Skype Problem with Playback Device

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Skype is one of the most favorite instant messaging services. Users may transmit both text and video messages. Many users have reported that Skype has problem with playback device in Windows 10 or Windows 7.

Here are 5 methods to fix this problem.

Way 1: Reinstall Skype

Maybe this is the simplest and most practical method to fix Skype playback device problem. Uninstall Skype and Reinstall Skype in Windows Store (Windows 10).

Download and Reinstall Skype from Skype.com (Windows 7/8.1/Vista/XP)

Way 2: Delete Audio Device

Press Windows + X or Right-click on Start button and select Device Manager.

Skype Problem with Playback Device

Navigate to Sound, video and game controllers and locate your audio device. Right-click the audio device and select Uninstall device.

Skype Problem with Playback Device

Restart your computer and let Windows 10 install it automatically.

BTW, problem with playback device in Skype can also be solved  by Disable and then Enable audio device.

Way 3: Set the correct playback device

Open Skype, click more > Settings > Speakers

Skype Problem with Playback Device

Select the proper audio device

Way 4: Audio Troubleshooter

Press Windows + R, Enter control.exe /name Microsoft.TroubleshootingSkype Problem with Playback Device

or type Troubleshoot in taskbar search box.Skype Problem with Playback Device

Playing Audio > Run the Troubleshooter

Skype Audio Troubleshooter

Way 5: Update Audio Driver

Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter

How To Fix “Problem with Playback Devices on Skype”

Double-click Sound, video and game controllers, Right-click your audio device and select Update Driver

How To Fix “Problem with Playback Devices on Skype”

Way 6: Reset Skype

Close Skype and Press Windows + R

Enter: %appdata%

How To Fix “Problem with Playback Devices on Skype”

Locate and right click the Skype folder > Rename, name it Skypeold

Restart Skype and check if it resolves the issue

How To Fix “Problem with Playback Devices on Skype”

Way 7: Disable and Enable your speakers

Right-click the speaker icon ( In the bottom right corner ) and select Playback devices.

How To Fix “Problem with Playback Devices on Skype”

Then right-click on the empty space, make sure both Show Disconnected Devices and Show Disabled Devices are checked.

How To Fix “Problem with Playback Devices on Skype”

Right-click your audio device and select Disable

How To Fix “Problem with Playback Devices on Skype”

Right-click the audio device again and select Enable

Click OK or Apply to save changes

 

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