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Can I redirect the output of the speakers to my microphone? I don't want to turn on the speakers.

What I want to achieve is, say I'm doing a video chat and want the other person to listen to the sound. I'd like the sound from the speakers to be routed to the microphone. It'd be helpful while I'm using headphones.

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Probably trying to accomplish this:… – RobotHumans Apr 20 '13 at 21:50
Are you trying to 'mute' speaker output? Or cause feedback damage to audio circuit? Can you please add what you trying to achieve overall to question. – david6 Apr 20 '13 at 21:53
@david6 updated the question. – green Apr 20 '13 at 22:06
up vote 3 down vote accepted

You need only to install Pulse Audio Volume Control

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol

Open Pulse Audio Volume Control, navigate to the Recording tab and select your application that is recording sound. Then it should provide you with a drop down menu with source options.


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It worked for me but after selecting Digital Input under Configuration tab. – user13107 Oct 28 '13 at 9:44

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