Bug 1032326 - skype and maybe HandBrake don't like the new pulseaudio
skype and maybe HandBrake don't like the new pulseaudio
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-19 20:21 EST by Jason Haar
Modified: 2013-11-19 20:29 EST (History)
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Description Jason Haar 2013-11-19 20:21:00 EST
Description of problem:

I installed skype via "yum localinstall skype-4.2.0.11-fc16.i586.rpm". Looked OK but audio didn't work at all. The Sound manager showed skype was talking to pulseaudio - but nothing came out

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How reproducible:

always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install skype on F20
2. run
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Actual results:

no audio - and no errors from skype or pulseaudio

Expected results:

audio

Additional info:

I fixed it. I found the following doc

http://negativo17.org/handbrake-skype-fedora-20/

So adding an environment variable fixed skype for me and apparently HandBrake for others. 

This is more a "FYI" than a bugreport, but I do wonder if the pulseaudio API should be so vulnerable to such things? Such a trivial fix makes me wonder if this could be generalized as a solution?
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2013-11-19 20:29:54 EST
Indeed, well-known skype issue, see
http://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/Crackling-and-unusable-sound-with-pulseaudio-4-0-proposed-fix/td-p/1683361

for a workaround until skype itself is fixed properly

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