- September 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm #29029
To get the best possible sound quality From Skype.September 6, 2011 at 10:23 am #33054
If you are experiencing a bad sound quality in the voice over IP software skype you might want to try the following. This can be a quite complex problem but one thing that can really do the trick is to delete the file shared.xml which contains host cache information which is basically a list of Skype super-nodes and host pairs that are needed to run Skype properly.It can happen that the information stored in the shared.xml file is not optimal for the connection which can have a direct impact on sound quality of the conversation. Imaging being routed over half the world to call a friend who is living two blocks away from your location.Deleting the file shared.xml forces Skype to rebuild that list during the next startup. You need to close Skype first and then head over to the Documents and Settings Username Application Data Skype folder in which the shared.xml file can be found.Just delete that file and restart Skype. Skype will automatically create a new file with that name in the very same directory. Thatâ€™s still no guarantee that the Skype sound quality will be any better but it offers a good chance if other reasons like blocked ports, p2p background processes and the like are not reducing the quality.May 23, 2012 at 8:24 am #33055
1. Use the most recent and up-to-date version of Skype. Each new version builds upon the previous one, improving its quality in all areas, sound included. Check the Skype home page if you're not sure if your version is the latest one. When you open the version of Skype that you have installed on your computer, you should receive prompts if there is a newer version available.2. Make sure all your computer drivers are up to date. Old drivers can affect the compatibility with, and ultimately the quality of, new software such as Skype.3. See if your firewall is blocking Skype or parts or Skype. When logged in to Skype, go to "Tools," then "Options" and open the Connection window. Make sure a port is specified (at the top) for incoming connections. If nothing is there or you're not sure if it's the right one, talk to a tech-savvy friend or contact your systems administrator.4. Click the option in the same Connection window to open ports 80 and 443. This opens traffic and improves sound quality.5. Try shutting down other programs, especially the ones you don't need or aren't using. In particular, closing other Internet software programs or file-sharing applications that take up a lot of space and memory will likely improve your Skype sound quality.6. Don't download any files while using Skype. This also affects sound quality.7. Try a manual refresh of the data traversal information. To do this, log out of Skype and close it. Go to Documents and Settings > Your User Name > Application Data > Skype. Locate the shared.xml file. Delete the file. Restart Skype, which will recreate the xml file.8. Disable the Quality of Service packet scheduling. Go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right-click your connection and select "Properties." Uncheck the "QoS Packet Scheduler" option.http://timeappsshop.com/June 4, 2012 at 6:41 am #33056
Get a microphone with a headset. Some headsets have closed-back features that conceal sound. You can purchase headsets from a retail or electronic store. Recommend that your family member or friend get a headset as well so that conversations will be clear on both ends.September 17, 2012 at 9:31 am #33057
I don't think Skype have any voice quality defect but if I need to improve Skype sound quality. I will use your tips help. Thanks!
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