Skype and computer speakers

  tristar 13:28 11 Sep 2006

I recently installed Skype, and have been using it with a USB phone.
I went to play an audio cd last night, and could barely hear it even with volume control fully 'up'.
I assumed this was because I'm using Skype, so I unplugged the phone and switched Skype off, but this had no effect.
I'm probably missing something obvious here, but how can I 'restore' my speakers?



  Stuartli 13:49 11 Sep 2006

Have you double clicked on the Volume icon in the Taskbar and checked that the CD player tab hasn't been Muted?

  Stuartli 13:51 11 Sep 2006

Also check from Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices that the Volume check box in the General tab is unticked.

  johnnyrocker 13:51 11 Sep 2006

try rebooting the pc after disconnecting the phone as there may be some file sharing.


  tristar 18:01 11 Sep 2006

Found I couldn't alter volume of speakers from the Settings > Sounds and Audio Devices, or from my keyboard volume button.

Took out skype phone and rebooted, now I can get the volume sliders to move but still can't hear audio CD's, and I've checked, CD player tab isn't muted and all sliders on volume control panel are set at max.

It has to be skype that is affecting my speakers, but I can't see how?

  Curio 18:08 11 Sep 2006

Start>Control Panel>>Sounds and Audio devices. Select Audio Tab and Check Settings are for you Soundcard and not phone

  anskyber 18:09 11 Sep 2006

You could try. From Skype window choose Tools, options, sound devices, and uncheck "Let Skype adjust my sound device settings"

  tristar 18:27 11 Sep 2006

I've unchecked the "Let Skype adjust......etc",

My audio tab IS set for the phone.
As I have some calls to make, I'll change the tab settings later and see what happens.

I'll get back to you later - thanks for all the advice!

  tristar 11:18 12 Sep 2006

I've now stopped Skype opening on Start Up, and selected Nvidia options in the audio and video sound section of settings.
I hear the ' now booting etc' on switch on, but I can't get anything from the speakers after that.
I'm baffled!

  brambles 11:27 12 Sep 2006

I agree for whatever reason that Skype can interfere with the PC sound. On the task bar I have a speaker icon for my Santa Cruz sound card - I opened the control panel for the card & there was an option to 'restore default settings' this did it for me.


  tristar 18:27 12 Sep 2006

I've tried restore default settings, still nothing from speakers, have sent query to Skype Technical, perhaps they can help.

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