Thursday, June 25, 2009

Skype: Problem with audio playback on Jaunty

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron and installed Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope on it. I was having a hard time making skype work on this. Every time I started skype, it gave me a "Problem with audio playback" error. I googled a lot and on Ubuntu forums found following solution to this.

First go to Skype->Options->Sound Devices and set "Sound In", "Sound Out" and "Ringing" all to pulse. Uncheck the "Allow Skype to automatically adjust my mixer levels".

Now go to the volume settings by double by clicking on the speaker icon on top panel. Here in the preferences, check the capture option. Now in the recording tab unmute the mic.

Go to Skype and make a test call. Everything should be working by now.

This solution was found here.


Kazim Zaidi said...

That pretty much would save my day on my sister's laptop.

Skype doesn't give any errors, but apparently mic doesn't work. Now I know why after reading your post. Skype automatically tries to adjust my mic volume levels and pushes them to zero! The sliders go down till mute.

Thanks for that quick post!

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