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My webcam works fine but the microphone crackles all the time

Because of the noise coming from the webcam it makes it difficult to hear the conversation

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Normal 0 Two things can cause static.
First, If you have your speakers turned up to high it will give you feedback causing distortion and static.
Second reason is, if you are using a laptop and have added an external microphone between the two it will cause distortion and static.
Not knowing the configuration of your computer makes it harder to analyze the problem.
So hope this is of some help. Bud

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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