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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Internal microphone not working

I have an internal microphone in my laptop. I think it uses Intel High Definition Audio. But I can't get it to work with Ubuntu. It doesn't work with either the Sound Recorder or Skype. On the Input ...
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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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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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Voice control over desktop environment

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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Ubuntu 12.10 Skype webcam microphone not working

This is making me crazy. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Skype 4.1.0.20 can't use my web cam microphone anymore. I can record correctly from the web cam microphone using the sound recorder the ...
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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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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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Lenovo Ideapad built-in mic not working in 12.04

I just bought a new Lenovo P580 Ideapad yesterday and installed 12.04 64bit on it. I tried making a call with it and discovered that the built-in microphone wasn't working. I unmuted it in sound ...
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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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Does Blue Microphones Snowball Ice work with Ubuntu 12.04?

Does 'Blue Microphones Snowball' microphone work with Ubuntu 12.04? If the answer is 'Yes' then did it work out-of-the-box or, if it requires some work, please explain. Also, if anyone has it ...
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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 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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Audacity playback speed much too fast, on Ubuntu Mate 15.04 [closed]

I just had a major issue with Audacity, on the first Ubuntu Maté distro. I was doing some sound work, and recording directly from microphones and audio monitors; but when I attempted to play back the ...
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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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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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How to I get the right Pulseaudio profiles to show up without restarting Pulseaudio?

Some times my USB headset microphone disappears from my list of input devices. Reconnecting the headset doesn't work, but killing Pulseaudio does: pulseaudio -k When Pulseaudio starts back up, my ...
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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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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 gstreamer-...
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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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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro10,2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro Retina MacBookPro10,2 and the microphone does not work at all. It has worked in 13.04 and 13.10 but now after a clean install, no luck. I ran this script to ...
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How do I install my microphone?

My microphone doesn't work in Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop. What are the steps to install microphone support?
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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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I hear sound from microphone through built laptop speakers in 13.04. How to turn off?

I hear my echo from speakers. If I say something its looping and resonate. How to turn microfone sound output off? We don't have Hardware tab at Sound Settings in 13.04
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Can't select Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone in sound settings menu

Today, I recieved a shiny new Blue Yeti Pro USB microphone in the mail. I did my research to make sure that it would work. I found the following websites, and this is what led me to believe that it ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ....
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How do I get the microphone on a Sony Vaio cs33g working? [closed]

my sony vaio cs33g microphone is working on windows7 but it does not work on Ubuntu, any suggestions ?
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How do I enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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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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Can I use a logitech C170 webcam on Ubuntu 13.04?

Does it need additional drivers? My computer does have a microphone, so I can always use that one. I just want to be sure before I buy it. Thanks in advance!
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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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recording audio: What is the best volume setting?

followup question: recording audio and volume I've been using ubuntu to record some screencasts (kinda. Khan-style lectures, really) I want to know what is the volume setting for the microphone ...
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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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Logitech c270 webcam and Skype

I have recently purchased the Logitech c270 webcam to use for Skype. The video works perfectly, but the mic is useless. I have changed the input to the mic on system settings and pulseaudio, and it ...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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Razer Megalodon USB with Ubuntu 13.04 = disaster

Here is my current setup : Asus G53SX + Logitech g500 mouse + Razer megalodon headset. Here is my problem : If I for example want to listen to a song, the sound that comes out of the speakers sounds ...
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Microphone - external sound card noise suppression [duplicate]

I have the same problem as described here, so I tried to solve it with procedure in reply. When everything was installed I changed files according to reply and restarted computer. When computer ...
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Headphones microphone is not working

I'm trying to use my headphones with my Ubuntu 13.10. My headphones are Nokia BH-905i, which can be connected via Bluetooth or green+pink wires. If I use bluetooth, voice quality is terrible or ...
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USB Audio Input recording 3.3x too slow, playback 3.3x too fast, and garbled

I'm developing a USB audio device that acts like a microphone. It produces an isochronous (USB-talk for real-time) audio stream at 8000 Hz, 16-bit PCM. With Ubuntu 13.10 the recording takes place ...
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Install Acer Aspire One ZG5 microphone on Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA 110), then Skype, and I can't make the microphone work. I tried this method with alsamixer https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne522#...
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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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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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Bluetooth headset never gives me sound options

I have Buffalo headset with microphone that I know works fine becaue I routinely use it on a Windows 7 computer. It connects to my Ubuntu 13.10 computer fine: But when I open sound preferences, ...
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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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What can be considered too high or too low volume?

I've asked a question about what audio volume to use when recording: recording audio: What is the best volume setting? In there, I learned that: I should avoid too high a volume, to prevent ...
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mic on cam don't work

the cam works. I pull up PulseAudio I can see it pick me up for 1sec then stops. don't work on Skype I've tried every USB port same thing it worked on 10.04 fine. but now I'm on 12.04 and it don't ...