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Old 07-01-2016, 08:01 AM   #1
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Webcam does not record sound


I have a Microsoft HD-5000 webcam.

It is not recording sound.

It was working on an older system, but now I have an AMD system.

I have tried adjusting volume thru alsamixer, but no luck.
 
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Does alsa see the webcam mike? Is the camera internal (Where you would expect it to be wired in) or external, where you probably have a 3.5mm jack to plug into the soundcard? Does recording from the soundcard work?
 
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Does alsa see the webcam mike? Is the camera internal (Where you would expect it to be wired in) or external, where you probably have a 3.5mm jack to plug into the soundcard? Does recording from the soundcard work?
How do I tell it also sees the webcam mike ?

Camera is external and uses a USB port.

Recording using another mic does not work either ?

I am using a pink port for the mic and there is also one in the back.
 
Old 07-01-2016, 09:22 AM   #4
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Using Audacity, I can record sound using an external mic.

I am using Wxcam for the webcam.
 
Old 07-02-2016, 12:58 AM   #5
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Is there a separate 3.5mm jack? Otherwise it's a USB sound device. arecord -l shows the recording devices. Don't know the apps you mentioned.

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:54 AM   #6
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No separate jack.

Audacity is a program that lets you record, convert songs to mp3 etc as well as edit sound or music.
 
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That's a bitch.

They'll have some driver for windows passing USB sound over but you will have to search for one. If it's not available, I suggest you replace the webcam, or buy a clip on mike. If you're handy with a soldering iron a hack might be on the cards. You want a 3.5mm mono jack wired across the mike.
 
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Thanks.
 
Old 07-03-2016, 05:49 PM   #9
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Is snd_usb_audio module loaded? I have a UVC camera here and the module does not autoload.
 
Old 07-04-2016, 08:51 AM   #10
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Out of town at my daughter's house. Will check when I get back.

How do I know if that module is loaded ?
 
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You can see loaded modules with lsmod command. Note: it shows only drivers that are configured as modules in kernel setup, it does not show drivers that are built into kernel.
 
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