I recommend that for the best sound playback; you use "Pulse Audio Manager", it has a good number of settings which under normal circumstances will give you excellent sound support.
Install the packages:
You might want to check that the package "sox" is also installed just to be on the safe side!!. (You can look in Synaptic but it should already be installed! and if it isn't, install it, it is very important!)
You will find the Pulse Audio Manager once it is installed; under Sound and Video in the main apps menu.
You can install both packages either via Synaptic or using the terminal with the command:
sudo apt-get install libsox-fmt-all paman
You may also want to install the package "alsa-firmware". (Not really sure if this is necessary!!)
Use Paman in conjunction with the normal sound manager and check that your microphone is set to high!!!!.
Another package is "non-free-codecs" which covers nearly all the bases as far as codecs goes!!. (You must have the Medibuntu repo active)
Important settings are the input/output sections:
Skype users see 3rd post in this thread!!.
I also recommend installing the following packages using the terminal command:
sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs faac flac
(non-free-codecs requires the Medibuntu repo to be active: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu )
Preparation and planning prevent poor performance!
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