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Re: [SLE] Skype sound problems in 10.0
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 08:13:52 -0400
  • Message-id: <1148127232.30361.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-05-20 at 16:37 +0700, C. Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
> On Saturday 20 May 2006 02:34, Hans du Plooy wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 16:13 +0200, Clayton wrote:
> > > Anyway, I did find a way to "work around" the problem... I bought a
> > > Logitech USB headset, and set it as the default device for Skype. A
> > > couple notable changes... the sound quality improved 1000x, and I
> > > don't get the "problem with sound device" error anymore.
> >
> > Fantastic - I got mine today - very happy!
> >
> Am close to going for this hardware solution if it works with you Hans. Could
> you report the results.
> In the meantime I have taken two steps to improve my Skype. They seem to work.
> Found them on the Skype list. I changed the hangup.wav from a 16 bit into a 8
> bit. It is the only 16 bit of the Skype wav and it is said to help with the
> general problem. The second change is to start Skype with "artsdsp -m
> Skype" . I did this in the Skype desktop icon. This worked up to now in my
> 9.3. Will now try it out in the 10.0 and next week in the 10.1
> The general mood on the Skype list is down and nobody expects any improvement
> soon. More then six months without any change/improvement although the source
> of the problem is known to be the use of OSS in Skype instead of alsa.
>
Wasn't it about six months ago that the sale of Skype was completed? How
amazingly coincidental.

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Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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