View Full Version : [ubuntu] Microphone Device for VLC /dev/?

May 20th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Hi All,

I'm sure this is a quick one if you know it but I'm stuck been searching around for a long while now.

All AUDIO works mic/Spkers/Skype etc... which is great.

What I am trying to do is get the mic to stream via VLC but for that i need to know the device as in /dev/video0 (webcam) but what is the same for the Mic In on the sound card and how do i find that out ?

Under Sound Preferences >> Input its listed under Internal Audio Analogue Stereo (Rear Microphone)

cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0xf9ffc000 irq 44
1 [HD5001 ]: USB-Audio - Microsoft® LifeCam HD-5001
Microsoft Microsoft® LifeCam HD-5001 at usb-0000:00:1d.7-6.2.4, high speed

aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC662 rev1 Analog [ALC662 rev1 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC662 rev1 Digital [ALC662 rev1 Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Many Thanks for your help.

October 23rd, 2011, 05:13 PM
Hi Richard,

I think there are no such devices for the sound.
However I've found this page:

Maybe you want to have a look at their code snipped:

vlc -vvv v4l2:///dev/video0 :input-slave=alsa://hw:0,3 --sout

Haven't had the time to try it, but if you still want to fix the problem it could help you ;)

Regards, Luz77