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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Adobe Flash Microphone Rights Not Working

Yes, there are a lot of other questions just like this that have already been answered. I on the other hand have looked at several of them and still have the same problem as I had before. The ...
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Headset does not work on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Latitude E7450 laptop, and the headset does not work properly. When connected with the necessary adaptor (to combine the microphone and audio jack), only the audio works ...
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External Microphone not being recognized

I'm breaking my head trying to make an external microphone work on Ubuntu 15.10. This seems to be a common issue but I can't fix it. When I try to record audio (Audacity, arecord, etc) it just takes ...
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Xeoma audio recording Issues

I'm trying to setup a motion detection server with XEOMA. Just need to record any motion on my parking spot. In simple words... "Oh!, I see something moving near my car, I'll record it". No need to ...
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Microphone not working in Google Hangouts

I am experiencing the problem described here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/n1cpJq1mC8U. Google Hangouts appears to be resetting the levels of my microphone. That post has a ...
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Microphone not working correctly on Lenovo B50

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a brand new Lenovo B50. Everything works fine except for the built-in microphone. I found a partial solution here: ...
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C270 Microphone not working properly

Helle Ubuntu users, Last week i upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10 , where my C270 worked without issues. Now on 15.10 my mic is making really weird noises, when i start my pc i sound really highpitched ...
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Stop Mic Listening please?

pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 I typed the above command to listen to my mic. Now I am always listening, how do i stop!? Now i just typed the following and now i have no sound at ...
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Real time audio in call - Ubuntu Touch

I need make (in real time) an improvement of the in-call audio with our algorithms, it's possible to intercept the audio signal from the microphone before reaches the RIL and the incoming signal ...
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Microphone doesn't work on ubuntu 15.10

I have a notebook with 2011 hardware. I installed the version of Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm having problems with the microphone. I follow some guidelines I found on Google, this forum and in other ...
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Audio not working after switching to Ubuntu 15.10

I have some audio problems in my netbook (Asus eeepc). I used to work with lubuntu 14.04 and audio was perfectly working after pulseaudio installation. I decided to change to Ubuntu Mate 15.10. After ...
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Asus G551JM Game Laptop Bluetooth and Microphone not working

lspci output: xyphos@xyphos-G551JM:~$ lspci -k 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device ...
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After 15.10 upgrade, lost the skype external (logitech camera) mic option

I've upgraded to ubuntu 15.10 and I lost the mic in my skype. The mic was working correctly before the upgrade. The mic is working when testing it in the Setting->Sound->input area. It is marked as ...
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PulseAudio Recording Permanent setting

I am trying to record Mic and system sound together thought pulesaudio for that I have created 2 loopback modules in pulseaudio and set one loopback to builtin and another to monitor,the problem is ...
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Built-in mic not working Ubuntu 14.04

I recently bought a new DELL Inspirion 5558 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. I wanted to have a skype call but it seems that the built-in microphone does not work. I have been reading the forums for ...
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Hangouts Adjusts Volume

Is there any way to stop an app from adjusting the volume of the mic? Hangouts is constantly adjusting the mic input gain, sometimes up to 100%, making the background noise quite noticeable. I have ...
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How to disable microphone volume auto adjustment in Cisco Webex

I am using Cisco Webex for the online meetings, the problem is that the microphone volume automatically goes to maximum and I just can't decrease it. Is there any way to solve this problem? Any help ...
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Recording of training video call

Ubuntu 15.04 (soon to be 15.10). we will be doing some video conferencing training calls soon and would like to record them. I believe this can be done using Pulse Audio Control and ...
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Microphone not recording anything

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Optiplex 780. I tried recording using inbuilt mic, and also with a line mic in both front and rear panels. When I go to System Settings -> Sound, I can see ...
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Speakers are coming up as mic input?

For some reason on my computer, whenever i plug in my speaker into the audio jack nothing comes up, but when i plug it into the mic jack it pops up. On windows you can select the input device once you ...
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Capturing ONLY desktop audio with ffmpeg

I want to know how can I only capture desktop audio (means no mic!). I am using this command: $ ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1360x768 -r 30 -i :0.0 -preset ultrafast ~/Videos/out.mp4 ffmpeg version ...
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Using LADSPA Plugins to have a noise gate to my microphone

I am want to apply a noise gate to my microphone. But I dont know why. I see that LADSPA Plugins can do that but i dont know how to set them up. If someone can help me with LADSPA or has a different ...
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Yeti USB Microphone not recognized in Audacity or Skype 14.10

cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.10" VERSION_ID="14.10" HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/" ...
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Getting files from a Sony ICD-B600 onto Ubuntu 14.04.1?

