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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pulseaudio: no microphone configuration

Updated Ubuntu to precise from oneiric on a Dell Inspirion Mini 10 (with an Intel HDA-Soundcard). I can't remember having any issues with the microphone. I didn't need it - I tried ekiga the first ...
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ACER 3935 upgrade to 12.04 -> integrated Mic (drivers) not working

Since updating to 12.04, the integrated mic is not behaving well. I can not use it with skype to begin with. the mic is not visible in settings>sound>input (there is nothing) however I am able to use ...
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microphone trouble

I am trying to use my Google Voice and the other party cannot hear me. So I tried recoding something and it did not work. So how do I run some sort of diagnostic to check to see of my microphone is ...
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How to record from 2 microphones to create a virtual environment (Binaural Recording)

I wish to make a recording using 2 microphones positioned at a distance mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_recording so I can make a "3D sound" recording. How can I configure Ubuntu ...
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Internal microphone not listed in sound settings

On a fresh 12.04 installation in sound settings the internal microphone is not listed (worked upto 11.10). Alsamixer shows that mic is "0" and muted, but after changing that it remains undetected in ...
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Installed 12.04 and my head set mic is not recognized

The mic was recognized in the earlier version and I was able to use it. But after the upgrade, I have not been able to use my head set mic. I went to the sound settings for input and it is not listed ...
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Internal Microphone not working on HP 625 in 12.04

I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP 625 laptop - it's great, but... I still can't use my internal microphone. When I go to Sound Settings it seems like the alsa plugin detects it, but doesn't ...
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How to get microphone to work on acer aspire one 722

I have an acer aspire 722, I recently went to use gmail/talk as well as empathy and realized that the microphone does not work. I checked the sound settings, adjusted microphone level, did a mic test ...
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External Mic not working but Internal Mic works on an Acer Aspiron AO722

My Acer Aspiron AO722 netbook give me a lot of problems. My Internal microphone is working, when I connect an external microphone(headset) it still take input from internal one. In sound settings I ...
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Internal & Microphone Jack not working on HP Pavilion dv1000 Laptop

I've been using this laptop with Ubuntu/(& variants of Ubuntu) for three or four years. I've never been able to get the microphone to work - internal or the jack - though I've followed a variety ...
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How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?

I have a USB microphone that I can chat on Skype, record sound etc. But how can I make it so that when my mic is on and I speak, Ι hear it in speakers live without having to record my voice first and ...
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Set 48000 Hz by microphone

On Windows I can set the input Hz to 48000. With 41000 Hz my microphon makes annoying sounds. With 48000 Hz this is solved in Windows. So how can I set the frequency in Ubuntu globally for all ...
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Microphone not working in Skype unless I switch off autospawn in Pulseaudio

I have a clean install of Precise with Gnome fall-back desktop on an Acer Aspire lappie. The mic won't work on Skype unless I switch off 'autospawn' in pulseaudio. That solution kills all audio ...
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How can I get my microphone to work

I can't get my microphone working on Ubuntu 11.10, I tried all the hardware profiles in the audio settings. without any success. I am sure that i don't have any issue with my mic or input since I ...
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How to set the default Microphone [duplicate]

I am using an external Web-cam with a build-in Microphone. When I am using Skype or some other Software it doesn’t recognise the Microphone automatically. So I always have to activate it myself in the ...
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Internal microphone not working in Google talk

My laptop is Lenovo T400, which has an internal microphone. My OS is Ubuntu 10.10. My browser is Firefox 11.0. The internal microphone works fine, because I can use it to record my voice using ...
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Internal mic not working on Aspire One D255

I can't get my internal mic to work with any app other than Sound Recorder. I've scoured the other posts on this topic and none seem to have an answer. I've installed Alsa Mixer, Pulse Audio controls, ...
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How to prevent gnome-sound applet from automatically reducing mic volume?

It happens all the time, when i'm talking to someone on Skype or Google Voice and Video, the mic volume automatically keeps going down, as if it is trying to auto-adjust it. I want to disable this ...
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How to fix my USB headset microphone (works for one second then input stops working)

I am using a Plantronics Headset via USB. This worked flawlessly for a long time. Now the microphone works for about 1 or 2 seconds when plugged in and then stops working. The hardware is alright ...
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Mic “disables” after restart [closed]

I have configurated the front mic as imput in sound settings, and it works fine, but after I restart the PC (no always the first time, but sooner or later it happens) the PC doesn't capture anything ...
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Sound card not working well on Dell Latitude E6520 [closed]

The sound disappears at times and I cannot properly configure the mic for recording. I use Skype often and I cannot listen to the built-in mic at times. I am not sure if I need to update the driver ...
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Microphone doesn't work with Skype on an HP Pavilion dv5

I have a hp pavilion dv5 with ubuntu 11.10 but when i use skype the microphone not working and i in italy don't see a guide for resolv this problem please help me and sorry for my English. Try to ...
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stream microphone audio over WAN?

I'm looking for a command line program to capture audio from a microphone, save and stream it over a WAN. arecord test.wav seems to work for recording input, but I cannot figure out how to get it to ...
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How to set sound input to the sound that's coming out of the speakers?

