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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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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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Mic input really quiet, lots of negative voltage

I have an old MSI GX700. On the front there are three ports. Mic, aux, headphones, respectively. The headphone port works fine, but as soon as I try to use the mic or aux ports, the sound comes in ...
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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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Why don't work microphone on headphones in ubuntu?

I buy headphones with microphone sven sven The headphones work, the mic - no. I have two audio cards. The integrated cards and the cards from nvidia. In pulseaudio i choose the first video cards, ...
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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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How Do I Set Up Line In & Front Mic Simultaneously

Okay I have two goals. First, is to have a line in running from my Switch into my PC in order to have audio from the switch come out of my PC headphones. This is accomplished by Choosing 'Line In' ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu audio recording seems to pickup playback via another application

New to audio recording on Linux, and I have 2 audio interfaces on my PC. An onboard intel HDA (Realtek ALC887 codec) interface, to which a relatively inexpensive (but still surprisingly decent for ...
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Headset Microphone Doesn't Connect

when I plug in my headset, Ubuntu Budgie doesn’t seem to recognize it is a head set and makes only the headphones part work. I found various solutions for Linux mostly modifying some lines in /etc/...
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Very strange sound while recording

I want to record my screen with "recordMyDesktop" and video quality is pretty good but the sound is strange... Look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAi-7DBCQ2o panta@rhei-box:~$ pacmd list-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize microphone in wired earset; Windows 10 does

My laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 has only one socket for both mic and headphones; when I plug my headphones (Apple Earpods) with the mic, headphones work fine but the microphone is not found....
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Front Panel Audio Not Working

My rear audio ports work fine, but my front panel audio jacks are acting up. At first, neither functioned at all, but I was able to achieve some limited results in alsamixer. When I unmuted my front ...
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Skype suddenly stops detecting mic and speaker frequently

I am facing an strange issue with Skypeforlinux on Ubuntu 16.04. It frequently stops detecting mic and speakers in between a call. I can't even share screen after that, and all of it get fixed after ...
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Lenovo Yoga 900 Internal Microphone Not Working on Ubuntu 18.04

The internal microphone suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 900 laptop. It was working for a while before so I suspect some update caused it to stop working. The internal ...
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4-pin headphones record sound but don't play any (headphones not working/recognised)

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and I have problem with my headphones. I know there are numerous tips on how to fix this, just none of them seems to work. The headphones I own have built-in mic, they use ...
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17.10 No sound from cron jobs

It does not matter which instruction related to sound I use. It seems that instruction is working, but I hear no sound. Crontab run on the same user and on root. No sound effect (process works in the ...
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ubuntu mic records noise and no voice

On making calls or recording voice the Mic keeps producing noisy and scratchy sounds. What I attempted to do is running alsamixer, then find both Mic boost and internal Mic boost is set to 0, after ...
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USB Microphone AKG Perception 120 not detected on Ubuntu 18.04

I've been using an AKG Perception 120 USB on Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04. Two weeks ago I installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 18.04. Ever since the USB mic is not working. It is not listed in the audio-...
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headsets mic not recognized

I have a headset, which is recognized as sound output only. The mic isn't recognized, even not by alsamixer(v1.1.3). (As input I only see: Mic Boost, Capture and Digital.) In my previous linux ...
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(18.04) Recording-Problems with my USB-Microphone

When I record a Sound from my Logitech Webcam the Voice is like a "Mickey Mouse" - in "Cheese" the recorded Video are ok! Please help me! I have the Problem with Ubuntu 18.04 and the same in Kubuntu ...
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Standard microphone in Xubuntu just static

I was trying to get a microphone to work with small minipc, and oddly enough the inputs in pulseaudio mixer (Xubuntu) do not show anything but noise. There are 3 3.5mm standard audio plugs in back, ...
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What is the easiest way to check if my camera & sound is working properly with Google Hangouts?

I am planning a few videoconferences and I want to check if everything works ok. What is the easiest way to check my Ubuntu installation if it works with Google Hangouts? The best would be some robot ...