I've got some files I'd love to get off of an old-ish voice recorder (Sony ICD-B600).It only has mic and headphone jacks, no USB ports. I'm assuming I need a new driver (or possibly software? or some ...
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Microphone on Dell xps 13 9343

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my xps 13 (non touchscreen). The current kernal is 3.16.0-49, and bios is version A05. I have wifi and the trackpad working, but the mic no longer does. Does anyone know ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 audio recording noise

I have an HDA Intel PCH card (as reported by alsamixer). Whenever the microphone is used (e.g. for Skype), it captures a lot of noise. I have tried to make an audio capture using audacity and it seems ...
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How can I use surround sound with a micophone on pulse audio?

So I'm using pulse audio with a pci sound card and it's recognising it fine and all. However, when I choose the analogue stereo option, it just does not output any sound when this option is selected. ...
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Macbook Pro's (10.2) built-In microphone not detected on Ubuntu 15.04

While attempting to configure my Macbook Pro's built-in webcam microphone for Mumble, I noticed that the microphone was not detected. Opening VLC, I attempted to capture the built-in webcam in an ...
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USB PNP sound device, microphone input not recognized, Lubuntu

I purchased a used USB pnp sound device, it is a USB stick with a mic input and headset output, both jacks seem to be 3.5mm. I tested it in Windows and in and out sound worked. It recognized the mic ...
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No microphone available (Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition)

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04--the version preloaded on the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition (2015). I've had it for less than a week. I've installed a bunch of software and changed some defaults (I'm running ...
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Android device as a microphone via usb cable

I was wandering how can I connect my android device to my Ubuntu 14.04 using usb cable and use the android device as a microphone. Any suggestions?
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Toshiba Satellite R850 internal microphone not recognized

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on friend laptop Toshiba Satellite R850. However, internal microphone is unavailable. I tried many online forum solutions (almost everything I could find) but I didn't make it ...
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Does OSS make your mic sound better than in pulse?

I was wondering if I would get better mic quality with OSS that with Pulse. With Pulse, I get static noise. I even bought a new mic and it is still there. So will OSS kinda fix it or make it a bit ...
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How to route microphone audio to a Virtual Sink I created with Pulse

I want to know how to route my audio from my microphone to the Virtual Sink. I need that for SSR because it only records one source.
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Microphone input volume too low in Cheese, Ubuntu 14.04

Microphone volume is too low to be heard in Cheese and Skype but works ok when I record with Audacity and when I do this: vlc pulse:// I dual-boot Windows 10 and the microphone works ok in Skype on ...
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Mic Static Ubuntu 14.04

I have been looking around online and I have yet to find anything about this. I tried looking at this post on here and that never helped. Any advice would be great. I'd be down to try anything that ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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Line-in microphone not functioning 14.04 LTS

I have a problem with my line-in microphone, it is detected by Ubuntu when plugged in, but it's audio slider only reacts when I speak into my built-in laptop microphone. Why might this be? I have ...
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Logitech H600 mic not working, Ubuntu 15.04

I just got the H600. The audio output works fine, however I can't get the mic to work. When I check the sound settings, "Microphone H600[Wireless Headset]" is listed as the source. The input level ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mic not working after suspend

My (build-in) microphone on my PC Specialist laptop is not working after waking up from suspend. Just to give you an idea what I have tried so far: here is the sound troubleshooting tutorial I have ...
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Thinkpad T440s internal mic not working in Ubuntu 15.04

My internal microphone on my thinkpad t440s is not picking up any audio on Ubuntu 15.04. For reference, here is the output of lspci and my kernel I am running. philip@philip:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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How can I create a live audio stream

What I am trying to do is put in a remote PA system so I can speak to whom ever is in the room no matter where I am. Also I would like to hear what they have to say. How can I do this? Any help is ...
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Bluetooth Hub for microphones and speaker

Does such thing exists or is there something equivalent on ubuntu. For example, I have five smartphones, I also have five bluetooth speakers. There is a software on ubuntu which manages all these ...
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Blue Snowball iCE Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently purchased a Blue Snowball iCE microphone. It seems like this person and this person had success using this on earlier versions of Ubuntu. When I plug in this microphone, it's not recognized ...
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Praat is not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.02

I installed Praat Speech Analyzer from Ubuntu Software Center.I wanted to record a sound by my laptop's microphone,i tried it by my headphone and earphone too.It showed that it recorded sound but when ...
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Turtle Beach not functioning properly

I have just recently bought a Turtle Beach EarForce X11 for recording videos. The only issue is, When I try to records, it records an extremely loud layer of static, and my voice, but very quietly. It ...
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Audacity doesn't list USB Microphone

I got a new USB Microphone. It is listed at lsusb: Bus 004 Device 011: ID 0d8c:0031 C-Media Electronics, Inc. And it works fine on e.g. TeamSpeak. But at Audacity, it isn't listed. (Just for ...
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Connect microphone to combo port in Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus S400CA, however it comes with a combo port(headphone port and mic port combined). For some reason, in Ubuntu if I connect a microphone, it always detects it as a headphone, and I cannot ...
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No sound through headphones after first start

Hello guys I need your help (and I apologize for my english skills). There's a little problem I have since I've installed Ubuntu (I had the same problem on windows as well). Every time when I start ...