I remember that I could do this by messing with input devices at the sound configuration menus, but it doesn't work anymore. I want to make the default input be a virtual mic that's the sound that's ...
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Internal microphone not working on a Compaq Presario CQ60

the internal microphone of my COMPAQ Presario CQ60 is not working. i notice it when calling on skype i could not be understood. i checked if skype was disabling my microphone due to its auto ...
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how to make my input only from the external mic instead of both built-in mic and the external

I have a problem with my microphone. I want to record sound with my external microphone, but it picks up sound from built-in laptop microphone too, and it makes noise. my input settings only shows ...
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Microphone input background noise [closed]

I have a headset, and the microphone is working perfectly without background noise in Windows, but in Ubuntu 11.10, the input has a very disturbing heavy noise. If I low the microphone volume on ...
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How to play live microphone sound over speakers? [duplicate]

Is there a way I could enable live playback from microphone? It could use at karaoke or as a guitar amplifier.
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Can't recognize the microphone on an Hp Pavilion dv 2000la

I was trying to have a conversation via skype this morning, when surprise there was no sound; so i opened sound settings to see what could i do about it, and i found this and the mic wasn't ...
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No audio and microphone working on Asus 1101Eeepc

I have just installed the latest distribution of Ubuntu (11.10), in my Asus netbook and -what a pitty- built in microphone is not working on Skype and also the speaker sound is worse. Seems something ...
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Microphone problem in Ubuntu 11.10

I am using both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on a single system with the same hardware. While I'm making call through Gmail or Skype my voice is audible to others while I'm on Windows 7, but while I'm ...
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How to interact with Ubuntu through voice command (mic)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Voice control over desktop enviornment i want to know how to deal with Ubuntu using voice command (e.g. open home to open my home folder & minimize & maximize), ...
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External microphone not working

gnome-volume-control does not recognise external hardware. My headphones work nonetheless, but an external microphone does not. External microphones used to work, but at times were temperamental - I ...
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How do I get my Turtle Beach Ear Force Z1's to work? [closed]

I recently deleted windows and installed Ubuntu and now when I try to use skype (or any other app) my mic does not want to pick up my voice. I tried fixing the issue in the system settings but when I ...
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How can I record from my microphone input?

I have an audio input plugged into my mic jack. In alsamixer, when I unmute and amplify the mic input, I can hear this audio out of my speakers. However, running arecord -d 5 foo.wav and aplay ...
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Toshiba Satellite L745D - internal mic not working

I have a Toshiba L745D (AMD A6-3400M). I cannot get my internal mic to work. My sound card: Conexant CX20585 I've tried this: echo "options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad" | sudo tee -a ...
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How to set the sound setting so that you can “Listen to this device” (i.e an external microphone)

I have Ubuntu 11.04, and I would like to set my sound setting so that when I use my external microphone I can hear myself speak into the microphone as if it's a karaoke. I went to the sound setting, ...
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Microphone isn't working in Skype or sound recorder. Has an extreme lag [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu and am using 11.04. I've been trying to Skype with a friend for a week now and my microphone isn't working. I didn't have this problem using Windows, so it's not the internal ...
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Mic works in sound recorder but in nothing else

Mic only works in sound recorder and although it works there its just a bunch of static underneath the spoken word, but audible. In skype, cheese, and using "arecord test.wav" at the terminal, it's ...
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Microphone not working at all on a Toshiba sattelite p505 s8980 [closed]

My built-in microphone doesn't work in "record audio" program and in Skype. I'm using ubuntu 11.10 in Toshiba sattelite p505 s8980. No mute button checked I have PulseAudio Volume Control installed ...
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PulseAudio does not recognize laptop microphone

I was trying to tune my guitar, when I've decided to increase the microphone input volume. Well, i went in the sound settings and it worked. Also, in the connector options list, there was selected ...
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Microphone input noisy

my mic - although fully functioning - always records mostly screeching noises, while my voice can only be heard in the background. I have to admit, that I tried different distributions and everywhere ...
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How can I change my Mic-in in port

I am having Problem with my Mic-in port. Can I change my mic-in port to line-in port so that if I connect my microphone to line-in port it will receive voice? In windows, if I connect any speaker or ...
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Voice control over desktop enviornment

I would like to enable a system that can respond to user voice commands and run scripts according to the verbal command GIVEN. Ideally, I would like for the computer to be listening constantly. ...
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How do I use my PC as a Public Address system

I have a set of external speakers for my pc which work very well. I have a microphone which works very well with my pc. How do I get the sound that I make into the microphone to come out the speakers ...
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I request any troubleshooting for the audio in Webex

I have Ubuntu 10.04 in Toshiba NB255-SP1002M 32 bits mini-notebook. I have installed Webex and its plugging sun java 6k and another utilities, following the next indications: ...
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How to verify if my microphone input is dead or ubuntu not detected it yet? I can hear music but i cant record audio

I have installed 11.04 Ubuntu. I can play music i can listen. But i cant use the microphone input, i tried with alsamixer + pavucontrol+(arecord -d 10 /tmp/test.wav), pavumeter (apt-get install ...
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How do I get my USB microphone to work with VLC? [closed]

I am trying to get my USB microphone working with VLC. It works if I only load my microphone with vlc alsa://hw:2,0 but for vlc v4l2:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-adev="alsa://hw:2,0" ...
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my analog microphone does not work

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 and my analog microphone does not work. I tried to use ekiga, but my voice is not heard. I used the audio recorder and tryed to record my own voice, but nothing is recorded. I ...
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How can I make Ubuntu compatible with baudline?

When I run baudline, it displays the message "all input devices disabled" and the Input ▸ Devices screen doesn't list any devices. The baudline FAQ suggests: Here are two possible explanations for ...