Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] Sound problem
- From: Dion van Oirschot <dion van oirschot telenet be>
- Cc: GnomeMeeting mailing list <gnomemeeting-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] Sound problem
- Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 21:44:54 +0200
With a little help of a friend of mine, I partially solved the sound
problem. The problem lies somewhere in the USB-headset.
I changed the settings so Ekiga uses my normal soundcard for sound
output and my USB-headset's mic for input. Now everything works fine!
Still I wonder why it is not working with sound sent to my headset. My
headset works fine in skype (both directions).
The headset is a Logitech® Premium USB Headset 350
Hope someone can tell me what I can do about this.
Thanks for the tip Johnny, I tried disabling echo cancellation. It
doesn't work to get the choppyness off the sound but it did work to get
the volume of the speach I hear much higher so now the volume has a more
Still I have this problem with the sound qualitiy. I have done some
experimenting again and observed:
1. When I startup Ekiga and call 500:@ekiga.net (echo service), at first
the sound of the voice of the lady is terrible. It is just like
noise/choppy sound and you can't even understand what she is saying.
Maybe if I could pipe the sound output to a sound recorder I could send
in a sample of what I hear. It might help finding out what the problem
really is. Will look into this.
2. When I close ekiga (to the system tray) and reopen it, sound turns
back to normal and stays normal. Clear, comprehensible and no noise.
3. When I open another app or even switch to another desktop or open one
of the menu's in Ekiga, sound returns to being awfull. I have to close
and reopen Ekiga (to systray) to get sound normal again.
4. Memory usage is normal (290 of 512 kb free)
5. CPU usage is normal (maximum 20% during call)
Any clues on how to solve this are very welcome.
Johnny Strom wrote:
Dion van Oirschot wrote:
I have been testing Ekiga 2.0.1. today on a Debian Sid system.
Having a big problem with sound. I tested it with the echo service.
These are my observations:
- The beep you hear when connecting is loud and clear (so audio
settings are ok)
- After connecting to the echo service, the sound is ok, though a bit
low in volume (much lower than the beep)
- After a short while the sound gets awfull. Cracking sound, almost
not possible to understand what is said.
- When I minimize the Ekiga window and maximize it again, sound gets
- When I start another app while keeping connected to the echo
service, the sound gets awfull again, so I need to minimize/maximize
the Ekiga window again (sometimes a couple of times) to get 'normal
Try to disable echo cancellation.
I am using ALSA and a Logitech USB headset. Working with the
Enlightenment 17 desktop, but same problem appears in IceWM.
I ran Ekiga with option -d 1 and during startup I got this error
2006/04/03 19:10:27.477 0:02.488 ekiga
AVAHI Error initializing Avahi: %sDaemon not running
I don't know if the sound problem relates to this Avahi daemon not
Do I need to install some Avahi package in order for Ekiga to run
Any help is very much appreciated,
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