Even when it loads up the noise breaks up and is patchy, so does the voice calls. People can hear me fine but any noise that comes from skype just sounds so bad, including echo. I have just reinstalled skype again so its the latest version. It’s not my speakers as music and everything else sounds absolutely fine. Its just skype.
a) Skype version currently installed (Skype->Help->About) 18.104.22.168
b) Operating System, Version, Patch level (e.g. Windows, XP, Service Pack 1 or 2, etc) windows xp
c) Type of Internet connection and speed (e.g. dial-up or broadband, 768 down/128 up, etc) dial up broadband
d) Router in use? If so, which model? N/A
e) Firewalls in use? If so, which? Norton anti virus
f) Headset in use? n/a
g) Have you tried a call to 'echo123' from BOTH sides? If so, what are the results? Broken sound as above both from "her" and from me.
Before trying to isolate an issue, it's always best that one is running the latest Skype release. Which may in itself resolve the issue.
A new version has just been released September 13th, 2011:
Please download/install this version from here, when prompted click the open or run button: http://download.skype.com/SkypeSetup.exe
This new version is 22.214.171.124 to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:
Help -> About Skype
Please see these suggestions, if you still have issues, please post them back here: http://community.skype.com/t5/Garage/TheUberOverLo
I reinstalled it today so i assume its the new one?? Its version 126.96.36.199
The latest Windows version for Skype is 188.8.131.52: http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Skype-sound-