. After a reboot the sounds is still good.

Enjoy! Hope it works for you.


As you can imagine I am no expert in these matters, but I hope this may help some one.
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Re: Fixed Sound for Skype v4.2 in Mint 15

Postby Milo81 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:32 am

I can confirm that this helped to me.
I'm running LMDE 64bit cinnamon.
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Re: Fixed Sound for Skype v4.2 in Mint 15

Postby jliem on Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:04 am

This also solved the crackling sound for me on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit.

Thanks!
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