A microphone is a device that turns sound waves into something the computer can interpret. You can use microphones to capture audio for things like video chat, recording videos or podcasts, etc.

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External jack microphone auto adjusting the Mic Boost in Alsamixer

I am having some quite weird problems with my external microphone auto adjusting itself to very loud volumes. It stays at the volume I've given it, but when I start speaking it goes straight to 100 at ...
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Ubuntu immediately 'forgets' sound input device setting

I have two microphones attached to my computer: one built into my webcam, and one as part of a USB headset. I'd prefer to to use the USB headset mic for sound input. When the computer boots, the ...
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Creative USB webcam: microphone quality very poor

I have recently started using Ubuntu 14.10 LTS 32bit for my desktop pc. I am having troubles to set up my Creative USB Webcam (with built-in microphone). From the command "lsusb" I can see that ...
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How can I get the internal microphone of a laptop to work on 14.04? [on hold]

I have just installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a DELL Latitude 6400, where I have been running Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE 201403) before and everything worked fine (before). Now I cannot get the ...
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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...
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Updated audio mixer for 14.04+

Is there any advanced audio mixer where I can have more control of my microphones (audio input)? There's almost no options on alsamixer and the default pulseaudio mixer. Also, I can only see stereo ...
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microphone not workin on skype 4.3.0.37 with ubuntu 14.04.1

I've got a Lenovo B50-70 , it has Ubuntu 14.04.1 os . I downloaded skype but can't make the microphone work on it.I already tried most of the solutions I found on the web and nothing worked. Please ...
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external microphone on double jack (mic/headphones)

I would like to use my microphone on my laptop. But my laptop only have a single jack, mic + headphones combined. When I plug my microphone, the system think it's an headphone. (sound is muted from ...
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Location of Microphone input?

I am trying to generate data for cryptopurposes in a similar fashion to Random.org except locally so the data isn't passed over the Internet. I found this guide: ...
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Sound settings not saved

In Sound Settings, whenever I set my input to "Microphone (built in audio)" and then I close the window, it goes back to "Digital input (S/PDIF)". I do not need to reboot for this to happen. This ...
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Jack not working with usb Microphone

I have a usb microphone that works with alsa but when I set it up for jack in Audacity nothing is being recorded I've tried each of the settings/options for the microphone in jack and both options in ...
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USB headset mic not working, but output is working

Neither my built in mic, nor my usb headset mic is working. I'm trying to get the headset one to work now because the headset is detected, it just won't let me speak into the headset I seriously ...
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Alsa, internal mic on macbook works sometimes

I've had my internal microphone working twice. I'm using simplescreenrecorder, and the internal microphone was working when the input options were set to alsa and [default] default source. So I had it ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS very low mic volume on HP nc6120

Already browsed questions database but no luck. on win my mic works flawless on ubuntu well i can't record anything. Tried so far: alsamixer gnome alsamixer micboost Various solutions found on ...
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Probably need Realtek driver for my Asus laptop to use headset for skype with combination audio/mic in port: NEWB help?

When I plug in my mike into my Laptop that has 14.04 installed, it shows a popup to decide what I plugged in: headphones or mic. But I want to use a headset that has both for Skype. It is a ...
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Fix microphone crackle on ubuntu gnome 14.10

I have updated to the final release of 14.10 gnome and ŵhen I record I am getting a crackle when speaking. At first I thought it was the mic so bought a new logitech one, but there is still a crackle, ...
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Headphones and microphone work only after reboot

On my Acer Aspire V5 573G laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 after first boot microphone is not working and headphones also (if you plug them in the sound just continue goind out from speakers. If I reboot the ...
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In ubuntu14.04LTS microphone not working

I have installed skype on Dell 3420 Ubuntu 14.04LTS but I am not able to hear the voice. Microphone is not working I think. I am new to Ubuntu so can anyone help.
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Microphone not working Xubuntu 14.04

Since installing Xubuntu 14.04 the microphone has not worked either on my Laptop or Desktop installations. This is a system wide issue not confined to SKYPE. Testing I have performed thus far: ...
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How to switch between audio outputs when both headphones and speakers are connected?

I have the M5A97 motherboard, with the audio ports displayed on this picture: As you can see on the part labelled "Audio", there are 6 jacks. By default, the pink one is configured to be the ...
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How can I get my headset microphone mute to work properly?

I work long hours wearing a headset. I recently discarded my venerable Logitech headset for a Sennheisser game one system which is much more comfortable (were it not for this problem, I'd be giving it ...
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pulseaudio recording feedback

When I rebuild pulseaudio (need to create a plugin) I have a bad speaker.monitor. It added null samples after each stop of a aplay command? Then the microphone are not anymore synchonous. I did not ...
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After 12.04-14.04 upgrade, Google-talk malfunctions

I have an HP Business 64 bit desktop partitioned between Windows 7(Hp version) and Ubuntu. I upgraded from 12.04 long term to 14.04 long term. Google phone (aka Gmail Call Phone) functioned perfectly ...
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problem getting microphone to work in xubuntu running inside virtualbox

I recently installed xubuntu 14.04.1 on my Windows 8 host with Virtualbox 4.3, and it's really great. I use it for my freelance job so I can separate my work activites from my personal activites. Only ...
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Connect multiple audio devices together for duplex intercom

