How to make microphone work in Skype

I had problems getting the microphone to work in Skype and was searching for a solution. One thing which was mentioned on various websites was to uncheck the box “Allow Skype to automatically adjust mixer levels” in the Skype options. But this did not work for me. I found some other troubleshooting tips here, but they also did not help to solve my problem.

Then finally I stumbled somewhere (sorry, don’t remember the site )-; ) over the solution:

The microphone was handled as a stereo input source and the two channels were not in sync which caused one channel to mute the other. As the mic in fact is a mono source, the solution was to install pavucontrol and just mute one of the two input channels.

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