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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Something wrong with audio input. My output (music) is what people in teamspeak here instead of anything coming from my mic

I'm pretty new to the world of Ubuntu but I've been having this problem that seems to persist through reinstalls. Initially the mic was working fine, everyone in teamspeak could here me, no problems. ...
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microphone input is not working after upgrade

I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system with: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade and now my external microphone doesn't work anymore (it was working yesterday and its works now on other devices) and I need ...
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My microphone recording volume automatically changes

Whenever I do talk on Skype I can watch with alsamixer, how the setting: Internal reduces its volume. Sadly the volume goes so much down, that I get muted. I do have to constantly watch my recording ...
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Integrated Microphone Static

Both of the internal microphones (L and R channel) in my machine record nearly pure static when recording in Audacity. Looking at the waveform, when I tap on the microphones there are very minute ...
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USB Sound Card not detecting microphone

I don't know why my USB sound card won't work on my Ubuntu 14.04. I mean I can hear sound from my headset but my problem is the microphone. Whenever I tried to record my voice, there was nothing being ...
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Internal microphone becomes unavailable when plugging in headset

Upon plugging in my AKG headset, PulseAudio automatically changes to the external microphone. However, my headset has no external microphone, and I want to use my laptop's internal microphone - but it ...
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Microphone noise with combined earbuds/microphone

Machine Lenovo U430 Touch OS Ubuntu 14.10 Soundcard HDA Intel PCH When I plug in my my combined earbuds/microphone it's very loud and I hear everything the microphone picks up. The ...
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audio problems with vlc

i've installed linux on my chromebook and then installed vlc player. but if i play any media file then pause and play again, the audio jumps back and forth a few seconds between the moment i paused ...
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built-in webcam and microphone not working (12.02 and 14.04)

Today for some reason I've realized that my webcam and microphone are not working any more, I've decided to upgrade to 14.04 (using that as an excuse, and assuming that after it the problem would be ...
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How do I select the audio input source via command?

what I have currently set up is 2 launchers (in an XFCE panel) next to my clock: [Game] - enables loopback (need it to switch to line-in) [mic] - disables loopback (need it to switch to mic) line-in ...
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Microphone not Working on Original Macbook Air 2008.

My build in microphone is not working after installing ubuntu trusty, on an early macbook air 2007 a1257 notebook.
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External mic not working Ubuntu 12.04

I am dual boot with WinXP. For the last week I've tried to get my headset microphone working so I can make phone calls from gmail. When the microphone did not work there and then didn't work in Ubuntu ...
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Disable headphone detection [duplicate]

In windows I can just disable headphones and they will never work even if I plug them in, how can I do the same in Ubuntu?
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Set default internal audio input/output device, and turn off headphone and microphone

My computer has some problem with ports of headphones and microphone, sometimes it shows that the headphones or microphone is plugged in but actually it isn't. I don't use headphones and microphone, ...
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mic from webcam not working in google talk but working in audacity

All more or less said in title except I can hear the test sound (bip) in my sound system. There is no test or setting for the mic in google talk that I was able to find (there was a long time ago but ...
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Audio driver issue with Windows dual boot

Hello everybody, I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot on my existing Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Samsung laptop.The lap uses Realtek Audio Drivers. The audio (both ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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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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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 ...