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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Too much noise while recording on 12.10 [closed]

I'm using Kubuntu 12.10 with Backports enabled and I'm getting too much noise while doing screencasting in Kazam or other aplications like Recordmydesktop, noise also appears while recording webcam ...
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Microphone not working with Steelseries 5HV2 Ubuntu 12.10

I have recently updated my Packard Bell Easynote LM-81 to Ubuntu 12.10 32-Bit. I tried to start a Skype conversation (installed from the software center, without problems), when I found that my ...
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Install Acer Aspire One ZG5 microphone on Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA 110), then Skype, and I can't make the microphone work. I tried this method with alsamixer ...
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Non working microphone with smartphone headset

I plugged in my Samsung smartphone headset on my Lenovo Thinkpad W520 and although the sound that comes out from the earbuds works properly it seems that the microphone is not working at all.I looked ...
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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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System apparently doesn't recognize USB microphone input

I purchased an Audio Technica USB microphone a while ago, but my system doesn't recognise input into it. When I plug it in and open Audacity, I see the microphone input options (such as 'ATR USB ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 internal microphone does not work

I have had this issue since installing ubuntu 12.10 last week. I have read every article I could on this and nothing seems to work. I have installed pulseaudio volume control and tried every ...
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Thinkpad 13 Edge microphone noise problem

I'm having problems with the microphone making a annoying noise that makes talking really hard. My laptop is a ThinkPad Edge 13 (the version with an intel processor) I reported a bug [1] and I got ...
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Why is this sound device recognized but no software can record with it?

I recently bought an Alesis iO4, a 4 microphone USB input device, which, according to this site works under Linux "completely", and was tested using Ubuntu 9.04. So I thought it was a good bet it ...
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Kubuntu microphone volume level keeps going down

I'm using KDE and am using Skype and a Java program (Runescape Client) at the same time. I have the mixer open and the volume of my mic keeps going down automatically. I really have no idea what is ...
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Microphone recording through flashplayer on Ubuntu

My USB headset and my USB webcam are functioning normally. I can use Skype without any problem. However, even when I allow Flash to record through my webcam and microphone ...
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Stereomix and flash

I have a problem with using stereomix and flash. I'm not able to access to flash settings, like I done on windows. I installed an pavucontrol, and I have stereomix on audacity, but not on the ...
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Does Blue Microphones Snowball Ice work with Ubuntu 12.04?

Does 'Blue Microphones Snowball' microphone work with Ubuntu 12.04? If the answer is 'Yes' then did it work out-of-the-box or, if it requires some work, please explain. Also, if anyone has it ...
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Ubuntu only recognizes 1 audio jack out of two

I have an Alienware M14x, as the title sais i have two audio jack but only one works when I plug the earphones. Also mi mic jack doesn’t work either. what can i do to activate them or make Ubuntu ...
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Internal microphone not working in laptop MS-6837D with Ubuntu 12.10

I cant use the microphone in my ubuntu 12.10. I don't know at all what it the reason. My sound settings input tab displays some device, but I am not sure if that is my microphone. I use the skype ...
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Logitech H600 wireless headphones no sound?

I received a Logitech H600 headphone set as a gift. When I plug it in to my Ubuntu 12.04 computer, it shows in the sound preferences as both a sound input device and output device. I can select it, ...
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Noise Suppression in Mic

I'm just a new ubuntu user. And I have the following question or maybe idea for future implementation. So here is a feature that I have in windows that makes my skype calls much easier. So what ...
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Running a webcam with built-in mic in Skype - Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, While using Skype it will happily pickup my webcam feed, but can't seem to get the mic working. In Skype's audio settings I only get one option, which is "pulse audio" seems ...
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Fix mic in an ASUS F5-SL

My first question! I'm not able to get my internal mic to work properly. All I can hear is a lot of static and noise, plus barely my voice. If I boost the sound static/noise volumes up as well. My ...
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Acer Aspire microphone issue

I have got an Acer Aspire 7750G: More info It has been running Ubuntu since I bought the laptop (12.10 as of now), but a few updates ago, I lost my microphone. It doesn't recognise the internal mic ...
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record sound from mic with headset

i have a headset attached with a microphone. All this on a single cable and when i plugged this into the headset jack, i can hear sound perfectly. I have another port for mic. But i dont want to use ...
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How well is the thinkpad internal microphone supported?(x230)

Specs say it's an internal digital stereo microphone. Windows does have an option to switch between conference and singleuser mode, like most voice recorders with stereo mics. Is this Option hardware ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Skype webcam microphone not working

This is making me crazy. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Skype 4.1.0.20 can't use my web cam microphone anymore. I can record correctly from the web cam microphone using the sound recorder the ...
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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 a mic work with wine-1.7.30 (the mic is the integrated mic in my pc and works fine with other applications ) I found some suggestions but they don't seem to work. Anyone manage ...
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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 ...