My microphone on my new logitec webcam will not work properly. When I am testing it, my voice is heard for a couple of seconds then loud static. Can you please help me figure it out? Why is this happening?
I wasted so much time and became so frustrated that I had to invest another 30 dollars in a logitec headset with microphone. I am still disappointed with the webcam mic and am frustrated that I had to pay more money, but at least it works.
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SKYPE VIDEO PROBLEM To test if the Logitech QuickCam is functioning, check the USB cable; make sure it is connected properly. Then click on Start - All Program - Logitech - Logitech QuickCam and see if you can get the camera to capture your image/video. If this works then the fault is with the Skype configuration. Sometimes the WEBcam settings drop off and the WEBcam need to be selected again. Open Skype - Tools - Options - Video Settings and select the Logitech QuickCam Also check the Audio Settings for the Microphone THEN click on Save. Avoid connecting the WEBcam to an USB hub. SKYPE MICROPHONE PROBLEM If the person cannot hear you then, either your microphone driver not installed or not working OR the microphone is not configured in Skype. To test your microphone then click on Start - All Programs - Accessories - Entertainment - Sound recorder. Then record your voice and then play it back. If this is OK then the microphone need to be configured in Skype. To configure the microphone - Open Skype - Tools - Options - Audio Settings for the Microphone THEN click on Save.
Try setting the webcam mic as default Plug in the webcam TEST SPEAKERS Right click on speaker icon in System Tray or from Control Panel Select "Playback Devices" The speaker icon ( checked as working) and volume level graph should be visible Right click on the volume graph and click "Test" Left hand speakers followed by right hand should be heard
SET DEFAULT & TEST MIC Click "Recording" tab. Right click on the volume graph and select 'Show disabled devices' and 'Show disconnected devices' To set required (webcam) mic as default - click on mic font to highlight and click "Properties" In lower dropbox display "Use this device enable" click 'OK' Click "Levels" tab and ramp up sliders ( adjust to suit later) Return to "Recording". Test mic by speaking and make sure volume graph displays
Logitec cams have some issues with some Windows operating systems particularly Vista, However if you have Vista you will have to download Vistas driver for that exact cam model. If your operating system isnt Vista then setup the cam in "control panel, printers and other hardware, scanners and cameras". Also I trust when you installed the driver you did NOT plug camera in till it told you to do so.!! ALL USB powered devices must NOT be plugged in while loading drivers.
Make sure that you have the Microphone pointed to your webcam within SKYPE. I know that with Ventrillo you need to set it up to see the device within the program. I would look for options within Skype.
Can you confirm if your sound devices (microphone, speakers, headset, whatever) are installed and working properly? I don't just mean because Windows says so. I mean have you tested your devices and they are functional? I only know my headset, webcam and speakers work because I physically tested them when I got my new PC.
Try the following:
Go to the Control Panel (in classic mode). Open Sound devices. Change tab to Voice / Microphone. Press Test Software. Wait a couple of seconds. A small guide begins now. The problem is that the Microphone volume is set to high. Try to adjust these settings and see where it gets you. Usually does it for me.
Also, try to not have the mic near the speakers.
(I translated the steps from my swedish version of XP, look for similiarities.)