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 input volume too low in Cheese, Ubuntu 14.04

Microphone volume is too low to be heard in Cheese and Skype but works ok when I record with Audacity and when I do this: vlc pulse:// I dual-boot Windows 10 and the microphone works ok in Skype on ...
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Setting up a bluetooth audio-microphone headset on ubuntu 12.04

I recently purchased a Henson BTH033 bluetooth headset with a built in microphone. I would ideally like to use it as my primary audio-microphone output-input on my ubuntu install. Here is my ...
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No sound out of Ubuntu 15.04

There is literally no sound, I've tried every solution online I could find. It start when I unplugged my Microphone. I've tried reinstalling alsa and pulseaudio, booting in different kernel, ...
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Low mic volume on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I know that this question was already asked, however their answers do not solve my problem :( I have a very low microphone volume. And I tried to unmute and to maximize all scrolls in alsamixer. In ...
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Mic Static Ubuntu 14.04

I have been looking around online and I have yet to find anything about this. I tried looking at this post on here and that never helped. Any advice would be great. I'd be down to try anything that ...
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built-in webcam and microphone not working (12.02 and 14.04)

Today for some reason I've realized that my webcam and microphone are not working any more, I've decided to upgrade to 14.04 (using that as an excuse, and assuming that after it the problem would be ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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[Ubuntu]Turtle Beach X12 HeadSet Mic Not Working?

I did a lot of research, I had not luck. I can hear audio in my headset, but the mic is not detected. Here is my set up: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-BIT/x64) LTS Intel Celeron Processor (Dual-core) Realtek ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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Line-in microphone not functioning 14.04 LTS

I have a problem with my line-in microphone, it is detected by Ubuntu when plugged in, but it's audio slider only reacts when I speak into my built-in laptop microphone. Why might this be? I have ...
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Thinkpad T440s internal mic not working in Ubuntu 15.04

My internal microphone on my thinkpad t440s is not picking up any audio on Ubuntu 15.04. For reference, here is the output of lspci and my kernel I am running. philip@philip:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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No microphone input Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Lenovo T420

I was trying to do some recordings with my new jack splitter. It's a Y cable with a 3.5mm 4 segment male jack, connecting to the computer port, and two female 3.5mm sockets, one for headphones ...
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Logitech H600 mic not working, Ubuntu 15.04

I just got the H600. The audio output works fine, however I can't get the mic to work. When I check the sound settings, "Microphone H600[Wireless Headset]" is listed as the source. The input level ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mic not working after suspend

My (build-in) microphone on my PC Specialist laptop is not working after waking up from suspend. Just to give you an idea what I have tried so far: here is the sound troubleshooting tutorial I have ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...
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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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Ubuntu headset with single p3 input - When mic is on headphone is off

I have a single P3 input on my notebook and i bought a headset to use both the headphone and the mic. When i go to sound settings and set the sound input to be the headset mic the headset phone does ...
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How can I create a live audio stream

What I am trying to do is put in a remote PA system so I can speak to whom ever is in the room no matter where I am. Also I would like to hear what they have to say. How can I do this? Any help is ...
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Bluetooth Hub for microphones and speaker

Does such thing exists or is there something equivalent on ubuntu. For example, I have five smartphones, I also have five bluetooth speakers. There is a software on ubuntu which manages all these ...
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Blue Snowball iCE Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently purchased a Blue Snowball iCE microphone. It seems like this person and this person had success using this on earlier versions of Ubuntu. When I plug in this microphone, it's not recognized ...
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Praat is not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.02

I installed Praat Speech Analyzer from Ubuntu Software Center.I wanted to record a sound by my laptop's microphone,i tried it by my headphone and earphone too.It showed that it recorded sound but when ...
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Sound Input device (microphone) not working

I have recently updated my laptop OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 After updating the OS, my laptop's input device ie., microphone is not working. Earlier it was working with Ubuntu 12.04. Also there ...
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Unable to use microphone

I have Asus X550L model, and using latest build Ubuntu. I did lots of troubleshooting with pulse audio driver to fix my microphone, but no luck yet. Can you help. Do you have a fix for this.
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Turtle Beach not functioning properly

I have just recently bought a Turtle Beach EarForce X11 for recording videos. The only issue is, When I try to records, it records an extremely loud layer of static, and my voice, but very quietly. It ...
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Audacity doesn't list USB Microphone

