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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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 ...
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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