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Questions tagged [microphone]

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 not showing up in Audacity

The mic is visible in "PulseAudio volume control". It is not muted and volume is at 100%. I can see it picks sounds. It is also visible in arecord: $ arecord -l | tail -n 3 card 3: Microphone [Trust ...
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18.04 microphone w/ google voice typing, works intermittently

When I use google docs voice typing, in order to start microphone function (even though I have tested it to confirm that it is working at that moment), I have to unplug and replug the usb cable of the ...
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Microphone recording has slight static and crackling despite all attempts at solving it

Exactly what the title states. I have a microphone that works well on Windows but regardless of distro, there's always some slight crackling when using the microphone. I have tried everything, adding ...
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PulseAudio doesn't load after adding noise cancellation to config

I am new to linux and want to use it as my daily driver however, I want noise cancellation for my mic and after some googling, I found out that you can edit the pulseaudio config file to load the ...
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Microphone quality is horrible only in the OS (I'm running it through a mixer board)

Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS x64 4.15.0-25-generic Kernel ASRock B450M Pro4 Realtek ALC892 I have a Mackie 1402-VLZ3 that I'm using for my CR81A 1/4" TRS Shure Controlled Reluctance microphone. Here's the ...
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Audio input not working, “…does not have capture controls” - new 18.04 install

Fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04. No audio input from onboard mic or headphone/mic combo (these both work fine when I boot same machine, Acer Swift 3 SF314-54, via Windows 10), alsamixer showing "sound ...
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Microphone not working Lenovo C930

Please help me out. Microphone not working in my Lenovo Yoga C930. Tried quite of suggested solutions previously, but none look promising. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Mic doesn't record on Linux

I have bought a Lenovo Ideapad 330 and the mic records on Windows, but when I have instaled Linux (Ubuntu Budgie, Mint, Deepin, Elementary Os...) the mic doesn't record on browsers. The audio is ...
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Can't hear others (Skype and Discord) and other programs but they can hear me

I recently switched to Linux and I'm having an issue with audio when calling people on Skype and Discord. My audio works for both recording and playing sounds but if i'm calling my friends on Skype or ...
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Google Docs Voice Typing Places a Microphone Icon that Doesn't Disappear until Chrome is Closed Ubuntu 18.04

When using the Google Docs voice typing function a microphone appears in the top right corner: It gets replicated the more times you use it. The only way to make them disappear is to close Chrome. ...
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microphone does not work

I use LINUX UBUNTU 18.04 LTS. The microphone of my headset is not recognized by any application. So far I have tried the following: 1 settings / sound 2 pulse audio volume control 3 terminal: ...
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Crackling noises when I use my microphone

I have the issue that my audio records have crackling noises. I also have those noises when I am using Steam or Discord. So my recording programme seems not to be the problem. I tested my headset on ...
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PortAudio configuration

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have to do a project using the microphone. The program return "PortAudioError: Error querying device -1" So my microphone isn't reading by portaudio I follow the instruction ...
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How do I make Ubuntu select my headset mic as default input automatically?

This seems so obvious I'm kind of shocked it needs to be asked. I plug a headset into the 3.5mm jack on my Ubuntu laptop and expect it to just work. The output does indeed "just work". However, I have ...
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Ubuntu not detecting exterternal microphones or headset

I am having issues with the sound in Gnome it only detects the input as builtin mic but the mic doesn't work. It also doesn't detect my headset when I plug it in unless its a usb plugin nothing from ...
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USB Microphone over USB switch

I run an USB Microphone over a USB switch (together with Mouse and Keyboard) on multiple Computers. When i switch back from my other Computer, my Microphone is re-activated by Linux, but TeamSpeak ...
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My microphone just gives white noise

I've got a Purism Librem 13 laptop which comes with PureOS (a Debian derivative) installed by default. I've got Ubuntu 18.04 installed, but the built in microphone only generates white noise. Here's a ...
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My Microphone is not making sound anymore on Ubuntu 16.04

Neither my built-in mic or my USB mic are working now. I have enabled them in all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi), have made sure volume on pavucontrol and alsamixer are to the max, have made sure ...
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External USB Microphone Not Recording Sound

I have a logitech USB Microphone that I want to use with my linux machine(Kubuntu 18.04).The thing is: 1.My Internal Mic works great 2.My headset mic works great albeit with disturbing noises at the ...
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Behringer U-Phoria UM2

I read a number of posts about installing JACK to use a behringer USB audio interface. I wanted to post this here because I could not find this information otherwise. Jack is not necessary to get ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Cannot access microphone in lenovo Yoga C930

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Yoga C930. Works like a charm, super fast, except that built-in microphone does not show up in preferences: built-in mic missing What can I do to use ...
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Setting up default input device in Ubuntu 18.04

I'm writing a program to take voice input from the built in microphone and then print the received voice on screen. My program is as follows : import speech_recognition as sr r = sr.Recognizer() ...
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Bluetooth headset is not shown in input devices Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've just connected Huawei FreeBuds using bluetooth. And it works fine as output. But I can't use it as a microphone:
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How can I receive a data stream of audio input from an event/device file?

