[ubuntu-uk] Headsets & VOIP

Colin Murphy Colin at spudulike.me.uk
Mon Mar 2 19:51:29 GMT 2009


On Monday 02 March 2009 07:04:45 mac wrote:

>
> [...] I've also used usb Plantronics headsets (which have their own
> external sound cards - brilliant with laptops, 

I've not experimented with VOIP very much, but, when using a standard audio 
socket headset I've struggled to overcome a buzz that gets included with my 
outgoing audio, when I use a laptop.  It does seem to be a standard laptop 
problem anyway, people seem to, instantly, know I'm on a laptop because of 
the buzz.  Do USB headsets overcome this problem?

> Finally - pace RMS - if you're going to use Skype proprietary software,

Talk of propretry software, has anyone had any success in using the web based 
version of PalTalk - http://express.paltalk.com/

It boasts Linux compatibility, but seems to be a bugger to get working - just 
the right versions of Flash and Java seem to be needed.  I have sound in 
working on one 8.04 box, sound out worked, briefly, too.  On all other 
installations I've had no joy.

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