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When I try to use headset on to record feedback all I hear when I listen to my recording is white noise. I know my headset is generally working because I'm able to use the Sound Recorder application successfully with my headset. uses Flash so I'm guessing it is a problem that is Flash related, but I've ensured I have the latest version 11 and also ensured Java is installed properly. I'm at a loss of what else I can do to get this to work.

I would really like to use my headset with either my desktop or laptop running 11.10, but I so far have only been able to record using my laptop's built in microphone, so this problem seem to only affect my headset. I've tried 2 USB headsets and also one that uses 3.5 plug. I'm able to get all three generally working with Sound Recorder but not with through Flash on Any ideas?

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I am not trying to revive a dead horse, but I had this exact same issue. The sound settings menu has two issues. There is no way to automatic change input to headset even if it is the only input. I had to change input manually even though recorder worked. Also, there is an alsa plugin that chrome uses while it is trying to record.


  1. Change soundsettings menu input to headset
  2. Start recording in
  3. Raise the volume of the plugin in the applications menu.

It's a bad hack, but now people can use livemocha with 11.10

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