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    REAL problem VLC does not recognize usb microphone

    Well, this is just a stumper for me and I literally do not know what to do.

    The college has moved our seated classes to online only for the rest of the semester and we have a week to get thing set up.

    Well...no biggie, I'm just going to post my presentations with an audio file and do video conferencing.

    EXCEPT...

    I have a Logitech web cam which works great with both my Neon work machine and my Kubuntu big t.v. Kparadigm shift setup.

    But... I really need to get cracking on making audio files to go with the presentations.

    So... I purchased a usb microphone called "Blackweb" which is USB... ok...

    The SYSTEMS - - - - both the Kubuntu system and the WORK Neon system both SEE the usb microphone.

    the KUBUNTU system sees the webcam and the microphone and I can record stuff etc

    The NEON WORK SYSTEM SEES THE LOGITECH webcam and the microphone.

    THE PROBLEM...

    THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF VLC ON THE NEON WORK SYSTEM...

    the OLDER version sees the webcam THE NEW version does not.

    NEITHER VERSON SEES THE MICROPHONE

    So...

    What I NEED is to be able to record audio that I can save as an audio file to upload into a folder along with the presentation for the students to be able to view the presentation and play the video commentary.

    USING VLC... on the WORK NEON computer.

    So...sigh...

    I do not want to set up a whole new kubuntu system for work... although I could...

    a) does anyone have an idea about how to get VLC to work with the usb microphone?

    b) maybe I could use the logitech webcam ONLY using the microphone, but cannot seem to figure out how to CAPTURE only the audio input using VLC.

    so...anybody with ideas about how to do EITHER?

    Thanks ahead of time!

    woodsmoke
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    If you just want to record audio, use Audacity. Then you can edit it nicely after in there also.

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    Hi Bings.
    thanks for the reply.
    Yeah, after some fiddling with Audacity, finding the microphone is a hassle but I finally found i, and it does, indeed, do the job. and also OBS studio "just finds the microphone, etc.

    However, there are other things in the Learning Management System that can record directly and the "assumption" of the system is using VLC. I don't know why.

    And the video conferencing app which MUST be used is Zoom, only I can't set it up because school has not started yet and i have to do yada yada to get a "meeting" setup so, which I can't do ...so the first attempt may be a big frustration for the students and me.

    But, hey, thanks for the suggestion!

    woody
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