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    Default skype call recorder or alsa problem?

    hi there,

    I use oSuSE 11.4 x64, KDE 4.6 on HP Probook 4515 (pulseaudio&gstreamer). All the needed libraries are installed. All the mutimedia software works quite all right except the skype call recorder and SCX-recorder. Just voice record works also fine. But when I hear a record of a skype call, the opponent's voice sounds normally but mine not. My own voice is distorted, chopped and with increased speed. I have ./asoundrc file containing:
    pcm.!default {
    type hw
    card 0
    }

    ctl.!default {
    type hw
    card 0
    }

    But it helped me just with the skype sound adjusting on the whole. What my problem connected with?

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    Default Re: skype call recorder or alsa problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie3 View Post
    I use oSuSE 11.4 x64, KDE 4.6 on HP Probook 4515 (pulseaudio&gstreamer). All the needed libraries are installed. All the mutimedia software works quite all right except the skype call recorder and SCX-recorder. Just voice record works also fine. But when I hear a record of a skype call, the opponent's voice sounds normally but mine not. My own voice is distorted, chopped and with increased speed. I have ./asoundrc file containing:
    pcm.!default {
    type hw
    card 0
    }

    ctl.!default {
    type hw
    card 0
    }

    But it helped me just with the skype sound adjusting on the whole. What my problem connected with?
    I don't know enough to comment on the /.asoundrc file. Theoretically it should NOT be needed.

    Your problem is skype IMHO not alsa.

    You could try removing the directory /home/your-user-name/.skype and remove completely all Skype rpms. Then re-install Skype and see if that helps.

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    Default Re: skype call recorder or alsa problem?

    thanks for the hint but didn't help. all remained the same (((

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    Default Re: skype call recorder or alsa problem?

    You may find that you need to install the skype 32 bit libs and uninstal Pulseaudio to get Skype to work properly.
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    Default Re: skype call recorder or alsa problem?

    I had the same problem 3 days ago. Suddenly it happened, I dont know was it from updates as I havent used skype few days before..
    I noticed that devices in phonon were not OK. I had to install Pulseaudio again, remove alsa, then check if phonon changed devices to pulseaudio. Once he did that, I installed Alsa again and removed PulseAudio.

    I dont know if that is the right way, but I didn't have time to find better solution as contact was waiting for me to fix it. So I did it Redneck way. But it worked.
    Emil Beli
    http://www.beli.ws/blog/
    openSUSE 11.4 x64 KDE, ATI 5600, i7 dell inspire laptop

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