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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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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Sound settings panel empty on 12.04 and mic not working

I have the same problem as here where my audio settings are empty and tried the solution. But when I run sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa it tells me: sudo: ppa-purge: command not found. ...
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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 ...
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Crackling sound from microphone recently, in 13.04

I use 13.04 since the release and I use Skype which was working well. But recently I've had remarks saying my voice was "crackling", even if the voice from my interlocutor was perfect. Making a test ...
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Selected audio ports in pavucontrol not being used for audio

I am trying to use pavucontrol to control my audio ports on my Samsung Series 9 laptop. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I am using pavucontrol because in 13.04, the standard Sound Options config page only ...
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Mute a microphone with a keyboard shortcut?

I'm using this method to mute the microphone in Ubuntu 13.04, however I'm missing a visual representation that the action has taken place and is currently in action. Is it possible to improve this ...
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Why is Ubuntu changing my microphone sensitivity?

I've installed Ubuntu a few days ago. I am very satisfied with it, but there are some errors I can't fix. There is this problem with the microphone sensitivity. When I'm skyping my friends are angry ...
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Microphone noise problem

this is yet another microphone noise problem question. I've checked http://askubuntu.com/search?q=microphone+noise and they are not for latest Ubuntu 13.04. I've Dell Inspiron 7520 with arecord ...
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Microphone needs to be unplugged and plugged back to work. Why?

I'm running 13.04, cleanly installed, reformatted, updated with all the latest packages. When I run skype and make a call, the person cannot hear me until I unplug the microphone (manually from the ...
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Is it possible to stream TV audio through mic input? [duplicate]

I have a gaming headset and use it with a few devices and am looking for a way to stream my audio through my pc from tv through the mic jack and then through the optical out. the system is detecting ...
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Avconv secondary audio input not working

Hello my fellow Ubuntu users, i have written a simple shell script so it starts avconv and records my screen video, microphone and speakers. The problem is that it only records the first audio device ...
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Laptop Internal Mic not working Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. My laptop's mic is detected, but does not pick up any sound. When I mute and then unmute it, a faint pop can be recorded by it, but the mic ...
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google chrome flash player unkown microphone

I have problem with Google chrome at Ubuntu flash player can not recognize my microphone it says unknown how i can fix this problem?
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ubuntu 13.04 is there a way to make steremix same as windows?

Hello guys i am searching if there a way to stream the computer sound to microphone, another microphone than the default one. For example make people at Skype hear what i hear.
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Can't select Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone in sound settings menu

Today, I recieved a shiny new Blue Yeti Pro USB microphone in the mail. I did my research to make sure that it would work. I found the following websites, and this is what led me to believe that it ...
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Switch between microphones in Ubuntu 13.04

I want to record sounds from my piano. For this I have a jack cable that connects the piano with my laptop. My laptop has an built-in microphone that I don't want to use it when recording from my ...
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I need a simple easy reliable sound control tool

What is a simple, foolproof configuration for sound playing on speakers, a simple jukebox or playlist-player, a volume control onscreen, and input through the microphone jack? I currently have sound ...
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The internal microphone on my laptop is disabled. How should I troubleshoot?

My laptop has a built in audio subsystem, that alsamixer knows as: Chip: Intel PantherPoint HDMI Card: (from /proc/asound/cards) HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA Intel PCH at 0xa0610000 ...
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Setting up a bluetooth audio-microphone headset on ubuntu 12.04

I recently purchased a Henson BTH033 bluetooth headset with a built in microphone. I would ideally like to use it as my primary audio-microphone output-input on my ubuntu install. Here is my ...
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Unwanted output audio looping through input

I have a fresh Xubuntu install and I'm trying to configure the sound, I've got a Creative Xfi Titanium series sound card At the moment when I'm talking online in Mumble/Skype/Teamspeak etc.. my ...
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Sound problem with GUVCVideo

I've just installed GUVCVideo (since Cheese was working very badly). At first it worked just fine, but after about 10 minutes it stopped recording sound. It does this by unckecking the box that says ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 12.04 with asus eee pc 1000he

Help, friends! I am lost, and know not what to do... I have both Pulseaudio and the ALSA-mixer running on my Asus EEE PC 1000HE, and while the speaker sound is fine, the microphone has majorly ...
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Does a Logitech C170 webcam work in Ubuntu 13.04?

I have a C170 webcam with integrated mic. In Cheese I can take pictures and video but the sound is not present in videos. In GTK UVC does not work at all. However with Skype everything is OK. Can ...
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I hear sound from microphone through built laptop speakers in 13.04. How to turn off?

I hear my echo from speakers. If I say something its looping and resonate. How to turn microfone sound output off? We don't have Hardware tab at Sound Settings in 13.04
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Logitech webcam microphone not working in Google Hangout

Using Google Hangout, the internal microphone of my QuickCam doesn't work. The Hangout Settings window pops up and tells me the mic may not me switched on, but it is listed in the 'hangout ...
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External Mic not always recognized

although this sounds similar to many previous bug reports, I couldn't find an answer in the other threads. I have a Samsung serie 9 laptop with a single audio connector for headphones/mic. I am using ...
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DeSmuMe: microphone does not work

I am trying to play The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks using DeSmuMe. However, the microphone is not working, and I cannot go any farther in the game without it. When I launch DeSmuMe from the ...
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Static background noise while using new headset Ubuntu 13.04

Today I bought a new gaming headset (Gx-Gaming Lychas), and when I tried to record some gameplay-comentary I noticed that there always is a static background noise, I just recorded an example so you ...
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Samson USB Mic not appearing

I've been using the Samson Go Microphone with Ubuntu 12.10 without mishap, but I've just upgraded to 13.04, and now the mic doesn't work. Sound is otherwise functional, but the mic doesn't appear to ...
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Microphone not working in skype

I have installed skype, but I cannot make it work with my headset (corsair vengeance 1500. The problem is that whichever option I choose as microphone it will never work, and only when I select some ...
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Why mic is not /dev/audio0 while camera is /dev/video0?

When i plug in a usb webcam /dev/video0 pops up but no /dev/audio0 corresponding to mic. google says find your mic by executing arecord -L. How can i understand these audio devices in linux? Where r ...
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“Metallic” noise while recording using Kazam (Ubuntu 13.04)

I'm getting an extrange "metallic" sound while recording with Kazam, my voice sounds like "metallic distorted", this is not happening if I record using arecord in Terminal, even Skype is working ...
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Can't save default microphone volume

I've tried sudo alsamixer changed values and then sudo alsactl store Every time I boot up, the default microphone volume always gets back to something like 25%.
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USB Audio 13.04 Yetti Blue Pro Microphone

I have struggled on 12.04, 12.10 and now 13.04 with the YetiPro microphone. http://bluemic.com/yetipro/ Audio output through the Mic's monitor is always perfect and works whenever I plug the device ...
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Skype - no sound untill I go to skype sound options

I had to create a script in order to make my skype acknowledge my microphone. It's a simple code: #!/bin/bash echo "autospawn = no" > ~/.pulse/client.conf killall pulseaudio skype It indeed ...
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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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Why does bluetooth connect but not transmit any audio?

It connects, but then I don't get any audio in Pulse Audio or in Steam's mic settings. I don't understand why this is so hard. I can get it to work on my PS3 or mac with no trouble. I have a ...