Balancing Skype and Game volumes (not using snap)

Discus and support Balancing Skype and Game volumes (not using snap) in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I have been playing a few games online with friends on my Xbox One, and we have been using Skype for chat. My friends, for various reasons, are using a... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Shymlark, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Shymlark
    Shymlark Guest

    Balancing Skype and Game volumes (not using snap)


    I have been playing a few games online with friends on my Xbox One, and we have been using Skype for chat. My friends, for various reasons, are using a laptop for Skype rather than using Skype or built in chat on their Xboxes. However, I am using Skype on
    my Xbox. The problem I have is balancing volume between Skype and the game. There are settings for balancing the volume between apps when snap is being used, and that does work with Skype too. However, I don't want to to play with a portion of the screen showing
    Skype - I want to play fullscreen with Skype in the background. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any settings to adjust either the game or Skype volume when Skype is running in the background. In case relevant, the games in question are Halo (all of them)
    and Destiny, although I would like a solution that works regardless of game.

    Does anyone know how to balance sound between background apps (not snapped) and a main app/game running in the foreground? I suppose I would most like to reduce game volume and increase Skype volume. I appreciate that such sound balancing is possible using
    the built in Xbox chat, but I need to make it work with Skype.

    Many thanks for your help.

    :)
     
    Shymlark, Dec 18, 2015
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  2. infamous.9
    infamous.9 Guest
    Skype output chat volume decreased

    I was wondering if anyone had some info or resolution on why when using the skype app for xb1 my output volume is quiet? I have came from a party (had to use skype because the party app crashed, imagine that) that everone could hear me fine, to them barely
    being able to hear me. I made sure it wasnt using the kinect for voice by muting my mic, but then they dont hear anything, so its def using my headset mic for voice. I looked into skype settings and the snap volume settings but couldnt find much. Any help
    would be great!

    Thanks
     
    infamous.9, Dec 18, 2015
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  3. question about snap

    you can not have a game running and have skype in snap view
     
    DeliriumBlades, Dec 18, 2015
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  4. EnenDaveyBoy Win User

    skype

    support.xbox.com/.../skype-faq

    Can I use snap with Skype?

    The initial release of Skype for Xbox One does not support snapping Skype to another running application; however, we are working to release this in a future update.

    There is actual date to my knowledge.
  5. Claudius.H Win User

    Skype/Games/Other Apps Refuse to open or crash shortly after

    Did you try starting the Skype app in snapped mode as described in
    support.xbox.com/.../multitask-with-snap
    ?

    Members of the Skype Community reported that using this workaround they were able to start Skype and also later on switch to full screen mode and the app continued to work.
  6. RippenHarra Win User

    Xb1 Snapshot?

    The snap feature? Was the little bit that pops up on the right of screen. They demo used snap Skype , snap Internet explorer , snap fantasy league. I'm sure you could snap a game and get your MP matchmaking started but yes of you have a disc game your snapping
    then you would have to go find the disc to insert it.
  7. Claudius.H Win User

    Can't Snap Skype.....

    Currently Skype for Xbox One doesn't support snapping. Check the section "I’m missing a feature in Skype for Xbox One. Where is it?" in the FAQ here:

    support.xbox.com/.../skype-faq

    You can snap other apps like IE, Music and Video to the running Skype app though.
  8. Bear on the job Win User

    Can't Snap Skype.....

    This is a huge facepalm situation, and false advertising I might add. So many demos have shown Skype working in snap mode, with video chat in the snapped window. Skype is only useful to me if I can snap it while doing something else. I don't think I would
    ever use it as the main focused window. Completely dumbfounded by this.
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