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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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with builtin camera and mic?

I bought a laptop with Ubuntu 12.10 installed, but I lost the installation CD. Now I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04. Can I do this without the CD? My laptop has a microphone and webcam. Will these ...
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Microphone - external sound card noise suppression

I have the same problem as described here, so I tried to solve it with procedure in reply. When everything was installed I changed files according to reply and restarted computer. When computer ...
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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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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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Microphone not working

Microphone stopped working. Sound configuration input volume is set to 100% and input level bars graph reach about 50% even with no microphone device connected on the jack. The same happens with both ...
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Simple voice chat over command line?

I will be using this for development. What I want is: No large proprietary blob overhead to accomplish this, like skype No account needed. So no skype account, no email, etc etc. Ability to run ...
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Microphone volume very low [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu, but microphone volume level very low. (skype for example) Looks like the problem only on settings page, because on if I open "Pulse Audio Meter", looks like working fine. Could ...
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Problem in skype

I use Skype on my computer and when I try to call my friend so we can CoOp on MineCraft I have the problem of not being able to hear him and he is unable to hear me. I am using the Skype that is from ...
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Sound morphing software

I need real-time sound morphing software for linux, but I can't find anything. Something ib Ubuntu software center didn't started, and astersk-voicechanger is uninstallable. In windows there is a ...
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Headphones with built-in mic

I have headphones that appear to have some kind of built-in mic, as well as a volume control and small button that may or may not control said mic. My machine has a headphone jack and a mic jack. When ...
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Team Fortress 2 Sound Stops Working After Using Microphone

Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. When I am playing Team Fortress 2 through Steam, everything is fine until I start using my microphone. After about 20-30 minutes or so, all audio stops working. As far as ...
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Weird internal microphone level

This is abnormal properly, when I set this mic level into 40-50% level, the level is too high than normal level condition (usually quite low level). Formely, I set into that level and microphone level ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ...
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Microphone picking up system sound on Ubuntu 14.04

Hello I just got Ubuntu dual booted with windows 8.1 and it is working well apart from the microphone picks up any system sounds such as Youtube videos. I am using headphones so I know that the ...
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Unknown Micropohne can hear unknown person (weird)

I tried to capture a video using webcam and VLC. On Menu I select "open capture device". VLC then presents my webcam and 4 audio devices named hw:0,0, hw:0,2, hw:1,0 and hw:10. Because I don't know ...
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CoolerMaster 5.1 headset not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a USB 5.1 surround sound headset and it's not working how it should. I am able to use the 5.1 surround sound. Sometimes even in Steam games so it is possible. The problem exists when using ...
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Sound from stereo to RCA plugged to Line in only records left channel

Okay, so we play with turntables. Stereo audio from the vinyls are connected to a stereo to RCA adaptor, which is then plugged into the line in of my netbook. When I'm on Windows 8, we use Butt to ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro10,2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina MacBookPro10,2 and the microphone does not work at all. It has worked in 13.04 and 13.10 but now after a clean install, no luck. I ran this script to ...
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Audio Works Only When Microphone Does Not- Issue with Headset

I recently bought a Plantronics .Audio 655 USB Multimedia Headset. I downloaded the necessary updates for the headset on a Windows computer. The headset worked well on that computer, as both the ...
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Headset Mic not working on Desktop

I have Philips SHE 3575 Wired Headset. The headphones are working fine. But there is only one jack, and the mic is not working. The options I see in Sound->Input are Rear Microphone and Front ...
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How to include microphone adjustment in sound menu

When I use skype I have 2 scrollbars for the sound: How can I keep those 2 scrollbars all the time, and not only when I have skype conversations? When I don't talk with skype, only speaker ...
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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 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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SFLphone 1.3.0 microphone on Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I compared the following 2 setups with original packages from the Ubuntu distributions and with the same headset and the same second telephone and the same telephone account data 1) SFLphone ...
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Internal mic works but external mic does not

When I plug my external mic in, sound settings recognizes the switch, however when I try to record anything or use skype all I hear is audio from the built-in mic just being played. I have tried ...
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Sound settings not saved

