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Hello. I did a video on configuring Ubentu for the very first time. It begins with questions with people asking how to configure the sound. Well in a moment I’m going to show you just a few little tips ready on how to adjust some various settings, and usually you don’t have to bother too much with Ubentu because it has everything nicely in my opinion. Just in case, things I’m very quite right, then I’ll show you some extra tips especially with using your USB microphone.
What you need to do first of all is go to top screen here and see the speaker icon. Click on that here is a sliding scale which you can reduce or increase your volume. On this little tab here, volume control, just click on that because of some extra settings. If you notice here, you’ve got device listings here. Move the arrow key down and we’ve some extra options here, the capture ones just refer to microphone function. The default from mine, I’ve got a data key to sound card and its default set at that. If you are having problems, then actually you are going to have to experiment here, let’s say if you consider what I told you can out put and concentrate on the playback. All the extra mods are on there, the quick problem is in my case, a USB webcam so these various tabs here in which you can enable or disable. Toggle function here, same in microphone there.
If you notice, there is another tab here, preferences and again we can take extra functions here. It’s up to you. Close that tab.
What I do next, if you want to change something, go to system go to preferences, and move down to sound. You also have sound preferences here, which is sound playback. You can set it all to detect that’s what it is as default or you can choose various options there. Usually, it doesn’t alter anything really, but just incase you do, there is your options.
For microphone, say I got a webcam then using that microphone from that webcam. How to configure it, in my case, Logitec Quickcam for sound capture, you need to change it to this one. The X-Fi extreme audio is with dedicated sound to sound card, but for the webcam and the microphone really. Let’s say you chose that one there for that one. If you’ve got 2 different USB device, you have to play it under your settings really to find out what is more clickable for your system.
Default mixer tracks for QuickCam pro, that’s the one you chose. If you’re using a different one you might have to change that. And how you are going to tell if it’s going to work or not. You just close that down and you go to applications, go to sound video and you need to choose sound recorder. It’s going to work because I’m doing a screen cast now. When you open the program up, just record so its only for your microphone and if doesn’t work you have to go back and change the settings again until it does work.
One very useful tool or program to use is pulseaudio especially the voice control from there, you can choose various devices, to get all of it you go to applications and add/remove. Just type in pulseaudio and what you need to click is this one here, pulseaudio device chooser. Click that, and pulseaudio volume control for there. Once done that, click apply, and it will install you might have to give your password of course. Once that is completed, go to applications, set and video and move down to pulse audio volume control. The two tabs you need to worry about here are, output devices and input devices. The output device is the sounds that coming form your speaker, you might have – I’ve only got one, but you might have two because you might have an onboard soundcard or might have a dedicated soundcard, so you could shoes which one you would like to use.
To chose, you can enable it to save it in this way, just click on this, mute all audio. That’s the way it’ll work now, enable it, and set default devices by on clicking on that, for the input devices plus your microphone. Now I’ve got two the webcam microphone and the dedicated soundcard microphone which I have disabled. That’s it really. It’ll help you out a little a bit anyway