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Sadly, There is no way to bypass this issue without using pulseaudio. There is even a petition which adresses that problem. But I think that Microsoft won't change that. So you have to decide: Use PulseAudio and Skype or force your relatives to switch the IM. :S


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I had the same-ish problem. There's no workaround, I've already wasted two days to fix the problem. You can install pulseaudio and make it work with an older version of alsa. Because pulseaudio works smoothly with old versions of alsa. I'm using 1.0.16. Here's a script to install this version. I've experienced just one issue so far with pulseaudio and ...


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Use this: ffmpeg -i input1.wav -i input2.mp3 -i input3.aac -filter_complex 'concat=n=3:v=0:a=1[a]' -map '[a]' <encoding options> output.mp3 Here we are outputting to mp3 from 3 different audio codec inputs. You will have to input the mp3 encoding parameters. I'm assuming your input files are audio only. Good parameters for mp3 might 256 kbps. Then ...


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The answer for a windows-based system is going to be almost exactly the same as the link in Dave's comment I'm afraid. That "ding" is the windows 'Asterisk' sound. You can get at it through the control panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Change system sounds. You'll have to set it to 'none' to get rid of the ding.


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Pulseaudio is a great idea which fails dismally in reality. ALSA when configured correctly works very well and reliably. Linux as a Desktop, frankly when you think before buying any old junk to build your workstation, Linux delivers as good if not much better than Mac OSX or Windows 7 / 8. I have used all of of the OSes and before Windows was, Unix, won't ...


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Not sure if you are still facing this problem. If you do try this. It worked for me: pulseaudio -k Source:http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/1mb5ns/please_help_me_restart_sound_system_in_linux_mint/


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There is an application known as "Virtual Audio Cable" that might allow you to achieve the desired goal. It allows the creation of virtual input and output interfaces which can then be mapped to physical audio inputs and outputs on the computer. Unfortunately, some sound card drivers are so designed that if you were to plug a set of headphones into the ...



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