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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Microphone on a Dell Vostro 3360

After upgrading my vostro 3360 on Ubuntu 12.04, I saw that drivers were not available for this version (notably for network). So I decided to install 11.10 but the mic still doesn't work (notably on ...
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Microphone not working at all

I am running Kubuntu 12.04 microphone worked fine for a while front and rear microphone(I am on a desktop not laptop). At a moment the microphone stop working, I tried creating a new account, ...
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Unable to record audio from laptop mic Xubuntu 12.04

amixer settings are all unmuted and 100%. I'm not really even sure where else to look for this. My sound works otherwise.
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Internal mic not working with Skype 4.0.0.8 in12.04

I installed Skype 4.0.0.8 in my Lubuntu 12.04. The internal mic is not working, while the external mic is. At the same time, other recording software (like gnome sound recorder, audacity or guvcview) ...
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jabra headset's microphone does not show up in sound control

I have just updated to 12.10, and I noticed that my headset's microphone is not showing up in the recording tab of the sound settings. But! Using the Pulse Audio Manager, the microphone is there and ...
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Logitech Microphone (AK5370) inaudible volume

I bought this microphone from Amazon last week. It's detected just fine in 12.10. I can see it in the sound preferences. The problem is that the volume is so low as to be inaudible, even when turned ...
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Built in Mic not working in Skype

I am using xubuntu on my E325 and I am having a hard time making my Mic work on skype. I know that I have working mic, because I was able to record sounds via Sound Recorder, but Skype is for some ...
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Lenovo Ideapad built-in mic not working in 12.04

I just bought a new Lenovo P580 Ideapad yesterday and installed 12.04 64bit on it. I tried making a call with it and discovered that the built-in microphone wasn't working. I unmuted it in sound ...
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Sound Input Device not detected in laptop

I have a VAIO VPCEA23EN laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Its unable to detect sound input hardware. How can I fix the problem. Here is the screenshot of my sound input tab.
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Enable Mic in Wine ? (alsa/pulseaudio)

I'm not able to make mic work with wine 1.5 I found some suggestions but they don't seem to work. Anyone manage to fix this bug ? Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1960599 ...
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Blue Yeti USB Microphone with Chrubuntu 12.04 [closed]

As the title says I'm using Chrubuntu on my Chromebox and I really want to use my Blue Yeti (which is supposedly driver free) microphone with it, but the only thing that shows up as an input is ...
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Input microphone dead Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

My microphone doesn't work in any format. I've installed Pulse Audio, it doesn't give me the chance to set up. It is a Dell Inspiron E1505 under Ubuntu 12.04. I need the mic to speak with my family ...
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No external microphone Acer AO722

The ACER AO722 comes with an external mic input, and this input is not recognised by Alsa mixer or Sound (in System Settings). There are various comments on this problem, but no real solutions. For ...
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How do I install and use voice commands?

How can I give my own command using mic. I would like to give command like: "Update system now" So system will automatic run apt-get update I've seen Gnome Voice Control but I get error : $ ...
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Internal microphone doesn't work on an Acer Aspire 1410

Ubuntu 12.04 32bit ACER Aspire 1410 The built in microphone will not pic up sound. I have tried adjusting in pavucontrol, alsa mixer, and alsa-base.conf with various options: options snd-hda-intel ...
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mic on cam don't work

the cam works. I pull up PulseAudio I can see it pick me up for 1sec then stops. don't work on Skype I've tried every USB port same thing it worked on 10.04 fine. but now I'm on 12.04 and it don't ...
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Microphones Not Working with 12.04

Installed Ubuntu precise pangolin and everything is working fine except for my microphones (both internal and external). I have updated the drivers and installed alsa, to no avail. What to do?
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Microphone not working ubuntu 12.04 I hear myself

I have ubuntu 12.04. Alsamixer reports my soundcard (on board) as card HDA ATI SB and chip Realtek ALC892. I have also installed realtek linux audiopack 5.17 and pavucontrol. I also removed and ...
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What can be considered too high or too low volume?

I've asked a question about what audio volume to use when recording: recording audio: What is the best volume setting? In there, I learned that: I should avoid too high a volume, to prevent ...
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How can I get my onboard mic to work while I'm using my AMD video card for sound playback?

This is a really annoying issue that no one seems to have the answer for. I'm using the audio of my HDMI sound card (its a Radeon HD 5450) to hear sound and it works when I'm listening to music or ...
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Microphone not capturing sound on 12.04 Lenovo G580

In both Skype and the Sound Recorder application, I am not capturing any audio from my built-in microphone. I'm not sure why. Otherwise, sound output is working well. I have tried running ...
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Can I buy any USB microphone and have it work with Ubuntu?

I want to be able to connect 2 to 4 microphone to my laptop, and record sound using Audacity. It only has one microphone input, and it has two USB inputs. After searching on the web, it seems there ...
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Is there a general strategy to follow when debugging a non-working microphone?

I am having no luck using the microphone of my Dell XPS M1530 in Ubuntu 12.04. Applications such as vlc or skype that can take audio input receive silence (though no error or other diagnostic is ...
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Logitech c270 webcam and Skype

I have recently purchased the Logitech c270 webcam to use for Skype. The video works perfectly, but the mic is useless. I have changed the input to the mic on system settings and pulseaudio, and it ...
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How to make external microphone default?