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to connect multiple audiodevices (e.g. Wireless Headsets like the Logitech G930) to a bus where every speaker gets the signal from every microphone. Like Teamviewer ...
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Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema not working

It just don't work on cheese. From lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 045e:075d Microsoft Corp. LifeCam Cinema From dmesg, when re-connecting the cammera: [ 2098.426935] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, ...
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internal mic and Camera don't work in ubuntu 14.04.1

i make a clean instalation of ubuntu 14.04.1 in a Pavilon dv5 , but que camera and the internal mic don't work . the system don't detect the camera and the internal mic dont get audio. in ubuntu ...
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Very low mic volume on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have tried answers suggested in the earlier similar question and as I am just starting with Ubuntu after a long time , I hope some one will be able to help me There is very very low mic volume on ...
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Why does it take twenty seconds for my microphone to start working in Skype if I pause Clementine?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I've just switched from my aging Logitech headset to a nice comfy GameOne Sennheisser which is not using USB (it plugs in to the pink and green audio sockets). The GameOne ...
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Microphone not working

My sound input device stopped working without any update or changes in the system. I've tried several ways to make it work, including reinstalling PulseAudio, checking alsamixer, mute buttons, etc.. ...
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My headset is only recognized as a pair of headphones

According to the specs, my laptop has a Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack. I also have a headset, which works just fine as a headset when used with my phone. However, Ubuntu doesn't appear to ...
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Chromium not working with the mic of my logitech 270 webcam

the mic on my Logitech 270 webcam has stopped working, but only on chromium. FFox is fine. Is there anything I can do to debug it? Btw I have tried changing the AV controls, alsa mixer, hangouts set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 microphone static ASUS Q502LA

I tried following the procedures here without any luck: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure Here is the output of system description. ...
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Mic not working for Logitech C615HD in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I just ordered a brand new Logitech C615HD and connected it to my UbuntuGnome 14.04.1 LTS. In Skype the image works perfectly, but I am not able to get any sound; the mic is not working at all. I am ...
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Toshiba nb 520 Microphone problem

internal microphone is not working on Toshiba NB 520 with Xubuntu 14.04 installed x@x:~$ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec Codec: Realtek ALC269VB pulse audio says internal mic unavailbale, ...
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Sound Input Works in Audacity but not in PavuControl

I have a weird problem with my sound input. Namely the internal microphone of my laptop does not work with Skype, but it does work with Audacity. When I tried to configure everything, I installed ...
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I can hear but others cannot hear me in Skype

I instilled Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 but I have the problem that the people who I am talking with cannot hear me. What should I do to fix that? (The people I'm trying to talk to are using Skype on ...
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Any Fix for c720, Ubuntu 14.04, Internal microphone not working?

I can't get my Internal mic working by default. Only way how to get it work is open pavucontrol and choose - Microphone (Unplugged), only then it records sound from my Internal Mic. This C720 is for ...
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How to freeze recording mixer levels?

I'm using Google Hangouts plugin for Chromium for video calls, but this program thinks that it is smarter than me and regularry drops recording mic level to very low values (and my companion complains ...
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HP 510 microphone is not working

This notebook is really old and I decided to install Lubuntu 14.04.1 here.Everything is more than better, but I have a problem with the microphone. I already install Pulseaudio and tried a ton of ...
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High pitched microphone noise

My internal and external (usb) microphone give me a high pitched noise, it's as if the recorded sound gets in a unlimited loop and then disappears. Could anyone help me fix this? I've an Acer Extensa ...
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What is the difference between Analog Input and Internal Microphone?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and my sound works just fine. However, when I open the Sound dialog, I notice that under Input there are two available options As far as I can tell, my laptop has an ...
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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Kubuntu audio duplex input problem

Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.1.3.0-32-generic Hello, My problem here is my sound input suddenly stopped working properly. One day I decided to use my laptop when I found out that my applications audio was ...
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Mic volume settings

I'm a gamer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I have a microphone set up, but when I log out and back in, the mic volume level has changed to 0. It's a pain to have to reset the volume every ...
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How to I get the right Pulseaudio profiles to show up without restarting Pulseaudio?

Some times my USB headset microphone disappears from my list of input devices. Reconnecting the headset doesn't work, but killing Pulseaudio does: pulseaudio -k When Pulseaudio starts back up, my ...
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Microphone is not working in Xubuntu

This is the firs time I am using Xubuntu. My microphone is not working on it. I am using Hp laptop. It use to work on Ubuntu but giving problem here. I am using a headphone. In Volume Control, it is ...
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How do I make Ubuntu 14.04 recognize my Galaxy S4 as a Microphone via 3.5mm jack/USB?

Long story short, I'm trying to get some screen recording done and my puppy chewed my microphone rendering it useless. I've managed to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 connected as a microphone ...
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Microphone don't work on Skype 4.3 with ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have tried to change all settings on the Volume Control Panel, but nothing happens. I just hear the sound from the PC, but not by microphone.
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14.04LTS Microphone Buzzing noise bad

My Microphone started acting up badly this morning has a loud buzz, it has got to be software it was working fine last night installed updates and shutdown last night and boom here we are, oh and i ...