Microphone problem

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  1. Posts : 34
    WIN 10
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    Thank you. I have already seen that page and went thru it step by step.
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  2. Posts : 46
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 + WSL1 Ubuntu 20.04; Linux Mint 20

    Sandro said:

    Almost the same problem here. Old DELL notebook, originally with XP or Vista, now running Windows 10 v1909. The microphone does work, but it is so bloody noisy that it is nearly not usable at all. If you want to keep a Skype conversation short, this is your dream machine !

    I have already tried to install new drivers, but Windows 10's are newer. Microphone Boost? Only makes problems worse! Turn off fan in a totally silent room (lamps off, no electrical device plugged in): no effect.

    No idea what to do so far.

    Just for the record, I have tried something different. For my old DELL Inspiron 1545 running Windows 10 Pro v1909 64 bits (originally a Windows Vista machine - the sticker is still here, dumb!) I have installed the old driver from DELL website entitled 'IDT IDT 92HD71B, v., A05'. It is Vista 32/64-bit driver. Well believe it or not, it works. I can make recordings using (Windows) Voice Recording or use the almighty Skype painless (to the one hearing me!). The only problem I have found so far is related to Set Up Microphone for Speech Recognition (at Control Panel). Well, simply put, here the machine goes crazy and locks down. Let´s say It's a kind of magic or The Miracle (Queen!) that such an old driver still works.

    The trick made by this driver is to put to good use the Microphone Array (located near the camera) via Audio Filter Algorithms created by Andrea Eletronics. On Control Panel you have just to open the IDT Audio Control Panel and adjust accordingly - see picture below.

    Microphone problem-temp.png

    Please do not forget to set your software to use as input the (new) Microphone Array device.

    As usual, backup your machine, verify you backup and "May the Force Be with You"! Godspeed!
    Last edited by Sandro; 11 Aug 2020 at 20:10. Reason: clarification
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  3. Posts : 34
    WIN 10
    Thread Starter

    OK, so this is where I am. I bought a webcam for use with a USB port. The video and audio work fine. By audio, I mean I can hear what the person on the other end says, and (more importantly), they can hear me. When I run the Skype test I can hear my words.

    The mic in the webcam works. That's all I care about.
    Thank you all for your suggestions.
    I will call this thread closed.
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  4. Posts : 46
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 + WSL1 Ubuntu 20.04; Linux Mint 20

    Yeap @AccessShell,
    You are right! I will do the same. Old drivers should stay in the past they belong to. I will buy a webcam myself too. What I did do was in fact creating an unforeseen future problem.
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