How to Fix the Steam Teamspeak Volume Conflict
I found a helpful article on-line, which I would like to share with you:
This fix goes beyond the Teamspeak and Steam VOIP issues seen on Windows 7 systems. However, this applies to a majority of users. Could help other VOIP apps, like Ventrilo or Mumble.
Volume in Teamspeak seems OK; then you start up a game in Steam. The volume then drops to the point you can hardly hear other users, perhaps not at all, depending on the in-game volume. If you look at your Volume Mixer, you’ll see the volume bar for Teamspeak has been lowered.
Windows 7 is trying to be nice, and lowering your volume when it detects another communication device. It’s designed for PC based phone calls, much like how a Bluetooth phone will turn down/off the sound in your car radio for incoming calls. In our case, Win 7 thinks your Steam VOIP is an incoming call, turning down Teamspeak.
Tell it to stop, who takes PC phone calls anyways?
- Goto Control Panel
- Select Sound
- Select Communications Tab
- Switch it to “Do Nothing”
- Select OK<
Note: it should not come as a surprise that this issue also exists under Windows 8/8.1.