[pulseaudio-discuss] Help wanted for porting Skype to use PulseAudio

Richi Plana richip at richip.dhs.org
Sat Feb 2 09:03:36 PST 2008

On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 17:38 +0100, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-02 13:01:34 +0000, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> > Rémi Cardona wrote:
> > > As Skype is a proprietary application, I think it'd be a good thing if 
> > > they did their PA support like Macromedia/Adobe did for flash, using 
> > > libflashsupport.
> [...]
> > Big +1 on this. Making it a community project would seriously help their
> > Linux users and as a result their reputation (Skype's) would increase.
> Where's the actual pro for Skype?  I'm somewhat happy with Ekiga...
> Though it doesn't have direct support for PA, ALSA default works and
> placing pulse redirection into asound.conf does the trick.

Personally, in my case, 1) ratio of acquaintances on Skype as opposed to
some Ekiga-supported network/protocol, and 2) (here, I have to be
honest) hardware works more on average with Skype on both Linux and
Windows. I have to add that the Skype client is just beautiful and
completely written. The audio event clips are well-done, the Skype
directory services are well-polished. Skype-to-phone has a nice web
interface for replenishing credits, plenty of Skype commercial

Other than the fact that it's a closed-source app, there are actually a
ton of reasons to use it. And I haven't looked at Ekiga's source code
recently so in my case, it boils down to how well they're supported by
people other than myself ... and they (Skype people) seem to be doing a
good job recently.

Richi Plana

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