Here is a video of what is happening. Every time I set my input to "Rear Microphone" it goes back to "Digital input (S/PDIF)" (just by closing the window, not even restarting or logging out). This ...
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Acer TimelineX 5830TG internal microphone not working

Problem: In Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, if you try to use internal mic, it gets a lot of static and is almost impossible to hear on the other side because of extremely low sound (voip calls). Recorder ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 On Acer Aspire TImelinex 3830T Microphone

Okay so the microphone has been staticy ever since installing ubuntu starting with 12.10 does anyone have a fix for the microphone?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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WebCam doesn't work - Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Inspiron 14 3421 [closed]

When I open Cheese on terminal - this happend: prtiago@dell:~$ cheese (cheese:14809): Clutter-WARNING **: Whoever translated default:LTR did so wrongly. ** Message: cheese-application.vala:291: ...
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Headphones test fine but give static during actual use

I'm using a pair of simple headphones connected to the audio jack of my Hp 2000 laptop running ubuntu 13.10. I've been having trouble with my headphones ever since I got them. Today, they just gave me ...
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No control over USB mic input/output level, or other external devices while mic plugged in

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with a Logitech C920 webcam and a brand new Blue Yeti usb mic. My intent was to run through all the input and output devices and settings while plugged in to my laptop, and ...
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Sound Input/Output w/ Mudita24 and Delta 1010LT

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) with an M-Audio delta 1010LT soundcard. I installed Mudita24 which allowed me to hear system sounds and applications once I turned up the DAC ...
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Sterio Mix in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been wondering if in Ubuntu, I can "spoof" another microphone that is actually the Speakers and the Microphone fused together. My audio card supports this. What I mean is, for example, If i'm on ...
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Internal Microphone not working with Ubuntu 13.10 on Compaq CQ-45

I am unable to get the internal microphone working with Ubuntu. It works perfectly with Windows. Here is the output of lspci: 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 ...
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How do I loopback 2 input streams + line-in to line-out? (12.04)

I'm trying to put together a simple Karaoke system with 2 microphones. I've fiddled with the config from this post and am able to get 1 mic to loopback, along with youtube, to the the line-out. But ...
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What is the hardware address of my Webcam Mic?

I know that the video is /dev/video0 however I do not know how to find the hardware address of my mic. I know that it is not hw:0,0 or any of those. The output of aplay --list-device is: **** List ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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Is there a way to modulate my voice on the fly?

I need a way to modulate my voice on-the-fly (to lower or raise pitch, etc, for privacy) for use in Mumble, TeamSpeak and other such programs. Is there any way to do this under Linux/Ubuntu? I have ...
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Video editor with recording options

I'm searching for a video editor which would also allow recording from microphone. It must run in Lubuntu and include 3 features which would work simultaneously: seeing the video (a moving picture, ...
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No audio input device on ubuntu 13.10 with front-mic plugged-in

I have sound but can't see any audio-input (mic) device in settings. The mic works, I have tested using gnome-alsamixer by redirecting the mic to output. But when I try the sound recorder it says ...
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Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user in Skype

I've had problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in a blog post on itbubbles). ...
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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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Problems with microphone

My Front mic doesn't seem to be working in ubuntu. I have even tried other mics but none of them work. I am relatively new to the OS. Please help. Thanks in advance.
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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Recording audio from one multi-channel interface vs multiple single-channel interfaces

I've decided it's time I started recording some of my music. So I've bought a couple of Samson Meteor USB microphones. They're quite nice and works out of the box. I'll use one to mic up my guitar ...
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skype has a problem with audio playback [duplicate]

I know there are a few threads started on this question, but no one seems to be offering answers to them, so I thought I would try my luck. Skype is giving me the message "problem with audio ...
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Internal mic of Lenovo Ideapad s210 not working

I recently bought a lenovo ideapad s210 and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. Overall it works pretty good, but I can't figure out how to get the internal microphone to work. I've tried adding in ...
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu 12.04 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existent static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shut-down and boot I often hear a loud blast from the ...
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Turn off audio loopback from microphone

I just set up my machine and plugged in my headset, but now I'm currently wondering how to disable the audio loopback from my microphone. I've found nearly the same question over here How do I turn ...