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#1 2013-10-01 04:56:53

GourdCaptain
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VLC Pauses and Mutes when a Skype Message is Recieved

For some reason, whenever I recieve a Skype message and the notification sound plays, VLC (since I upgraded it to 2.1) will mute the video (as well as sometimes pausing it). I haven't been able to find a reason via a google search this would be happening. Any suggestions on how to disable this (frankly insanely irritating and inconvenient) behavior?

I am running both on XFCE with Pulseaudio as the only thing I can think of in common between them, but the behavior persists if I change VLC to use the ALSA output module.

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#2 2013-10-01 05:06:00

WonderWoofy
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Re: VLC Pauses and Mutes when a Skype Message is Recieved

This is a Skype "feature" I believe.

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#3 2013-10-01 05:15:12

GourdCaptain
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Re: VLC Pauses and Mutes when a Skype Message is Recieved

WonderWoofy wrote:

This is a Skype "feature" I believe.

...that is the stupidest thing if true. Not sure why it'd start with VLC 2.1. Any way to block the means it uses to communicate with VLC? I had to switch to using SMPlayer to watch a video at the same time as someone else while commenting on it over Skype, and it tends to desynchronize after a few dozen minutes for me.

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#4 2013-10-01 05:18:18

WonderWoofy
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Re: VLC Pauses and Mutes when a Skype Message is Recieved

Please use the google.

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#5 2013-10-01 05:21:02

GourdCaptain
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Re: VLC Pauses and Mutes when a Skype Message is Recieved

I did for about thirty or so minutes with no luck. Any suggestions on search terms?

EDIT: Eventually found it, it's a Pulseaudio issue in general, not just Skype. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sk … nd_sources
Missed it on my first perusal of the Skype page since it was only affecting a new version of VLC for me. The modification to default.pa stopped it for me.

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