[SOLVED] Is there a way to disable a laptop microphone in SolydK?

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[SOLVED] Is there a way to disable a laptop microphone in SolydK?

Postby BostonPeng » 17 Sep 2016 19:43

I've got some audio thing I'd like to record offline to archive, and I can run the audio through Audacity and record it with that, but my laptop's microphone is getting including in the audio mix. I've looked around everywhere I can think of but can't find a way to disable the microphone. From what I can see it's coupled with my webcam, and I use that so little I don't mind disabling that as well. I taped over the mic and camera on my laptop itself for privacy issues (maybe a little tinfoil hat but I do surveys that have the option of using the webcam and I want to make sure nobody can get good inputs from it) so losing the webcam is no big deal.

Here's what KInfoCenter tells me about my webcam and system:
*System: ASUS X555L
*Product: USB Camera
*Vendor: 04081-0005360015241015069
Supported Drivers: uvcvideo
Supported Protocols: video4linux

Under xHCI Host Controller
USB Receiver:
*Manufacturer: Logitech

USB Camera:
Vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

There's more info but I'm not sure if it's relevant, If someone needs more info just let me know what you need.
J.M. Hardin

System:
ASUS X555LA notebook

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Re: Is there a way to disable a laptop microphone in SolydK?

Postby kurotsugi » 17 Sep 2016 20:47

you can turn down the volume so that it won't interferee with the recording. some vendor gives option to disable mics and cameras from bios but IMO that's overkill.

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Re: Is there a way to disable a laptop microphone in SolydK?

Postby BostonPeng » 17 Sep 2016 22:41

I finally did some hunting through the Volume Control app and managed to find where to mute the mic input. I'll mark the thread solved. Thanks for the assist, kurotsugi. You prodded me in the right direction.
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