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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Lenovo W530 microphone problem

Lenovo W530 running Xubuntu 13.10 The microphone appears not to be working. 2 tests made one with audacity and a second with skype. In both instances there appears to be no input. 'Input devices' ...
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How do I configure sound devices in Skype 4.2 on 12.04 x64?

I got a new PC and installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 to utilize all of the 8GB of RAM and the APU to the max. So far everything works except sound in Skype 4.2. I can't snap the whole ...
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Asus vivobook S400CA -ubuntu 13.10 mic not working

I am dual booting ubuntu 13.10 with windows 8.1. Mic works ok in windows. It is not working in ubuntu. lspci shows 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High ...
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Internal mic not recognized and not working ( HP pavilon dv5-1022 ) [closed]

I have a laptop HP and I have installed ubuntu 13.10 gnome ( previously ubuntu 13.04 gnome), my internal microphone is not recognized and not working. my alsa information file: ...
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Microphone noise and problems

First thing to say: I am not an expert on computer issues, I am just a regular user (a Windows former user just getting used to Ubuntu) OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Computer: ASUS X201E-DH01 Soundcard: HDA ...
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Volume and mic levels decrease by themselves

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , the volume and mic level decrease by themselves without me touching anything , it usually happens when the sound increases in any media or music player , it's just like ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Acer Aspire 5733-6607 Built in mic static

Hello First time asking a question here. So if i miss something let me know. Anyway, just installed Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. Have it running great its just that when I go to make a skype test call to make ...
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Mic doesn't work properly

I tried many things to do, but got even worse. Now there's no mic in alsamixer. Instead of recording from mic, it records sound from speakers. arecord -l: card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ...
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12.04 - how to install alsa 1.0.27, to resolve dell sound card microphone echo issue to local speaker?

Problem: Microphone in or Line in microphone audio is instantly captured and sinked to the local speaker, cause horrible echo problem About my system: (NO PulseAudio used (cause its always crash and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, Thinkpad T410s No Autoswitch for dock microphone input

How do I turn on the dock's microphone input? It does not autoswitch from the internal mic. to an external.
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Can't fix strange skype noises

I am for a month or so with Ubuntu (running LTS 12.04 version on HP Pavilion dv3-2155mx) and I am getting those weird noises in skype(version 4.2.0.11) voice calls. I tried to follow instructions ...
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How to record sound with Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 13.04

Please help me figure out the problem with my sound problem. I have tried a lot of solutions, non of which seems to work for my case. Here is the audio device viewed by Audacity: ...
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Microphone works, but line in not

I have an interesting issue with Ubuntu. I have a laptop that has one jack for line in/microphone and line out/headphones. This the reason why I bought a spliter like below: Splits one 4 ...
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options snd-hda-intel model= How to get working?

Well, I have a Lenovo R61i laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 to this old laptop. I had problem with my sound sensitivity, I fixed it: Volume range is narrow in 12.04 I opened via terminal sudo ...
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Headphones microphone is not working

I'm trying to use my headphones with my Ubuntu 13.10. My headphones are Nokia BH-905i, which can be connected via Bluetooth or green+pink wires. If I use bluetooth, voice quality is terrible or ...
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Remove microphone noise ubuntu 13.10

I had windows 8 and I was using Camtasia to record my screen and my voice via a microphone. The quality of voice was well. I just migrated to Ubuntu 13.10 and tried RecordMyScreen and Kazam to record ...
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Alsa sound - How can i tell microphone source can be used at the same time from two application without showing device is busy?

I have this /etc/asound.conf file where i can do my audio output to device hw:0 with any applications. But i have two / three/ four applications who need to use same microphone hw:0 With the ...
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Internal microphone is not working

Basically I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and have tried a couple of solutions from this forum but no luck yet, I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 and I've tried to use the mic on Skype but it just won't work, ...
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Is there any way to cancel background noise from being recorded into my microphone? Globally?

On Windows I used to take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation and noise suppression but no such features exist in PulseAudio and haven't since I can remember. My system is a laptop, Acer Aspire ...
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Can't Start PulseAudio Ubuntu 12.04 | Can't use USB Headset

I have a Logitech 590 USB headset that I cannot get to work with Ubuntu 12.04. In my computer sound settings everything is absolutely blank. No options for inputs or outputs. I do have some regular ...
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Two microphones listed in the input section of Pulseaudio, “Internal microphone” and “Microphone” but the problem is that

Being on a laptop, (Acer Aspire V3-571G to be specific) Ubuntu 13.04, The "Internal Microphone" port selection, all noise played into the microphone is played back to me through the speakers. Being on ...
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Array microphone is not recognised as an external line-in microphone

I recently purchased an array microphone from Acoustic Magic for some video conferencing needs. While other USB based external microphones seem to work out of the box on Ubuntu 12.04, this one (which ...
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Pulseaudio keeps on auto adjusting my mic and speaker volume

I have tried everywhere but all forums seem to get stuck on a problem with skype or google-talk. I am trying to test my speaker and mic using the System Testing application. When trying to test my mic ...
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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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measuring ambient noise

I am looking for a way to measure the amount of ambient noise in a given place, with my computers microphone. Audacity seems to do it, but I cant get it to tell me the measurement (it just moves a ...
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Does anyone know of a voicechanger that i can use with skype?

