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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Ubuntu 14. 04 Built-in mic not recording/working

I'm new to Ubuntu, so preemptive apologies if I have inane questions. A few weeks ago, my internal mic stopped working/registering sound, and I have no idea why. (It actually worked out of the box in ...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...
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How to use a bluetooth headset mic in Ubuntu?

I have a bluetooth headset (Sennheiser MM 550-X) connected to my computer through a USB bluetooth dongle (Asus USB-BT400). I'm running Ubuntu 14.10. I would like to configure the headset both as ...
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People cannot hear me in Mumble

When I talk in Mumble, people cannot hear me. I can hear myself when enabling a server loopback test, so I don't think the problem is with my USB mic. I have looked at my mic in alsamixer and ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer gstreamer-...
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Audacity playback speed much too fast, on Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [closed]

I just had a major issue with Audacity, on the first Ubuntu Maté distro. I was doing some sound work, and recording directly from microphones and audio monitors; but when I attempted to play back the ...
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Mic and Headphones wont work at the same time

I have an HP laptop with a built-in microphone, but when i plug my earphones the microphone doesn't work. The headphones don't have a mic of their own. I have Ubuntu 14.04
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Scratching noise from microphone

Good evening, when i use mumble or teamspeak, people are complaining that with my voice they also hear some scratching noises. Do i need any driver to have the sound clean? I do not have this problem ...
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Too much noise while recording sound from mic on 14.04 LTS

I want to record sound from mic in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do this with good quality in windows 7 or 8.1. I am using the pulse input(pulse audio) with audacity. It records voices but with lots of noises. ...
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How do I access the microphone in an ubuntu touch app

I want to write a chromatic tuner app for the ubuntu phone. What is the best way to access the microphone and stream the audio data to memory, so that I can analyze it? The only thing I found so far ...
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Wrong microphone used by default

There seem to be two microphones detected by my system. The one that is selected by default doesn't work. I found an app called indicator-sound-switcher which allows me to switch to the other mic ...
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Unable to use microphone

I have Asus X550L model, and using latest build Ubuntu. I did lots of troubleshooting with pulse audio driver to fix my microphone, but no luck yet. Can you help. Do you have a fix for this.
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Microphone will not work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The Microphone on Skype is effectively muted. System Preferences yields no luck either. (My rep isn't good enough for me to embed images yet, so here is a link) https://www....
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How to save alsamixer settings?

I work with sound in Ubuntu 14.04. And I can't save the desired settings of Alsamixer. I tried the command sudo alsactl store 0, but it has not helped. Alsamixer settings changed after reboot or after ...
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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: http://openfortress.org/cryptodoc/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=...
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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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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 ...
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I can hear but others cannot hear me in Skype

I instilled Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 but I have the problem that the people who I am talking with cannot hear me. What should I do to fix that? (The people I'm trying to talk to are using Skype on ...
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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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How to freeze recording mixer levels?

I'm using Google Hangouts plugin for Chromium for video calls, but this program thinks that it is smarter than me and regularry drops recording mic level to very low values (and my companion complains ...
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High pitched microphone noise

My internal and external (usb) microphone give me a high pitched noise, it's as if the recorded sound gets in a unlimited loop and then disappears. Could anyone help me fix this? I've an Acer Extensa ...
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What is the difference between Analog Input and Internal Microphone?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and my sound works just fine. However, when I open the Sound dialog, I notice that under Input there are two available options As far as I can tell, my laptop has an ...