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scratchy sound in Skype

Postby mr.acid on Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:40 pm

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Hi!

In Skype 4.0.0.8 (deb/amd64) the sound is completely scratchy most of the times. The rest of the applications using the sound device are running perfect (e.g VLC etc.). The soundserver is PULSE.

Someone here experienced same probs and have a solution to this?

Thx for input!

best regards,
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby Bonsaii on Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:40 am

Hi,

Yep, I had that too. The "usual suspects" are:

In Skype Options --> Sound Devices --> un-check "Allow Skype to automatically adjust mixer levels"

In Sound & Video --> Volume Control --> Recording --> make sure "Digital" is muted or down to zero

Good luck!
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby Otyugh on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:59 pm

Despite of that, scratch is continuing :(
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby jjaythomas on Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:20 am

Have on different computers. All were remastersys from same initial 'master'.
On one (my wifes) skype (shes the primary user of app to sons (uses win 8 I belive) sound was scratchy also, but all other sound apps seemed fine.
Only solution found was to totally purge 'pulseaudio' from system. :wink:

Even telling system to not boot 'pulseaudio' in system service wouldn't work. PURGE only thing work (because a desktop ALSA was all thats really needed anyways).

J.Jay

P.S. same with other distros (Only that computer) Sound card (maybe :roll: )
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby Otyugh on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:19 am

Purge totally ? Hard.
I must admit that pulsaudio is quite strange, considering that he is sometimes using a lot of processor, but it is doing his job quite good as well.

I don't see myself lose it just for some skype abomination. Thought mumble is quite more complicated for set up instant informall meetings. I'll certainly try jabber for text messages now x)


Ho, and wait. Sometimes the sounds works greats. What the... O.o
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby jjaythomas on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:54 am

Ya purging pulseaudio is drastic measure and wouldn't do if could or somebody find correct solution!

But my wife uses skype to video call son (and some other relatives) would like to get them to use 'gmail' where their 'gtalk' with video seems to work great with video calls in linux. Can't force other to use gmail just for are (wife's) benefit.

J.Jay

P.S. can install other distro (that don,t use pulse) but end up looking like LMint anyways! So save time install 'Mint' and uninstall pulseaudio on one computer.
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby Otyugh on Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:26 pm

But this is weird. I'll search further on Ubuntu's forum. - We don't change car when we need to change a light, come on !

Also i can say, skype sound works perfectly 1/3 of the time. So I don't think it's too far to work perfectly someday :D

> "/etc/pulse/default.pa", change "load-module module-udev-detect" by "load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0" && reboot


...Gosh, seem to work O_o
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby jjaythomas on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:49 pm

We don't change car when we need to change a light, come on !


Nope but if need car and light keeps flickering I might take the bulb out! :roll:

not got rid of car just the problem/anoyance. Can always replace blub if find fix.
/etc/pulse/default.pa", change "load-module module-udev-detect" by "load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0" && reboot

Haven't seen that one will try it. If not will keep the 'light bulb out of socket' :oops:

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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby Otyugh on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:59 am

I'd really want to see a free alternative to Skype. Because this software is a rape of every standards ;O
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby NikosPG on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:15 am

So? any solution? i am on Olivia
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby Otyugh on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:18 pm

As said just before :
"gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa", change "load-module module-udev-detect" by "load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0".
Then reboot.
Worked for me.
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Re: scratchy sound in Skype

Postby mircsicz on Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:29 am

THX a ton, fixed it for me too!!!

Greetz
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