Using the GUVCViewer I am able to record a video, but it has no audio. My mike is in my web cam and I have set the audio input to come from that source. The Skype sound test fails also.
Cheese did preview an image until I installed GUVCViewer, but I can't figure out how to record same.
This is in Ubuntu 12.10 - the mike works great in Win 7.