Skype audio not working on Debian 9 (Stretch)

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Skype audio not working on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Postby debiancoder » 2018-02-23 17:37

I have pulseaudio and pavucontrol properly installed. All other softwares has audio (Spotify, Chromium Browser, Dosbox etc).

Skype appears on pavucontrol applications playback list when I click the audio test button at the audio/video settings but the audio is still not working, even when I setup Skype audio to be not muted and 100% volume.

I try to install libpulse0:i386 and reboot the OS. This does not worked as well.

Is anyone facing the same problem?
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Re: Skype audio not working on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-02-23 20:36

Microsoft is targeting Ubuntu for Skype. And with new snap package for Ubuntu, expect .deb file support to slowly die. Not surprising, it's M$.
Try to find alternatives, Viber being one of the best popular solutions. You will need libssl1.0 from Jessie for it, though.
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Re: Skype audio not working on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-02-23 20:47

Yes, skype is fucked.

Over the last 4 versions available, audio issues include no ringing, no voice in one direction, everyone sounds like daleks, and in the latest, no sound at all (which is actually an improvement).
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Re: Skype audio not working on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Postby makh » 2018-03-05 21:43

Hi

this works, for now:
1. setup ubuntu chroot
2. install skype
3. run via schroot

hope this helps.
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Re: Skype audio not working on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-03-07 11:53

Try installing Skype via flatpak instead.
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Re: Skype audio not working on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Postby ticojohn » 2018-03-07 18:17

This doesn't help the OP, but I've been using Skype (64 bit) on Debian 9.3 for several months. Never had problems. I would imagine that the issue is properly setting up pulseaudio. In my experience pulseaudio can be quirky at times but once set up properly it works fine. The biggest issue I had was making sure that the output device, input device, and playback were all set correctly.
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