Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: How to use webcam microphone as default?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Beans
    21

    How to use webcam microphone as default?

    Hi everyone,

    In order to use my usb webcam microphone with skype I have to go to sound settings and change the input source manually every time I plug it in. I intuitively tried rearranging the default sound card microphone and the webcam one via drag and drop in the hope of being able to define a priority, but with no luck.

    It's really annoying that instead of just plugging in the webcam and it sets itself automatically as sound input, I have to go through the settings every time. Is there any way to make my webcam microphone the default sound input? I can't do it within skype because skype just shows "pulse audio driver" whether I use the built-in mic or the webcam one, it basically just uses whatever the ubuntu system is currently using.

    I searched a bit online and all I could find was a post from 2011 (http://askubuntu.com/questions/31206...cam-microphone) (so I don't know if it's outdated) and honestly it's really a bit complicated and a big effort for a thing that should be relatively easy for the end user to change.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Best,

    chilloutmo

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Beans
    10,922

    Re: How to use webcam microphone as default?

    Yes, it should be easier, but it's not...

    Anyway, try the udev solution. You only have to do it once : http://askubuntu.com/a/115575
    If you need help, get the output of pacmd and lsusbr:
    Code:
    sudo update-usbids
    ***plug in webcam***
    lsusb
    pacmd list-sources

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •