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webcam audio doesn't work with Google Talk

asked 2011-12-10 19:40:26 -0600

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I'm running Linux 3.1.2-1.fc16.x86_64, Fedora 16 (64-bit) with Xfce. I have a Microsoft (Hisss!) LifeCam HD-5000. I'm trying to get Google Talk to work.

I've gotten as far as starting up video, and my friend and I can see each other, and I can hear her, but she can't hear me. I tried using another webcam because I wondered if the microphone was broken, but the other webcam has the same problem. After switching back to my own webcam, I've tried recording audio on Vocaroo.com, and that actually works okay.

The only problem, apparently, is picking up audio in Google Talk.

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are you using Pulse Audio ?

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-12-13 00:01:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2011-12-13 00:13:31 -0600

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drewkenjo wrote:

"If you use pulseaudio server(most likely) then install pavucontrol rpm package using yum. Then run pavucontrol, under "Recording" tab you should see your google talk input interface. May be it is muted or uses different input source?"

drewkenjo's right. I'd tried poking around in Xfce's default volume controls before and everything looked okay, but still it wasn't using the correct input device (the only device plugged in). So I installed pavucontrol and was able to fix it that way.

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