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Hi Herpy,AFAIK you cant use the soundcard from more than one software instance directly through alsa. You would need an extra layer like pulseaudio, or another kind of sound server which would manage the resources for the applications.
Herpy, maybe there is a relation between your skype problems and the use of Vdefsound. Vdefsound sets up a new asoundrc in user space, perhaps skype does not like that. Try unplugging your webcam and boot up again so that Vdefsound is not deployed on the system and see if it makes any difference.Ken