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Can't capture sound in internal webcam


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#1 Miroku16

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:37 AM

I am having a problem with my internal webcam. It is an Acer Aspire 5520. Last time I used it, about five months ago, it worked fine. Now, it won't capture sound. It is so weird and frustrating. I'm not sure if it involved the reinstallation of Windows 7, but it is not working properly. I tried installing the webcam bison driver to my computer, but no results. If someone could help me with this problem, I would really appreciate it.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:51 AM

does your sound work at all? last I checked, the microphone is attached to your sound card not your web cam. start by making sure you have the proper driver for your sound card installed. Then set it up, go to start, control panel, ease of access, speech recognition, then setup microphone and choose the appropriate options. Then come back here and post your results, either good or bad.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:20 AM

I'm not sure if I have the proper drivers set up. Also, I did try the speech recognition, but it didn't recognize it. I tried it in some recording program, and it picked up my voice some. However, when I used it for recording video on facebook or trying to test my sound with a voice call on skype, no sound. I have no idea what to do now.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:29 PM

go here and try downloading the audio/microphone drivers from the pull down menu.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

I couldn't find specific drivers regarding audio/microphone for windows 7. However, i tried installing drivers that might help update the computer. Unfortunately, I still can't record anything with my internal microphone. Not sure if it is dead or not configured right.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 11:58 PM

you want the audio/realtech driver. Or you could go into device manager (right click my computer, properties, it should be in the top left) then see if you can find your microphone on the list, right click it, properties, driver, and try updating it, and uninstalling/reinstalling. it if that doesnt do it you can try to reconfigure it by going to start, control panel, ease of access, speech recognition, set up microphone. then follow on screen directions. If that doesn't work, and you have the right driver then Id say your microphone died.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:03 PM

I did find a microphone. However, I didn't see realtek as a driver. So, I tried installing the realtek driver. Everything seemed like it would downlaod. But all of a sudden, it said HD Audio Realtek Fail! I noticed it was more for vista, so I tried finding a windows 7 one on cnetdownload site. I found one, tried opening it, but it wouldn't open at all. Right now, I can't find the appropriate audio/realtek driver that will help my situation. I just need something that will recognize my internal microphone, because I found out that an outside microphone works just fine with it. So, if anything needs to be done, it is the sure recognition and operation of my internal mic.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 04:28 PM

maybe internal mike is working but not selected as default. my friend went through the same thing trying to get hers to work with skype and it turned out to be a setting in options/preferences.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:16 PM

I got it to work on skype after the last piece of advice of changing it to default. However, I want to get it to work overall with other programs, like audacity.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:35 PM

i am not well versed in windows 7 but there must be a way to select it as default. look in control panel under "sounds and audio devices"
(that is how it is named in XP)

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:40 PM

should be under control panel, hardware and sound, manage sound devices, recording, choose the microphone, make sure the enable microphone is chosen in the pull down menu under properties

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