Webcams without audio

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agran
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Webcams without audio

Hi folks,

I hope I'm in the right place.  I'm a very basic computer user.  A little surfing, but mainly word processing.

 Recently I bought a 2 webcams, but they didn't have a built in microphone as I expected.  Can you tell me, if I buy  microphones do I have to have headphones also, or will I be able to hear my Grand Daughter through my speakers?

She's only 18months old, and I don't want to have to put headphones on her. 

We live quite a distance apart and it would be nice to be able to see and talk to her more often.

Your help would be greatly appreciated by this Gran.

Many thanks.

agran 

Matt Whitlock
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Hi agran,

Hi agran,

If the webcams you purchased does not have a built in mic, you can use a separate microphone plugged into the mic input on the back of your computer. Any old mic will do.

On your question about speakers, headphones are not required, but it is recommended so folks on the other ends don't hear an echo of themselves.  If you choose to use speakers, keep the microphone as far away from the speakers as possible, and keep the speaker's volume at a lower level. If your chat software has an anti-echo feature, I encourage you to activate it.

Best of luck to you, and enjoy your web chats!

agran
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Thank you Matt.  Looks like I

Thank you Matt.  Looks like I chose the correct site for getting a fast response.

Your answer should help a lot.

Thanks again.

agran 

Dhiraj C.
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Hi buddy,

Hi buddy,

I am having problem with my webcam microphone in my laptop.... whenever i start the video recording on my webcam, its audio input device does not work. Can you please suggest me about the same??

 

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