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Tech: Help with recording (mike won't turn off)

scouse 01 Jun 10 - 07:46 AM
Bernard 01 Jun 10 - 07:57 AM
scouse 01 Jun 10 - 11:53 AM
Tangledwood 01 Jun 10 - 07:17 PM
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Subject: Tech: Help with recording
From: scouse
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 07:46 AM

On my system I using a web cam Logitech E3500 via USB, also I have sound Forge which I use to record LP's as wave files via my sound blaster audio card. However when I record, the microphone in the webcam starts picking up the speakers, although it's supposed to not be in use. It's as if the mike is live all the time even when the webcam is not in use. If I mute the webcam it somehow mutes everything that's coming into the computer via my line in thus stopping any recording what so ever. Short of pulling the USB connection out every time I want to record anything can anyone think of a solution to this quandary.

As Aye,

Phil.

Using XP SP3.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Help with recording
From: Bernard
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 07:57 AM

Odd one, that.

You may find the answer in the 'Adjust Audio Properties' (either via Control Panel, or right click on the loudspeaker icon in the Tool Tray).

My guess is that the webcam is a USB soundcard, and has taken over from the PC soundcard for recording inputs.

If you change the setting on the 'Audio' tab so that the recording device is the PC sound card, the problem may be solved.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Help with recording
From: scouse
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 11:53 AM

Thanks Bernard I'll try anything once as they say 'cos this has got me well and truly flummoxed.

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Help with recording
From: Tangledwood
Date: 01 Jun 10 - 07:17 PM

This is along the lines of Bernard's suggestion I think. I'm also using XP but I don't know if the full menu options are dependant upon the type of sound card.

-from Control Panel go to Sounds, speech and audio devices, then Sounds and audio devices
- select volume tab/ advanced
- if yours is like mine you'll get a box with five individual volume & balance controls for items such as wave, synth, phone
- at the top click options/properties
- on the resulting panel there are radio buttons for selecting recording or playback. Select recording and you get a box like the earlier one with individual volume controls for different recording sources. You may be able to turn one of those to minimum to mute your camera.

On the other hand it is probably quicker to unplug the USB. :)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Help with recording
From: scouse
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 04:11 AM

Where the hell would one be without the Boys an Gals from Mudcat... You've fixed it.. But don't ask me how. Tanglewood I muted all the microphones an it's working without secondary sounds. I can record again. Ta,Ta Muchly for you help guys.

As Aye,

Phil. In a warm at last "Cloggieland." (Netherlands)


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