How come my video game sound works fine while I am using skype but when I turn skype off my video game sound stops working?

by on June 19, 2013

Q: My friend and I play games together while communicating through skype. Everything was working fine, but then today when i would leave skype, the audio wouldn’t carry over. Is this a windows 8 problem, and is there a fix?


One Response to “How come my video game sound works fine while I am using skype but when I turn skype off my video game sound stops working?”
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    When you say “Leave skype”, do you mean disconnect and exit the Skype software or minimize Skype to go back to your game?

    Are you referring to being unable to hear your friend when you bring your game back to the foreground?

    Try rebooting, and make sure Skype is up to date.

    If you’re still having trouble, I’d suggest giving teamspeak a try instead of Skype.