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 and headphones not working on a Toshiba Satellite L645D [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my computer. First I installed 10.10, then upgraded to 11.04 due to problems with the 11.04 ISO. My Sound Card is a Conexant SmartAudio HD Now my headphones and ...
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How can I get my bluetooth headset's microphone working? [closed]

I have a Neurosky Mindset that doubles as a bluetooth headset. Bluetooth picks up the device fine and I have audio working. In sound preferences for input devices the headset isn't listed so I'm ...
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Combo microphone does not work

I have a Internal Audio Hardware card and my Laptop (Lenevo IdeaPad) presents a single slot as a combo Microphone and headphone jack. On Windows, I attach my ipod headphone to jack and speak directly ...
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HDA Intel ALC269VB internal mic only records a high-pitched whine

The title pretty much says it all. See also: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/799058 This didn't work. Any ideas?
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ALSA lists no capture device

So, for some reason, I'm not allowed to prefix my post with the word "Hey"? Strange. Anyway: I just got a new headset, and to my great surprise, ALSA doesn't even believe that a line-in exists. ...
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Microphone records audio only when it's called by one process

I am facing a problem where the microphone is recording audio only when it's called by one process. i.e. I am having a java sound recording application it works fine when i execute it. Now i am ...
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How do I stream my microphone via VLC?

I'm sure this is a quick one if you know it but I'm stuck been searching around for a long while now. All AUDIO works mic/Spkers/Skype etc... which is great. What I am trying to do is get the mic to ...
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Internal mic not working on my DELL studio 1425

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and my internal mic (next to the webcam) is not being detected. I tried recording the sound with sound recorder and also tried with skype but it failed. Recording works ...
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How do I get the microphone working on an Acer ZG8?

Microphone is not working. Any (quick) fix? **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC272X Analog [ALC272X Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice ...
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Dell Inspiron N5010 mic not working

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 with Ubuntu 10.04 installed , and i canot get the inbuilt or any other microphone to work on it . Is it some driver issue ?
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How do I make the microphone work on a toshiba portege laptop? [closed]

I'm quite embarrassed to ask this, as there's quite a bit of info out there, but I don't seem to be able to stitch it all together. Basically, here is a new Toshiba laptop running ubuntu lucid. ...
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How to use the webcam's microphone in Skype?

I'd like to use my camera's microfone to chat within skype. In my systemwide sound options, I have two entries in the Equipment tab: One Duplex for the Internal SoundCard and one input for the ...
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How to enable generic microphone with an ALC 880 sound card?

I have an external microphone plug in the back of my tower with a ALC 880 sound card. My sound for the speakers works great. But when I try to use my microphone in Google talk or Skype, no one can ...
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FFmpeg not recording audio during screen capture [closed]

I'm using the script below to run FFmpeg on Ubuntu 10.10. I followed these instructions to install FFmpeg & x264. While ffmpeg does capture the screen it does not capture the mic audio. I've ...
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How do I use my headphones and microphone?

The headphones and microphone on my Ubuntu 10.10 work fine. But when I start an audio conversation using empathy or pidgin, my computer hangs, the microphone doesn't work, and I can't record anything. ...
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Microphone not working at all in Skype

I have been able to get the built-in microphone (it's an Acer laptop) to not only work, but work perfectly in Ubuntu's own Sound Recorder, but when starting up Skype, there's no sign of my microphone ...
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Internal microphone does not work

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 with Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10. The internal microphone is not working. What can I do to fix this? Audio Device: N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
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USB Audio Device Loopback Through Speakers

I have a USB turntable which when plugged in to my ubuntu 10.10 machine appears in the audio settings as an input device (USB PnP Audio Device Analog Stereo) like a microphone. What I'd like to be ...
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Problem detecting mic on SONY VIOS PCG 7192L

Ubuntu 9.10 problem detecting mic on SONY VIOS PCG 7192L, pls help.
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Built-in microphone not detected?

