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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Bluetooth headset never gives me sound options

I have Buffalo headset with microphone that I know works fine becaue I routinely use it on a Windows 7 computer. It connects to my Ubuntu 13.10 computer fine: But when I open sound preferences, ...
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How do I route the output of a single program to a mic input?

First, some context: I'm a part of a TF2 server that includes lots of micspam. I'm in the process of writing a guide on how to do this properly- namely using a media player and some form of audio ...
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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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Headset mic not being used

I have an ASUS 1015E laptop that has a single 3.5mm audio combo port for both mic and headphone (TRRS connector plugs go in there). So I use headsets that come in a single wire which has both ...
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How to fix my sound issues with skype?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on a Lenovo Laptop, together with skype 4.2.0.11. When I use skype I can have different behavior: Microphone and Speakers work (i.e. sound in and sound out) Only ...
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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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Forms not working properly

I am Website Designer. I created an input text box through Blue Fish HTML Editor. But when I previewed in Firefox it is showing overlapped to next column. But in windows same browser is showing ...
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Razer Kraken 7.1 calibration [duplicate]

I am planning on buying a headset for my pc and its either going to be the Razer Kraken Pro or the Razer Kraken 7.1. The thing is that the 7.1 is a usb headset has some software for mic calibrations ...
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Built in mic distortion with ubuntu 13.10

I Have a serous problem considering my Built in mic in my Lenovo laptop ideapad S400, i get distortion sound every time i use my mic either was for hangout, skype or recording my screen, its like my ...
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USB Audio Input recording 3.3x too slow, playback 3.3x too fast, and garbled

I'm developing a USB audio device that acts like a microphone. It produces an isochronous (USB-talk for real-time) audio stream at 8000 Hz, 16-bit PCM. With Ubuntu 13.10 the recording takes place ...
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Microphone does not work on skype

I have a macbook pro Mid 2012 model (9,1) I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and fairly new to linux. Everything works but the microphone I tried to do a test call on skype and it doesnt work. I am ...
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Any software that converts text to speech and sends speech via a microphone?

I'm in a strange predicament right now. I'm taking a virtual class through work and at work in my cubicle. I'd like to be able to quietly do this but sometimes I have to speak into the microphone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...