My laptop's internal microphone is broken and I use only the external one. However, each time I switch the computer on, I have to change it from internal to external in command-line alsamixer or ...
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Headphones don't work on an Acer Aspire 5920g

All the problems I read about were all about the sound not working when they plugged the headphones in. I have the problem that my mic will work but the sound is still played on my built-in speakers. ...
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How to fix microphone that sometimes has wrong volume, other times doesn't work at all?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have had mic problems since 10.04. At times my mic level is just really low and other times it just doesn't work at all. I am using a Gateway M-Series. How can I ...
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AspireOne 722, cant use external mic: mic receive sound from output! [closed]

I own an Acer AspireOne722 AMD C-60 APU 2Gb RAM HD6290 Conexant CX20588 sound card. I use Ubuntu 12.04LTS Output is perfect: both speakers and headphones work fine. I have troubles with input: the ...
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Sound & Microphone doesn't work

I am really new to Ubuntu, I tried starting with backtrack, but I knew that I should really crawl before I start walking. I installed Ubuntu today (over BaackTrack 5), the install seemed normal, but ...
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Getting Google Talk/Skype to Work with Pulseaudio

Google Talk/Skype will not transmit my voice. My microphone works in sound recorder, and i can see levels moving when I check sound settings in gmail. How do I fix this
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How to switch back and forth between pulseaudio+alsa and alsa only?

I prefer using alsa only while I make screencast and do skype. Other times, I use pulseaudio/alsa. Is there a quick and easy way to switch between these two states on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop?
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how to format the ffmpeg command to record sound from my webcam

Using ffmpeg arecord -L, I am able to identify my Logitech usb webcam as: hw:CARD=U0x46d0x821,DEV=0 USB Device 0x46d:0x821, USB Audio Direct hardware device without any conversions ...
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recording audio: What is the best volume setting?

followup question: recording audio and volume I've been using ubuntu to record some screencasts (kinda. Khan-style lectures, really) I want to know what is the volume setting for the microphone ...
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I can hear myself in Speakers [closed]

im trying to set up my microphone to work with Ubuntu 12 The Problem is that i can hear myself when i speak. And if i play for example music, the music then triggers the indicator for the microphone ...
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Mic is not workin in my desktop available: unknown

I am using ubuntu 12.04 Desktop. Mic is not working. I tried same mic in different place,that is working. This is out put of 'pacmd list-sources' Please help me. root@vijay# pacmd list-sources ...
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Hard Resetting alsa Configuration?

I just made mess with alsa mixer this is why i made this mess . is there any way so that i can reset my sound configuration and at least my system speaker and heafones don't work at same time . or ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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How to make my microphone unmuted on startup?

Every time I boot the microphone is muted. I want it to be unmuted instead. Of course I can do it by 6 easy steps every time: press sound icon in the upper right of the screen. press "Sound ...
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Internal Microphone not working on HP mini

The internal microphone on my hp mini 1001TU does not work with sound recorder or skype.
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How can I get my built-in microphone to work on a Lenovo G770?

I am dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G770. The internal mic works fine in Windows 7. The mic is recognized and unmuted, but it just isn't detecting any sound. I tried messing around with ...
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USB microphone (Samson C01U) works, then disappears

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. My Samson C01U USB microphone, which has worked for many years on Ubuntu, now is having problems. The symptom is as follows. After a reboot, the ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 in-built microphone not working

I'm running with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on Dell Latitude E6420. The inbuilt microphone is not working, and is not listed on the sound settings dialog. According to lspci, the device is: 00:1b.0 Audio ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 microphone Acer Aspire One 150

The microphone was set to 0db according to alsamixer. I had trouble seeing how to set to a sensible level. Then I found how to set it but, but the microphone is still not working.
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How to reduce noise in Skype?

According to Alsamixer I do have a HDA Intel soundcard with Nvidia MCP77/78 HDMI chip (Realtek sound card on MSI notebook). When I use Skype under Ubuntu 12.04 for video calls, the other side hears ...
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How can I completely disable internal Mic and Webcam

I want to disable the internal Microphone on my laptop and the internal Webcam completely that they're no longer selectable, and no longer available? I will only use my external Webcam, and my ...
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skype: no mic under kde

It seems that I can use my mic under gnome, but not under kde. There must be a setting somewhere under KDE that will allow me to use the mic that is built into my web cam, but I can't find it ...
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Microphone doesn't work after rebooting on a Macbook 2.1

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook 2.1 intel duo. But the problem existed on Ubuntu 12.04 too. After booting up, the internal microphone doesn't work. After opening the Pulse Audio settings and ...
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How can I enable microphone mute button on Thinkpad W520?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've read Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads but the acpi_listen doesn't produce any output in the terminal (for any of the media buttons, Even the working ...
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Rear/Front Mic not shown on Sound manager

With Ubuntu 11.10, in the Sound options, in the Input tab were my 2 microphones, an usb one and the headset, connected to the Rear/Front Microphone. Now, 12.04, it only shows the Usb microphone. The ...
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How can I test if input device (mic) is detected?

My friend's Ubuntu 12.04 is installed with Wubi and there is no Input device in Sound settings. Is there a command to see if there is something visible for the system or a fix for this? It is a ...