My built-in microphone doesn't seem to be detected, because I cannot use it to record my voice in Audacity and it's also not working in Skype. Any solution for my problem? Laptop: Axioo MNC
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Can't get my Blue Snowflake Mic to work [closed]

It was working fine when I bought it. I think it was an update or something that made it stop. I don't think the Mic is broken, at least I hope not. Can anyone help? Please? I need it before ...
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Audio input disappears randomly [closed]

Same question asked in Launchpad and Ubuntu Forums and LinuxQuestions I'm running Lubuntu 10.10 on a HP Compaq nx6325. I use it to digitize tape records - connecting the tape deck's headphone output ...
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EeePc internal microphone not working

The Internal Microphone on my Eee 1005HAB does not work in 10.10. In 10.04 it didn't work very well (lot of static), but now it dosn't work at all. This is weird because it seemed to work fine when ...
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keyboard shortcut/command to mute/unmute microphone

During voice conversations in Skype/Gmail/etc. I would like to mute/unmute the microphone without having to go through all these steps each time: Sound indicator Sound preferences Select Input ...
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Missing /dev/dsp* - what do I need to do/install for sound input from mencoder?

Linux sound is generally very confusing to me, especially when two different machines running the same version of Ubuntu don't behave at all the same way. I'm trying to use mencoder to record a video ...
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Olympus ME52 Mic Not Working in Ubuntu

My Olympus microphone is not working in Ubuntu on Skype or in the Sound Recorder application. It works fine on Windows 7 without the need for me to ever do anything. My computer doesn't have a mic, ...
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Unable to use built-in mic on Lenovo Thinkpad x300 due to regression bug from 1 year ago [closed]

I'm using a LiveUSB of Ubuntu 10.10 to see if this bug I reported in Aug 2009 has been fixed. Sadly, it seems like it has not. This is what I did to test: I booted with a Ubuntu 10.10 LiveUSB, I ...
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Prevent Flash from using webcam and microphone?

How do you configure Flash to not allow access to webcam and mic? I'm currently primarily interested in this for Chrome, but if the solution is different for other browsers, please list it as well.
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Security of my built-in webcam and microphone

Is there a way to control if your microphone and webcam is on? Or an easy way to securely disable it while you don't need it? I have a webcam and microphone built in to my notebook, which I never ...
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How to get internal sounds working with Macbook

How to get internal sounds working with Macbook? I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Sounds work when I use headset, but internal sounds doesn't work.
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Microphone ALSA noise

I've got two microphones. Both works good under Windows. If i use them under Ubuntu the first one (call it X) works fine, but the second one (call it Y) produces a lot of high-frequency noise. I know, ...
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Internal microphone is not working after upgrade

My laptop is ThinkPad Edge, Intel platform. My internal microphone stopped working after I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10. Internal audio analog stereo is checked in Sound Preferences->Input. When I run ...
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Internal microphone not working

I have an internal microphone in my laptop. I think it uses Intel High Definition Audio. But I can't get it to work with Ubuntu. It doesn't work with either the Sound Recorder or Skype. On the Input ...
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How to get the mic on the Creative X-Mod soundcard working correctly?

Well, I have this problem for a while now. When my computer start the mic seem to work but it's like it's muted. I have to go to a terminal and type alsamixer -c 1 and then I set up PCM Capture Source ...
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How do I install my microphone?

My microphone doesn't work in Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop. What are the steps to install microphone support?
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Is there any support whatsoever for the ART Tube MP Project Series w/USB? [closed]

Here's the product's page off the mfg's website so you know exactly what i'm talking about. Any help is appreciated. http://artproaudio.com/products.asp?id=124&cat=9&type=86
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How do I get the microphone on a Sony Vaio cs33g working? [closed]

my sony vaio cs33g microphone is working on windows7 but it does not work on Ubuntu, any suggestions ?