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microphones in webcams

by rhodeyes1 / December 24, 2010 7:28 AM PST

If i get a webcam with a mic built in will the mic still work even if the cam isn't being used.For instance,on yahoo messenger if i am not on a video call(only voice call) will the mic be operating so i can use voice call or must I keep my other mic plugged in?Or if I am using recording software to record myself playing piano will the webcam mic be functioning even thought i don't have the cam turned on.Will I have to plug in my normal mic.I hope you see what I am trying to ask.Thank you.

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In theory yes, you can unplug the other..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2010 7:38 AM PST
In reply to: microphones in webcams

But with many folk having difficulty setting up such things they may not be able to select that input.

Best idea? Try it.

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so keep them both plugged in
by rhodeyes1 / December 24, 2010 9:48 AM PST

So I guess its ok to keep them both plugged in.Right?

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(NT) Yes, that works too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 24, 2010 10:15 AM PST
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by rhodeyes1 / December 24, 2010 10:36 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, that works too.

thank you.

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