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 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 can I get my Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000 webcam microphone to work?

How can I get my webcam's (Microsoft Lifecam VX-1000) microphone to work? It uses the uvcvideo driver and video quality is perfect on both Cheese and Gmail's Video Chat.
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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 ?