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lugoteehalt
June 1st, 2010, 04:04 AM
Just got a webcam and don't know anything about them. So just want to know what the microphone on it is meant to do.

If the program 'cheese' is used (it allows you to make a video with the webcam) there is no sound on the *.ogg video - should there be?

Equally if $ mplayer tv:// -tv /dev/video1 then you get a video on the monitor, but there is no sound out of the loudspeakers - should there be?

What I'd like is to make a video with sound. Thanks any help. It is a Logiteck webcam C250, it has a built in microphone. The slider has been turned up in alsamixer.

lisati
June 1st, 2010, 04:05 AM
It's useful when you want to make a video call with something like skype.

mikewhatever
June 1st, 2010, 04:09 AM
Cheese records both video and sound just fine. What you might need to do to make the mic work is open sound preferences and select the webcam in the Input tab.

lugoteehalt
June 1st, 2010, 04:35 AM
Cheese records both video and sound just fine. What you might need to do to make the mic work is open sound preferences and select the webcam in the Input tab.Bloody hell, mikewhatever, you are just too beautiful for words. Why can't all threads be like this?

For the record: System -> Preferences -> Sound -> click radio button with the thing's id number.

mikewhatever
June 1st, 2010, 04:44 AM
Bloody hell, mikewhatever, you are just too beautiful for words. Why can't all threads be like this?

For the record: System -> Preferences -> Sound -> click radio button with the thing's id number.

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