[linux-audio-user] Skype + emu10k1

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Mon Apr 3 14:49:16 EDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 14:39 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 14:28 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > Does anyone out there have Skype working with an emu10k1 (specifically
> > Audigy2 ZS)?
> > 
> > I just installed it, plugged my headset into the front panel Headphones
> > and Line2/Mic2 jack, and called the echo service.  I can hear my voice
> > OK but the other end sounds TERRIBLE, full of pops and clicks.
> > 
> > Is Skype for Linux really such a piece of crap, that it won't work with
> > one of the best supported devices?
> i've used it on an ICH5 device. it worked fine. very susceptible to
> network quality of service issues though, and both ends must be using a
> headset to avoid stupid echoes. one of my call targets had to switch
> from wireless to wired connectivity with his router in order for us to
> get acceptable quality.

Yeah I have a headset, and I'm plugged directly into my router.  No

I am wondering if the Skype echo service is just overloaded.

Is there a public network QoS/latency test I can use, similar to the old
"DSL bandwidth testers"?


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