Tuesday, January 1, 2013
No Incoming Audio on Skype for Windows 8
Happy New Year and a quick tidbit on chasing down an audio issue using Skype on Windows 8. Maybe you use Skype for your development team that is disconnected or just for personal use and have run into an issue with the audio, If you find everything to be working except the incoming audio, then it is probably a issue with the default playback device.
Go to Control Panel -> Sound and view the 'Playback' tab. Odds are you have a device such as 'Headphones' that is used as the Default Communications Device for playback of incoming audio such as that used on Skype. Disable the device by right-clicking on it and select 'Disable'. Try making another Skype audio or video call and the problem should be fixed.