View Full Version : Skype 2.0 VC: static on webcam mic

22-03-2006, 11:03 PM

I've installed Skype 2.0, along with a new Logitech headset, and a Logitech webcam with mic. Skype works fine with just the headset, but as soon as I plug in the webcam, I get video fine, but the sound goes completely staticy.

When I remove the webcam, sound is perfect through just the headset.

I think I need to turn the mic off on the webcam, but damned if I can find out how. Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 is the model. When I installed it I just chose to install the drivers, I don't want the whole software suite cos I'm gonn a use Skype for VC, not the Logitech software...



23-03-2006, 09:43 AM
Two easy options I can think of.

1) Force windows to use the mic plugged into your soundcard

2) Disable the USB (quickcam) mic in the control panel

For 1)
Click Start->Control Panel->Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices->Sounds and Audio Devices->Audio

Select your Sound Card from the list in sound recording, and tick only use default devices.

For 2) Open the Device manager (My Computer->R-Click->Properties->Hardware->Device Manager)
Then double click the the Mic in the device list (probably found under sound, video and game controlers), at the bottom is a drop down list, select disable from that list.

Hope this all helps

23-03-2006, 10:04 AM
Sweet, thanks for that, I'll give it a try...