Windows 10: Microphone still unable to pick up sound from Dragon Speech Solved

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  1. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       26 Apr 2016 #21

    Arcadian said: View Post
    Try Google S3 translate...
    Its easy you should try to give it a try

    I used the one from Windows Store translator
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  2.    26 Apr 2016 #22

    Arcadian said: View Post
    As an interesting follow on from all this....

    I also used to speak Swedish years ago living there for 2/3 years, but unfortunately nowadays it's very rusty so I've been trying to catch up by watching a lot of Swedish TV on YouTube etc. However it's difficult finding anything with Swedish sub titles (i.e. for the deaf) - only English ones.

    So focusing on the Swedish deaf angle as well as my own needs above, I would have then thought that as the the mike should be able to hear spoken Swedish in a film, which in places is also too fast for me to understand, it would simultaneously appear in a half browser window next to the film's half window as text in Word. This would then apply obviously to any language so a potential big world market could be on the cards for the deaf and hard of hearing as well.

    Be interested to hear any thoughts as I'd like to test it anyway for myself, besides the ordinary English dictation....
    Instead of using a microphone to pick up the audio from the speaker, try a direct connection (headphone output to microphone input) to eliminate errors introduced by speakers and mic. Just a suggestion.
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  3.    26 Apr 2016 #23

    MrWhoopee said: View Post
    Instead of using a microphone to pick up the audio from the speaker, try a direct connection (headphone output to microphone input) to eliminate errors introduced by speakers and mic. Just a suggestion.
    Not a techie at all sorry but follow your general drift which is interesting. I've now got a mike input (USB Pro Sound) but how do you make the connection to the headphone output as there's two separate wires ?
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  4.    26 Apr 2016 #24

    Arcadian said: View Post
    Not a techie at all sorry but follow your general drift which is interesting. I've now got a mike input (USB Pro Sound) but how do you make the connection to the headphone output as there's two separate wires ?
    I was thinking of a patch cable with 3.5mm (1/8) mini stereo male plugs on both ends, plugged into the mic input and the headphone output jacks. Most desktops and laptops have these two jacks side by side.

    Here's an example of the cable:
    6ft 3.5mm Stereo Male to Male Audio Cable

    Not sure if it will work, but it's worth a try.
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  5. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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       27 Apr 2016 #25

    MrWhoopee said: View Post
    I was thinking of a patch cable with 3.5mm (1/8) mini stereo male plugs on both ends, plugged into the mic input and the headphone output jacks. Most desktops and laptops have these two jacks side by side.

    Here's an example of the cable:
    6ft 3.5mm Stereo Male to Male Audio Cable

    Not sure if it will work, but it's worth a try.
    New and up to date Laptops only have one jack point for earphones
    I tried my self what you recommended but it still did not work
    That is why I recommended a USB one for the OP and he is very happy with that if you read through all his posts
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  6.    27 Apr 2016 #26

    New and up to date Laptops only have one jack point for earphones
    I tried my self what you recommended but it still did not work
    That is why I recommended a USB one for the OP and he is very happy with that if you read through all his posts.

    No expert whatseover, but if the USB works though I've no idea why couldn't the concept Mr. Whoopee describes be applied somehow instead....?
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       27 Apr 2016 #27

    Arcadian said: View Post
    New and up to date Laptops only have one jack point for earphones
    I tried my self what you recommended but it still did not work
    That is why I recommended a USB one for the OP and he is very happy with that if you read through all his posts.

    No expert whatseover, but if the USB works though I've no idea why couldn't the concept Mr. Whoopee describes be applied somehow instead....?
    Because I believe that the jack point on the side of laptop is out going only like on the TV when you put earphones in that.
    Also with USB it is set up different and has different drivers and the sound card works different, it also gives a crisper, clearer sound.
    I at one time brought a 2 pin to 1 pin jack plug put earphone in and mike and nearly blew laptop up, took out mike and put 2 earphones in and no trouble at all.
    The very very old laptop used to have an in and out but when they came with built in webcam the mike in is 3 little holes either side of that.
    To use them and make yourself understood you have to be right on top of them.
    That is why I recommended a USB mike as it is a lot clearer.
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  8.    27 Apr 2016 #28

    Thanks got it all a bit more clearly I think. So next step is to try to record from the laptop's speakers a few minutes of a Swedish film using just the mike with the USB , however never having done it before no idea how to turn the volume on....!
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       27 Apr 2016 #29

    Arcadian said: View Post
    Thanks got it all a bit more clearly I think. So next step is to try to record from the laptop's speakers a few minutes of a Swedish film using just the mike with the USB , however never having done it before no idea how to turn the volume on....!
    Are you getting any sound out of laptop speakers at mo if not make sure that there is nothing in the jack app on side of laptop, as I use headphones and mike built in via USB
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  10.    27 Apr 2016 #30

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Are you getting any sound out of laptop speakers at mo if not make sure that there is nothing in the jack app on side of laptop, as I use headphones and mike built in via USB
    Fiddled around also turning everything up to max volume and finally managed to get clear but very faint sounds of the Swedish film from the laptop. Nothing in the jack....??
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