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Skype sounds mute other audio

When skype makes a sound (fx. a chat msg sound, youtube videos etc) ppl that i talk to are getting muted (until the sound ends).

 

How can i fix this?

 

(dont know if you need "deeper" systeminfo)

NickolajL
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NickolajL wrote:

When skype makes a sound (fx. a chat msg sound, youtube videos etc) ppl that i talk to are getting muted (until the sound ends).

 

How can i fix this?

 

(dont know if you need "deeper" systeminfo)


Do you have all Windows updates and updates to your system and any hardware devices by the manufacturers?


If this is a USB device, please unplug it and plug it back in while Skype is running. Then go to your Audio devices in Skype and check both the basic and advanced pages, once the proper devices are selected, please click the "Save" button. If this did not help, please see the below:


Please also see these:

 

https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10658/How-can-I-ensure-my-DirectX-and-graphics-drivers-are-wor...

 
If you are using WIN7 please see this: https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10330/Sound-guide-Windows-7

 

http://support.skype.com/en-us/category/CALL_QUALITY/

 

Note: the above link has 2 pages so please view them both.

 

https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA265/How-can-I-make-a-test-call

 

https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA10746/How-can-I-improve-my-audio-quality

 

Also, you can use the Skype client program window at anytime and do:

 

Hellp -> Call Quality Guide -> Sound Check Wizard

 

A new version has just been released September 1, 2011:


Please download from here and when prompted click the open or run button: http://download.skype.com/SkypeSetup.exe

 

This new version is 5.5.0.115 to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:

 

Help -> About Skype

 

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i have now checked everything, and it did not fix my problem... I has been this way for quite som skype updates

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That was a pretty bad description i made there... I will give it another go (no edit function?)

 

When skype makes a sound (fx. a chat msg sound) it seems to overrule all other sounds (like a skype conversation, youtube videos, music etc)

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I'm having the exact same problem. I had the same skype version and windows 7 x86 and I installed windows 7 x64 with the same last skype version and now on every skype sound (message, call, even on the sounds for opening and closing skype) all my sounds get muted until the end of the skype sound...it's very annoying since I can't listen normally to a song when I'm chatting :sad: There isn't any visual sign (on the sound mixer) for muted sound but there is no sound at that moments. It's probably not a skype problem since it worked normally with the same version before but I'm very desperred and if anyone have any solutions I'll be very thankful.

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The same stuff going on here, when i receive a new IM all other sounds (e.g itunes or media player) pauses and get back after the notification ends.

 

Any solution? Windows 7 ultimate x64, Skype 5.5.0.124

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This **bleep** TheUberOverLord didn't even read your message NickolajL. He just copy pasted useless piece of **bleep** which he posts to everyone here.

For some reason Skype acts like M$ and others who knows better how your pc should act without giving you option to change it even in adv. settings.
Of course this `problem` persist and cannot be disabled using Skype.

Go in your windows to Control Panel -> Sound -> Find the sound device which outputs your sound -> properties -> advanced -> UNMARK(untick) Allow applications to take over control over this device.

This will take away possibility for Skype to control your playback device.

ps: I'm wondering if someone will remove this msg :happy:
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This one was bugging me too after switching to windows 7. This is what worked for me:

 skype_unmute_sounds.jpg

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NickolajL wrote:

When skype makes a sound (fx. a chat msg sound, youtube videos etc) ppl that i talk to are getting muted (until the sound ends).

 

How can i fix this?

 

(dont know if you need "deeper" systeminfo)


Try Below:

 

start menu> control pannel> sound (the speaker icon)

 

select the device "speakers and dual headphone" or whatever shows up in your computer on the bottom right > properties (click on this)

 

it will open property pannel for the selected device and u will see following tabs general | Customs | levels | Enhancements | Advanced

 

go to advanced tab uncheck where it says Allow application to take exclusive control of this device

 

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