I got a new USB Microphone. It is listed at lsusb: Bus 004 Device 011: ID 0d8c:0031 C-Media Electronics, Inc. And it works fine on e.g. TeamSpeak. But at Audacity, it isn't listed. (Just for ...
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No sound through headphones after first start

Hello guys I need your help (and I apologize for my english skills). There's a little problem I have since I've installed Ubuntu (I had the same problem on windows as well). Every time when I start ...
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Connect microphone to combo port in Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus S400CA, however it comes with a combo port(headphone port and mic port combined). For some reason, in Ubuntu if I connect a microphone, it always detects it as a headphone, and I cannot ...
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How to use arecord or audacity to trigger an event in a script through a specific noise?

I'm trying to set up an old computer with a microphone to have an always-on microphone and trigger a script and say send a tweet. I want to create a log of every time a train passes, have it measure ...
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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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Check if my laptop has built-in microphone

How can I check if my laptop has built-in microphone ? I have ubuntu 12.04 installed
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Bose comfort 3 doesnt work at all with ubuntu 14.04?

I have no idea why cant I hear anything when i connect my Bose comfort 3 headphones. What option should I choose and why cant it detect automatically?. Is there a script? Thanks in advance. ...
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Microphone issues

I know very little about the sound side of Ubuntu, and I will list every detail that i can think of, but feel free to ask about anything that i forgot. So I have a Samson CO1U microphone, and it is ...
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Automatically switch to Singstar Microphones when they're plugged in

I am running a media computer for my sharehouse and since singstar has been so popular I want to run Ultrastar for everyone too. The problem is that getting the microphones set up can be finicky and ...
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Internal mic is not working on my lenovo b50 series laptop with ubuntu 14.04

Internal microphone of my laptop is not working whereas when I connect earphones with mic, it works fine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo b50 series laptop. As per suggetion Internal microphone not ...
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Qemu adjusting microphone

I have a qemu virtual machine with vfio vga passthrough. When I start it my microphone adjusts to 100% but I only when I have the Nvidia drivers installed on my virtual machine (I'm not sure if thats ...
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Alienware laptop Built in sound card headphone and microphone jack not working

I have an Alienware m17x r4. My speaker's are working just fine.But when i plug my headset in the sound does not come through the headset and still comes through the speakers I have a creative ...
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How to get rid of Google chrome secret audio recorder? [closed]

As mentioned here and on many other websites, Google is downloading an audio recorder utility on every computer that has chrome installed. And Google is using this tool to record everything in the ...
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Audio driver issue with Windows dual boot

Hello everybody, I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot on my existing Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Samsung laptop.The lap uses Realtek Audio Drivers. The audio (both ...
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microsoft lifechat lx-3000 ubuntu microphone not working

First of all, before marking as duplicated, please know that I already tried every related question, but none of them work. I had a microsoft lifechat lx-3000 in Ubuntu and it was working perfectly. ...
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Unknown audio device pop up not coming

I installed pulseaudio in my pc and now when i insert my headphone the pop up of "Unknown audio device" is not coming to select the HeadPhone/HeadSet/MicroPhone. How can i enable it back.
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Microphone refuses to work (Kubuntu 15.04)

I have a headset that has a built in microphone (these), with a single line that is supposed to connect to the computer via the headphone jack. I've tested ti on my android phone, and it can record my ...
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu 12.04 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existent static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shut-down and boot I often hear a loud blast from the ...
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Alsa, internal mic on macbook works sometimes

I've had my internal microphone working twice. I'm using simplescreenrecorder, and the internal microphone was working when the input options were set to alsa and [default] default source. So I had it ...
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Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user in Skype

I've had problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in a blog post on itbubbles). ...
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High pitched voice in Skype when using external USB microphone

I am using Skype for Linux (v. 4.3.0.37) on Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When making a Skype test call and using an external USB connected microphone, I noticed that my own voice is very high pitched ...
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Command to mute and unmute a microphone

During voice / video conversations online I would like to mute/unmute the microphone without having to go through all these steps each time: Sound indicator, Sound preferences, Select Input, Mute ...
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Lenovo G50-70 Microphone Doesn't work with Skype/Hangouts on Ubuntu 15.04

I have not tried this on other versions of Ubuntu, I tried calling through Skype and Hangouts, but the problem persisted- No Sound was emmited. I increased the values of the input device tab and the ...
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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...