How to Turn Off Music So People Can't Hear it Over Skype

Written by chris haughey
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Skype is a software program that allows users to make voice or phone calls using the Internet. A common problem with Skype is having music playing in the background while on a call. This can be solved with a simple plug-in available from Skype's website.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Internet connection
  • Skype
  • Audio playing software

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  1. 1

    Go to the Skype website on the computer and click on the Skype Extras tab on the left hand side of the page. Skype offers a plug-in software called MusicMaestro and Mood.

  2. 2

    Click on the link for MusicMaestro and Mood to open the page. When it opens, click on the blue button titled "Get it now."

  3. 3

    Follow the instructions to download the MusicMaestro and Mood plug-in. Once the file is downloaded, open and install the plug-in onto your computer.

  4. 4

    Open audio playing software such as iTunes or Windows Media Player. Turn the volume up and press play on a song.

  5. 5

    Open Skype and choose someone from the contacts list. Make a call to that person. When the call initiates, the MusicMaestro plug-in will automatically pause the music so that it is no longer playing during calls. Once the call is terminated, the music will resume.

Tips and warnings

  • On some systems the plug-in may not work on the first call tried. To alleviate this problem, reboot the system and it should work.
  • The MusicMaestro plug-in does not work with Skype

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