I have installed skype 2.1 beta on my Lenovo Thinkpad R61i, under Fedora Core 12. The webcam is connected to the USB port, and I use the microphone of the headphones (but I have the same problem with the internal microphone).
In windows, I can join a Skype Public chat by pasting a Skype chat link into a web browser's addressbar (or clicking a link which contains that URI), but it doesn't work in my Ubuntu 10.04... using Skype 22.214.171.124.
The URI is generated by Skype from within a group chat via the command /get uri
I've been using my Turtle Beach headset painlessly with Skype and Arch for months. Yesterday, a friend told me that he couldn't understand a word I was saying over voice chat, so I performed a test call, and my sound input was being sent in double speed with very poor quality.I tested with some other applications (Mumble and recordMyDesktop), and the sound came through just fine.
I tested it using the Skype Test call. I got no sound. so I can't say if my microphone worked.I use pulse, and other appclications (like clementine and the older skype) work fine so it shouldn't be an issue with my speakers.I now use skype-126.96.36.199-3
Skype direct from the repos. I can stay on a voice call all day long with no issue. However when I start video chat it seems to close the entire skype randomly. The other day my video chat lasted 1 1/2 hours before skype closed itself. Yesterday only 10 minutes or so. When I say close I mean closed, as in have to restart skype altogether.
This is driving me crazy. My friends can't hear my voice when I make a call using Skype. Here's the scenario:
Windows Sound Recorder correctly records my voice and I can hear my voice when I playback these recorded files.
In Windows Audio Settings, I see 3 devices on Recordings page: Microphone, Rear Input and Stereo Mix.
I encounter a problem with the microphone (originally because i was failing to get Skype working. Cfr. here). Following the advice of machinebacon i open this new thread. Brief description of the problem: Although, physically, a microphone is there, pulseaudio - in skype - (but probably generally, i'm not sure how to find that out) seems to not see it.