Originally Posted by Ygrex
no idea about settings persistence, but for Mic I often had these two issues:
1. mic boost is turned off
2. volume auto-tuning is not disabled in Skype settings
I don't understand.
Mic boost is very specific to your audio device. Not all sound cards have it and same goes for webcams
By the same token, volume auto-tuning is device dependent. It's a nice feature when the device supports it. For example my Logitech webcam has auto-exposure and auto-volume (Logitech calls it right-light and right-sound I think) and it's worked very well so I didn't have to ever adjust the mic volume.
Skype 2.x worked well with those features, as it simply reads the outputs from the webcam, the webcam drivers handle everything else.
So I don't understand at all why this basic functionality (you could say the most fundamental functionality) in Skype is now broken.
I've read the Skype devblog and they brag how there are too many things they'd worked on, to list in the changelog.
Well, maybe I'm blind or a moron (or both) but it looks to me like they've made one minor cosmetic change to the video window to make it look like the one from Skype for Windows.
Other than that, nothing, absolutely nothing has changed. Oh wait, yeah, they started breaking Skype for Linux users, subtly first, now audio is unusable, and you only find out that Skype is using the wrong audio device after the call begins so you have wave at the other person to wait while you change (guessing at picking the usb webcam from the list) your audio device.
I'm sure with next version, they'll be finished breaking Skype for Linux, so it's completely unusable.