Pulse Audio? issues with Skype


I recently bought a cheap native supported webcam on my brother's recommendation for us to video chat with our families periodically. Everything works fine for him running Mint Mate but I've been having an issue where I can't hear the call but all the other sounds work. Even stranger when I initially install the package from snap Skype works properly but only from snap and only up until I reboot. I was able to discover by running "pactl list" that when it was working the client read "ALSA plug-in skypeforlinux" and when it wasn't working it read just "skype".

I have purged alsa and pulseaudio and reconfigured pulse audio. The catch is this is a htpc. I have to set "enable-remixing = no" for my surround system to work properly.

I appreciate any help that can be provided.