Recently I had a problem with audio and video playback speeds. The night before the issue everything played fine (on VLC, Youtube, etc.). The day after, the audio and video playback speeds were increased to where the audio sounds like high-pitched cartoon characters.
In response, I reinstalled PulseAudio hoping to solve the issue. However, today I was watching a Youtube video and received a message on Skype. After receiving the message, the audio and video playbacks increased in speed instantly to the previously mentioned state.
Is this an issue with Skype or possibly PulseAudio? Does anyone happen to know any solutions to this issue?