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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Hard Resetting alsa Configuration?

I just made mess with alsa mixer this is why i made this mess . is there any way so that i can reset my sound configuration and at least my system speaker and heafones don't work at same time . or ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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How to make my microphone unmuted on startup?

Every time I boot the microphone is muted. I want it to be unmuted instead. Of course I can do it by 6 easy steps every time: press sound icon in the upper right of the screen. press "Sound ...
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Internal Microphone not working on HP mini

The internal microphone on my hp mini 1001TU does not work with sound recorder or skype.
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How can I get my built-in microphone to work on a Lenovo G770?

I am dual booting Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G770. The internal mic works fine in Windows 7. The mic is recognized and unmuted, but it just isn't detecting any sound. I tried messing around with ...
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USB microphone (Samson C01U) works, then disappears

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. My Samson C01U USB microphone, which has worked for many years on Ubuntu, now is having problems. The symptom is as follows. After a reboot, the ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 in-built microphone not working

I'm running with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on Dell Latitude E6420. The inbuilt microphone is not working, and is not listed on the sound settings dialog. According to lspci, the device is: 00:1b.0 Audio ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 microphone Acer Aspire One 150

The microphone was set to 0db according to alsamixer. I had trouble seeing how to set to a sensible level. Then I found how to set it but, but the microphone is still not working.
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How to reduce noise in Skype?

According to Alsamixer I do have a HDA Intel soundcard with Nvidia MCP77/78 HDMI chip (Realtek sound card on MSI notebook). When I use Skype under Ubuntu 12.04 for video calls, the other side hears ...
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How can I completely disable internal Mic and Webcam

I want to disable the internal Microphone on my laptop and the internal Webcam completely that they're no longer selectable, and no longer available? I will only use my external Webcam, and my ...
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skype: no mic under kde

It seems that I can use my mic under gnome, but not under kde. There must be a setting somewhere under KDE that will allow me to use the mic that is built into my web cam, but I can't find it ...
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Microphone doesn't work after rebooting on a Macbook 2.1

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook 2.1 intel duo. But the problem existed on Ubuntu 12.04 too. After booting up, the internal microphone doesn't work. After opening the Pulse Audio settings and ...
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How can I enable microphone mute button on Thinkpad W520?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I've read Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads but the acpi_listen doesn't produce any output in the terminal (for any of the media buttons, Even the working ...
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Rear/Front Mic not shown on Sound manager

With Ubuntu 11.10, in the Sound options, in the Input tab were my 2 microphones, an usb one and the headset, connected to the Rear/Front Microphone. Now, 12.04, it only shows the Usb microphone. The ...
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How can I test if input device (mic) is detected?

My friend's Ubuntu 12.04 is installed with Wubi and there is no Input device in Sound settings. Is there a command to see if there is something visible for the system or a fix for this? It is a ...
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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 ...