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Skype and VLC sounds sizzle/distorted/bad

Clean installed ubuntu 12.10 x64, at first skype was working well, but lately I have crackling noise, the video conversation not understandable, thus echo sound test sound just like that. Of course horsing around with blog suggestions, nothing works. Any suggestion?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, fossfreedom Jan 5 '13 at 9:53

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I had the same problem, and although there were some bug-reports in the past about driver issues, i was now able to solve the problem by installing PAVU-control (Pulse Audio Mixer Control) or Alsa-mixer, and playing around adjusting some settings.

It may be worth a try.

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I have been expecting specific solution, regarding skype crackling noise. Is Ubuntu know this issue? Any update? Or kick ass to MS? –  Laci Bacsi Dec 19 '12 at 18:03
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