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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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 ...
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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.