webcam speaker disabled

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Bill L., Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Bill L.

    Bill L. Guest

    In order to use another microphone, I disabled the webcam microphone. Now
    the icon for the webcam mike does not appear, in the recording devices. How
    do I reenable the webcam microphone?
     
    Bill L., Jun 7, 2008
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  2. You don't mention make and model comp; but there should be a web page for
    setup and control of webcam. I have a Dell and there is a Dell Webcam page
    with audio control. I imagine that there is something similar in other
    makes.
     
    Robert Hankins, Jun 8, 2008
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  3. Bill L.

    Mick Murphy Guest

    If you can not find it in Device Manager as being disabled, reinstall the
    software for the Webcam.
     
    Mick Murphy, Jun 8, 2008
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  4. Bill L.

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    The solution could be as simple as right clicking in the Sound > Recording Tab
    window and checking both "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected
    Devices".


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    Cal Bear '66, Jun 8, 2008
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  5. Bill L.

    Bill L. Guest

    This sounds good. Pardon the pun. Where do I find the "Sound>Recording Tab
    window"?
    Bill L.
     
    Bill L., Jun 8, 2008
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  6. Bill L.

    Bill L. Guest

    It's a Microsoft webcam and didn't come with any software. When I click on
    "Manage audio devices" in the control panel, then on the "recording" tab, the
    icon for the webcam does not appear.
    Bill L.
     
    Bill L., Jun 8, 2008
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  7. Bill L.

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Control Panel (Classic view) > Sound > Recording tab.


    OR, even easier: right click on the speaker icon in the Notification Area of
    the Taskbar and select "Recording Devices".


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    Cal Bear '66, Jun 8, 2008
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  8. Bill L.

    Bill L. Guest

    When I go to the control panel>Hardware and Sound>Mamage Audio
    Devices>Recording Tab...the icons for my other microphone (which is not
    currently plugged in) and Line In? appear, but not the icon for the webcam.
    If I right click on the speaker icon in the task bar>recording devices I get
    the same window, again without the webcam icon.
    Bill L.
     
    Bill L., Jun 8, 2008
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  9. Bill L.

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Cal Bear '66, Jun 8, 2008
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Cal Bear '66, Jun 8, 2008
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  11. Bill L.

    Bill L. Guest

    Yes, I right clicked on the recording tab and got no response. I'll try the
    link you gave, but I did a search for windows web cam, and downloaded the
    driver, and got the response that "this driver is already installed". Hmmm
    Bill L.
     
    Bill L., Jun 8, 2008
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  12. Bill L.

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Don't right click on the Recording TAB -- right click in an EMPTY AREA of the
    Recording WINDOW (the space where all the icons for recording devices are
    displayed).


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    Cal Bear '66, Jun 8, 2008
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  13. Bill L.

    Bill L. Guest

    That worked!, thanks for your help and patience. Seems odd though that when
    I attach headphones, it automatically shuts off the speakers, but when I
    attach a microphone, the webcam mike still is functional. Oh well, I guess I
    can work around it.
    Bill L.
     
    Bill L., Jun 8, 2008
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  14. Bill L.

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    You're welcome. Glad you finally got it worked out.

    As to the headphone situation -- look in control panel or in your All Programs
    list for an audio adapter (sound card) program that might have that option
    available.

    What IS your audio adapter (onboard - Realtek, Sigma Tel, etc.; or add-in
    card - Creative, etc.)?


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    Cal Bear '66, Jun 8, 2008
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  15. Bill L.

    Bill L. Guest

    I looked in programs and everything on the control that related to audio and
    couldn't find anything related to sound card. I'm using a realtek
    mike/headphone as my plug in speaker.
    Bill L.
     
    Bill L., Jun 8, 2008
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  16. Bill L.

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    If it is a Realtek HD audio adapter, you should have a Realtek HD Audio Manager
    applet in Control Panel and a red speaker icon in the Notification Area of the
    Taskbar. Check with your computer or motherboard manufacturer for updated
    Realtek HD drivers. Or you can download them from Realtek (note the warning):

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false


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    Cal Bear '66, Jun 8, 2008
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    Frenchy Guest

    Note that the last before this current 6.0.1.5605 Realtek driver had a
    fault that turned down the microphone to zero and even when opened it
    still slid down to zero when you went to use it (I think it was version
    6.0.1.5591). Anyway the .5605 is behaving correctly as far
    headphone/speaker operation

    Frenchy
     
    Frenchy, Jun 9, 2008
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