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Lelitu
Posted - 2009.11.21 20:27:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Lelitu on 21/11/2009 21:17:35
Hi all

I am having a few issues with sound quality on teamspeak native client on ubuntu 9.04 64 bit

using pulse, with padsp for TS, I get perfect voice quality for everyone else, but outgoing voice is so badly distorted nobody can hear a thing.
this is regardless of other sound apps running, so I suspect that it is not a Pulse issue, nevertheless, i have reinstalled pulse, which has had no effect.

I have used 2 different Microphones, both known to be good
2 different sound cards, again, both known good
A seperate machine on the same network has no quality issues
and other native sound recording apps get perfect quality.

steeing the teamspeak thread to nice -20 makes no difference at all.
changing sound quality settings inside TS makes no difference

Does anyone have anythign further to suggest, other than using the windows client in wine?

or the most unfavourite option, reinstalling windows.

edit: aded 64 bit note.

Karak Terrel
As Far As The eYe can see
Chained Reactions
Posted - 2009.11.21 23:19:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Lelitu
Edited by: Lelitu on 21/11/2009 21:17:35
i have reinstalled pulse, which has had no effect.



Linux has checksumming, collision protection and will not overwrite your config by default, so the reinstall thing may work on windows cause the way stuff is installed there is really broken, on Linux you will never get an effect as long as you don't delete random files on your system or something Wink

This is a known problem, just enter "padsp teamspeak" into google and you will see what i mean. There are also some "solutions":
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4869171&postcount=16

But this is really hacky stuff and you better try to force your corp to use a better tool than Teamspeak. I know this is not easy and i always wonder why some gamers use such old crap and are not open for new stuff.

http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

Lelitu
Posted - 2009.11.22 02:33:00 - [3]
 

with 1300 members in corp, and over 500 active members, at least. changing voice comms is unlikely to say the least.

I'd love to switch to mumble, or anything really, that has decent support.

as to googling an answer, that was the first thing I have done.
so far, I have been able to find very little of any relevance

Pulse settings appear to be correct, as sound recording in other applications is crystal clear.

your linked thread, is aimed at those using ALSA, not pulse.

Miraqu
Caldari
Posted - 2009.11.22 08:23:00 - [4]
 

Unless you build wine yourself with pulseaudio support, your system should be able to use alsa as default.

Test if pulse itself is the problem

Go into a terminal and enter

pulseaudio -k

then start Teamspeak and maybe wine. Which may be difficult if you have only one soundcard, since TS uses OSS by default.


I have a cheap onboard card for ts and a quality soundcard for everything else.

Slaine Valdorian
Perkone
Posted - 2009.11.22 23:49:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Lelitu
Edited by: Lelitu on 21/11/2009 21:17:35
using pulse, with padsp for TS, I get perfect voice quality for everyone else, but outgoing voice is so badly distorted nobody can hear a thing.
this is regardless of other sound apps running, so I suspect that it is not a Pulse issue, nevertheless, i have reinstalled pulse, which has had no effect.


This is a problem with OSS (it's just to old) and the padsp wrapper (it has to wrap OSS).
You best bet is to use "pasuspender" which temporarily disables pulse. I get fine outgoing sound with it, but I lose all other sound sources (only tested with pa enabled wine, don't know about alsa, oss).

ace togge
Destructive Influence
IT Alliance
Posted - 2009.11.27 14:10:00 - [6]
 

pulse is just crap.. it worked fine after lots of tuning on 9.04, but it's completely broken on my 9.10 installation.
I get these shutter sounds after a while.. and then i have to restart all the applications that open the audio device to fix it.

This is my solution:
sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio
sudo apt-get install esound
and reboot..

Supay
Caldari
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2009.11.29 22:01:00 - [7]
 

I installed the windows TS client under WINE and it works perfectly. The TS Linux client is a piece of ****

strites
Posted - 2009.11.30 04:31:00 - [8]
 

I use 2 istances of TeamSpeak (just needeach time remove a lockfile to permit this)

padsp TeamSpeak -> mic muted, to hear
aoss TeamSpeak -> volume at 0, to speak


 

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