Having toyed around with keyboard, mouse, and USB input files for various purposes, I have now come across a situation in which I need to access audio input data in a similar, stream-like method. Is ...
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Xubuntu 18.10 - Microphone static noise disturbance

I'm new to Linux and I installed Xubuntu just today (after I tried other distros). I have a problem with my microphone (happened with the other distros too, if this can help): I hear a very annoying ...
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Not detecting plugged in external microphone - Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio SVF14A16CLB and I'm trying to record videos of my screen with my voice. The thing is when I use the laptop microphone it is recorded with a background noise, so I decided to record ...
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Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 VX Microphone isn't working

As topic indicates I have SB 5.1 VX sound card. Problem is my mic isn't working. I am sure that it is not about my mic because it works perfect while plugged in to my motherboard. Also when I was ...
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How to send microphone input to applications, rather than ALL system audio?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and am trying to use a new microphone on services like Skype, Discord and other voice chat applications. My problem is that, instead of sending just my microphone input to the ...
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Use Bluetooth headset with microphone (HFP) in Ubuntu 18.04

My Bluetooth headset (IFROGZ Toxix Wireless) supports the Headset Head Unit profile (headset_head_unit or HSP/HFP) and the audio playback profile (a2dp_sink). It pairs and connects successfully with ...
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Problem with phase inverted internal mic on Lenovo Ideapad 320, Ubuntu 18.04

I'm having an issue using my internal microphone. First time I noticed it was yesterday when I had a group call on Google Hangouts. After thorough research into this, I discovered that my problem was ...
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unable to record with my microphone.. hardware is all ok. may be any config problem

how to solve problem with my external microphone? (link: https://www.flipkart.com/seggo-mini-clip-on-3-5mm-collar-mic-recording-youtubers-microphone/p/itmf3f4ztvz6jmvd?pid=MICF3ESSVG7ZNRKG&lid=...
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Not able to record audio on Ubuntu

I am not able record to any audio input neither from the inbuilt mic nor an external earphone on my Ubuntu running on Virtual Box. I have tried: Ensuring earphone and inbuilt work properly on other ...
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Skype not recognizing microphone and camera after suspending the system

I'm having a problem with Skype after the Ubuntu upgrade to the version 18.04. After trying several solutions that I found here, installing and uninstalling Skype, I realized that when I log-out and ...
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Default application for microphone

I'm struggling already for several days with microphone input on linux. I developed a web application running on chrome browser, which uses microphone input (from webcam). On MAC or Windows it works ...
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acer swift 3: microphone not working with ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu on my new laptop, quite a challenge as I am not well versed in computing. It seems to be working fine, except the inbuilt microphone is not working. Not too sure what to do about it,...
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Microphone is not working after new RAM is inserted

I have just added the second Kingston memory stick to my computer. After connecting everything,I had arranged a chat with my client but my headset microphone is not working. I have tried to change all ...
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Microphone problem, Lenovo ideapad 720S-14IKB, Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Lenovo ideapad 720S-14IKB laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and the built-in microphone does not seem to work. In Windows 10 (also installed on the same laptop, dual boot) the microphone works fine. ...
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Why does my microphone not work anymore on discord? Kubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

As title, I can't seem to figure it out. But when I use Audacity, it picks up my mic :(. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Enable the speakers,microphone and camera

I' m using a Mediacom W700 tablet (is like a SurfTab wintron 7.0 ST70416-6) with Lubuntu 18.04 (i also installed Ubuntu-dekstop but it has only 1 GB of ram). How enable the speakers,microphone and ...
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Why does Speech to text websites are not working in my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop?

When I select to search by voice of Google search, it is saying No Internet Connection as shown below. Along with Google voice search, dictation, voice notebook, Speech notes, Google voice to text, ...
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Ubuntu studio. Trying to remove sudoku (gnome sudoku) PID:29596. Could not uninstall via terminal

Tried listing all installed packages using the command apt list --installed and it does not appear I also had a look at its default permissions and it has microphone access. That will not turn ...
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Combo headphone/microphone splitter does not work on Ubuntu 18.04, individually plugging in headphone or microphone does

So I can plug either my external lavalier microphone or my headphones directly into my Lenovo T450s laptop's single 3.5mm jack, and they both work using the Built-in Audio = Stereo Analog Duplex ...
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Mic not working on MBP 12,1 (mid 2015) on Ubuntu 18.04

I recently erased mac os on my macbook pro 12,1 (mid 2015 retina) in favor of ubuntu 18.04 . My main remaining issue is the audio system. There is no input registering from the internal mic (only ...
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Jack headset: headphones recognised and working, headset microphone not listed

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 When I plug my jack headset (with built in microphone) it only recognizes my headphones, it keeps using the built in microphone for the computer. The jack plug is dual and ...
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Ubuntu Microphone Not Working (18.04.1 LTS)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS from 16.04 LTS, I noticed that my microphone is not functioning properly. I have checked to see if it was muted, used alsamixer, modified the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-...
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Microphone not working on Ubunut 18.04 LTS for any conference app web nor desktop No one can hear me

Hi I already tried most of the troubleshooting posts for making sure the microphone is not muted on alsamixer and for making sure the built-in microphone is selected under chrome settings but when I ...
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How can I enable my laptop's built-in mic while headphones are plugged in?

My headset's microphone broke. So, on Windows 10 I used the Bang & Olufsen drivers for my Omen HP 15-ax033dx laptop to enable "multistreaming" which enables the ability to use both the internal ...
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Microphone noise-filtering for recording

I am trying to build a setup where I can do screencasts from my computer (Ubuntu 18.04). I have looked everywhere (I've been researching for weeks) for information regarding how to get noise-...
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speech to text not works on ubuntu's browser

I've to start a project that will include the "speech to text" feature. So i start to check what is available around, and I found this: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2013/01/Voice-Driven-...
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I want to enable mic echo-cancellation in Ubuntu Mate, but it doesn't work. Please, help!

Please help! I want to enable echo-cancellation in Ubuntu Mate. I watched Yt tutorials and answers on this forum. For solutions like this: Edit /etc/pulse/default.pa and add the following lines to the ...