[SOLVED]Cant hear my voice in multiple apps

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Amos
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[SOLVED]Cant hear my voice in multiple apps

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hi all, I did try to search and did try alot of stuff and am stuck on this 1 I always do try to find out stuff from other posts but cant much on this so I do appologise if this has been posted before.

so today I bought myself a webcam a logitech 3500 E plus, and works fine video wise, I got a mic with it but for the life of me I cant this sucker working, so at first I couldnt hear myself foudn the mic slider and mic boost and yes I can hear my self crystal, so I am using the HDA alsa mixer, and have nearly tried every permutation I can think of, going through the mixer settings.

so I tried to do a video call through msn and nothing voice nothing just static, and then I tried ekiga echo test nothing on there, so I downloaded sound recorder from synaptic and still nothing just static if I am lucky, to me I wouldnt say its the headset as I can hear myself and if the mic port was borked then I wouldnt hear myself so to me its gotta be a setting I have missed, and thats why I am posting here to see if someone who has had this issue and solved it, I am on mint 7 and can provide any info if anyone can help me out thank you
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Re: Cant hear my voice in multiple apps

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http://www.econowics.com/tech-gadget/16 ... rdy-heron/
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=961021

Maybe it is not the camera (webcam), but the application being used Msn (?)
  • Take a shot with Skype, see if there are any similar problems..
http://www.econowics.com/news-from-the- ... epid-ibex/

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Re: Cant hear my voice in multiple apps

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thx for the reply I got it working with skype went through second time still cant get the mic working in the other apps tho really weird, checked your links bud thanks I chose the 3500 E plus from this site http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/ the camera is fine just the mic really

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Re: [SOLVED]Cant hear my voice in multiple apps

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OK I solved this myself by changing stuff manually and by trial and error, so my issue was I could not use the mic in linux as sound recorder was'nt recording my voise in ekiga the echo test did not work, in skype it did work and aMSN I got nothing.

now sound recorder ekiga and skype all playback my voice perfectly with no distortion and no modulation problems I saved all the setup screens as images hosted on my own webspace so people can access them if they have the same issue as me,

here is the link I cant post the images as they are big images hope this helps people, btw I have a asus MSN motherboard

http://www.purelypcs.co.uk/mintsound/

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Re: [SOLVED]Cant hear my voice in multiple apps

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Update

I think I found a bug in the sound capture device, so I rebooted and sound capture was'nt working so i changed a few settings here and there, and still noluck, eventually after a bit more testing I found the problem

it seems on HDA Nvidia (Alsa Mixer) options change the first input source to mix the sound capture will work

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and then change the input source to mic once confirmed working for better quality

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I tested this a few times and its the same I have to change it everytime I reboot

hope this helps

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