Does anyone know of a live voice changer that I can connect to Skype so that I can have some fun with my friends?
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Ubuntu is not picking up my built in mic on my laptop what should i do?

Ubuntu is not picking up my built in mic on my laptop what should I do? I just in stalled it, and been trying to get it to use my built in mic, I cant get it to work I need help with Toshiba satellite ...
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Audio Technica USB microphone won't overdub

I have an Audio Technica cardoid USB microphone. With Audacity I can only record one track with it - every time I try to overdub with it (try to record a second track) Audacity freezes. I can do ...
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External microphone stopped working after kernel upgrade (internal and webcam microphones still working)

I was on an old Ubuntu 10.04 GNU/Linux based system which used 2.6.x kernels and I had no problems with the microphone. Now I have done a fresh upgrade to a system based on Ubuntu 12.04 GNU/Linux ...
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Skype, green screen, no microphone

I have issues with skype using my brand new System 76 Galago Ultrapro, running Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Skype through ubuntu software centre (after allowing Canonical partner stuff), but it won't ...
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internal micropone issues on Lenovo x230

I have a Lenovo x230 running Ubuntu 12.04.3 (and previously 12.04.2). I had been trying to use audacity to record audio from a stream on a website and ever since the internal mic has been ...
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USB microphone stops working after a few seconds

I need help with my microphone, which is not working. It starts fine when I plug it in but after a few seconds of use (eg. recording or microphone monitoring in Audacity, speaking on Skype, or looking ...
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How can HTML5 Ubuntu Touch apps access camera and microphone?

I am creating an app for Ubuntu Touch using HTML5. I am opening my HTML page using QtWebKit's WebView and I really need to let the app take pictures and record audio, however, I can't access the ...
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Internal microphone does not work on Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Latitude E6330 laptop

My problem is that internal microphone stopped working after I updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and then 13.04. I searched for the solution in the internet, I found several solutions, but none of ...
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Microphone stopped affter adding tsched=0 to module-udev-detect

My microphone stopped working with above example, however sound is perfect, I can hear my friend in skype perfectly, however now I can not talk with him, since my microphone stopped working -- any ...
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Internal and external microphone are in conflict?

I have a problem when I connect an external microphone to my laptop with the standard jack 3.5 connector. I have to say that I have no problem with the headphones (also with jack 3.5 connector), or an ...
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[Ubuntu]Turtle Beach X12 HeadSet Mic Not Working?

I did a lot of research, I had not luck. I can hear audio in my headset, but the mic is not detected. Here is my set up: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-BIT/x64) LTS Intel Celeron Processor (Dual-core) Realtek ...
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Input device of combined audio jack not recognized anymore

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T420. This laptop has a combined audio jack for sound in/output. Connecting my headset via a splitter adapter to the laptop results in the sound being played ...
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Razer Megalodon USB with Ubuntu 13.04 = disaster

Here is my current setup : Asus G53SX + Logitech g500 mouse + Razer megalodon headset. Here is my problem : If I for example want to listen to a song, the sound that comes out of the speakers sounds ...
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How do i hear my microphone?

I just got some headphones with a microphone. I want test the microphone. But, the problem is how can I hear what I say in microphone in my headphones. Thank you guys. I hope you will help me, to ...
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Tools for (optimizing the workflow of) creating audiobooks?

Recently I was asked to create an audiobook by reading a textbook and recording my voice. The original book is a simple PDF file and right now, I'm recording my voice using Audacity. Audacity is open ...
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Microphone Not Working. Ubuntu 13.04

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 my internal microphone has stopped working. It's not muted or anything, but when using the sound recorder I get nothing, and when using Skype the other person can't hear ...
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internal microphone not working in dell laptop

i am using Ubuntu 12.10, i did not find microphone option in input in sound settings. only analog input is present. – user179437 54 mins ago aplay -l ** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ** card 0: ...
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USB Mic doesn't work after upgrade in 12.04 or ever under 13.04

I ran "apt-get upgrade" on my 12.04 system and the USB webcam mic stopped working. It had previously worked for several years under several different Ubuntu versions. I noticed from the apt logs ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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USB Mic “Crossed” with Internal Mic

I have a laptop and the microphone/headphone jacks has given me problems. I am now forced to use USB sound cards. Until a few days ago things were working well with my cheap Sabrent USB sound card. ...
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Microphone not working using skype

Ok. Before posting this I tried every solution already offered before (unless I missed something). My internal microphone is not working. I tried silencing front right via pavucontrol, tried to ...
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USB headset not working on skype on Xubuntu

I've experienced some issues using Skype on Xubuntu. When trying to make/ receive calls, I've noticed that there is no audio, and I'm not entirely sure if my mic is working either. The headset is 100% ...
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USB microphone quits working after a few seconds

On my Mythbuntu 12.04.2 HTPC, my USB microphone (Logitech AK5370) works for a few seconds, then stops producing signal from audio input. The system recognizes it there, it just stays mute. This ...
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USB Mic not detected in sound settings [ubuntu 13.04]

I recently purchased an ATR 2500 for home recordings. It isn't detected by Ubuntu 13.04 (had similar problems in Zorin) The volume controls on the mic work, and the blue light is on so it's not the ...