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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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 does not work on Asus VivoBook X202E

I have recently bought an Asus Vivobook X202E, with touch screen and Windows 8. I have tried to adjust the sound systems as many answers on this site suggest, but it still doesn't work. I think Asus ...
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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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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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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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Sound Recorder does not show “record as” option

I am setting up a lubuntu box to install in a local classroom where people are not super tech-savvy. I need an audio recording software for them to record things using the microphone and save in a ...
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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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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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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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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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Too much noise while recording on 12.10 [closed]

I'm using Kubuntu 12.10 with Backports enabled and I'm getting too much noise while doing screencasting in Kazam or other aplications like Recordmydesktop, noise also appears while recording webcam ...
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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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Microphone on combo jack not working Asus A46CM

My laptop Asus A46CM has a microphone/headphone combo jack. I try to attach my samsung earphone that has a microphone on it, but the microphone not working, Ubuntu still use the laptop microphone with ...
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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 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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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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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 at all in Skype

I have been able to get the built-in microphone (it's an Acer laptop) to not only work, but work perfectly in Ubuntu's own Sound Recorder, but when starting up Skype, there's no sign of my microphone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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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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Headset mic not being used

I have an ASUS 1015E laptop that has a single 3.5mm audio combo port for both mic and headphone (TRRS connector plugs go in there). So I use headsets that come in a single wire which has both ...
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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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microphone input volume is too low, 14.04

Microphone input volume is too low, so that the other part, while on video call, can hardly hear me! Lonovo laptop g570. card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: CX20590 Analog [CX20590 Analog] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use a logitech C170 webcam on Ubuntu 13.04?

Does it need additional drivers? My computer does have a microphone, so I can always use that one. I just want to be sure before I buy it. Thanks in advance!
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Internal microphone not working on a Compaq Presario CQ60

the internal microphone of my COMPAQ Presario CQ60 is not working. i notice it when calling on skype i could not be understood. i checked if skype was disabling my microphone due to its auto ...
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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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How can I enable microphone mute button on Thinkpad W520?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've read Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads but the acpi_listen doesn't produce any output in the terminal (for any of the media buttons, Even the working ...
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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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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 ...