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Skype/pulseaudio fix Mint 16

Today I tried a skype call on my truthful AAO which recently got mint 16 and I was frustrated by the sound crackling/distortion. It’s not just a problem with Skype, I believe it’s a problem with, you’ve guessed it, PulseAudio. Workaround? Indeed there is. Disabling PulseAudio’s Glitch Free Audio seems to have solved the crackling for me. To do this, edit the /etc/pulse/ file in your favourite text editor. Search for the following line: load-module module-hal-detect and append “tsched=0” to the end: load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0 restart pulse (or just reboot your system), and the crackling should be gone. Not sure what the side effects are by disabling Glitch Free Audio, but I can’t seem to… Read More »Skype/pulseaudio fix Mint 16