Skype - no sound! [solved]

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Skype - no sound! [solved]

Postby Amithiel on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:28 am

Hey guys,

I was using cinnamon (everything working out of the box) and since my computer is well equipped, i decided to give KDE a shot.
Like i expected, everything wonderfull untill i installed skype.
Tried first a test call without changing anything - > not working. can't hear nothing at all. the button "test sound" does not even ring.
i have screens:

MIC:

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SPEAKERS:

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RINGING:

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Basically, i have no idea on what to select! help me guys!

some info about my card:

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card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC270 Analog [ALC270 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


I'm using linuxmint 14 KDE x64. And i'm using the latest skype 4, downloaded from their site. My laptop is an Asus S56CM
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Re: Skype - no sound!

Postby Amithiel on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:46 am

erm.. I just noticed after a reboot, it starts working.
Then i got suspicious and started amarok. didn't play music.
So the thing is, you have to choose: Sound on amarok, or sound on skype.
Jesus, i had this issues like 5 or 6 years ago in kubuntu. Can't believe we still have this issues here...
Anyway, i still wanna hear you guys before going back to cinnamon
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Re: Skype - no sound! [solved]

Postby J_C on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:24 am

I too thought the days of sound problems was behind us..... until I tried KDE! :roll:

Though I like KDE so much I decided to soldier on!

I'm not sure if it would work for you, but as a workaround you could try installing the package 'pavucontrol' (PulseAudio Volume Control). I was having trouble switching between external and internal soundcards (which for me have been plug & play since ubuntu 9.something !!). It gives you much more control than Phonon or Kmix, you should be able to select which application is using the soundcard. The only problem is I can't get it work as an Applet and need to select it from the main menu or Alt+F2.

...... yeah, we should be over this sort of thing by now! :(

P.S. With the thread marked 'solved' many may ignore it. :wink:
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Re: Skype - no sound! [solved]

Postby Amithiel on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:36 am

already solved it man. changed the backend from gstreamer to VLC.
reboot...and all problems gone.
im waiting for the drawback though.. as they would make vlc default otherwise. at least...i guess.
so far so good.
Amarok playing music + skype working + video on youtube playing also
basically i have no problems at all, concerning sound.
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Re: Skype - no sound! [solved]

Postby aless80 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:34 pm

Hi,
what did you do to change the backend?
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