Camera microphone

Fri, 2012-11-30 11:11 by Karol · Forum/category:

I bought an internet camera with a USB cable, no microphone jack, but it has a built in microphone.
I attached an external microphone to the computer with a banana jack, but the sound is still recorded from the camera microphone.
How to transfer the sound reception from the USB of the camera to the microphone jack?

Which software?

Fri, 2012-11-30 16:50 by admin

Which program do you use to receive or record the camera output? Your question is essentially, how can you make that program receive the sound from another input? If the program allows that, you can do it. If not, not.

If the program uses yet another program, driver, or part of the operating system to input the sound, then the question changes to whether you can make that other program, driver or part of the operating system accept the sound from another input.

Then there is the obvious hardware solution. Open the webcam, cut the microphone wire, and attach your other microphone to it. That probably voids the warranty.

The program to use with the microphone

Sat, 2012-12-01 07:28 by Karol

I used the simple Windows Sound Recorder, situated in the Accessories folder.
But it was only as a test, i want to use Skype with the microphone, i haven't tested it yet.
I cannot cut the microphone wires from the camera since they are all in one USB cable, the sound from the camera goes through USB.


Sat, 2012-12-01 10:59 by admin

The hardware solution would involve cracking the webcam open, finding its microphone, cutting its wires, and connecting another microphone to them. It was not a very serious proposal anyway, because I guess most people would not like to open up the device.

Depending on which version of Windows you use, you may be able to redirect the microphone input in Control Panel, Sounds and audio devices. There you may have a choice between different audio recording devices attached to your computer.

You'll have to try. I don't know whether it is possible to switch to another microphone while still taking the video from the webcam.

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