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Line in vs Microphone in Windows

  1. Nov 13, 2005 #1

    ahrkron

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    "Line in" vs "Microphone" in Windows

    Hi all,

    I have a PC with windows XP in which I regularly use Skype (which allows you to make phone calls). The computer has both a MIC and LINE IN entries, but only the MIC is "heard" by windows. Is there a way to configure it so that it listens to LINE IN instead? does that make sense? (maybe I want it to function in a way it is not supposed to?)
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2005 #2

    dduardo

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    Are you planning on hooking up a mic to line in? I mean, sure you could use it, just unmute it.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2005 #3

    Pengwuino

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    Windows can "hear" line in as well. The thing is that windows can only "listen" to one port at a time. If you go to your volume properies thing in the taskbar and switch over to the Recording dials, you will notice everything has a "Select" button under neath. Whichever one is checked is the one that windows is currently "listening to".
     
  5. Nov 14, 2005 #4

    ahrkron

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    Thanks guys, but I tried that and it does not work. For some reason, when I make the call, the Line In is unselected automatically, and the mic is re-selected. Can I stop that from happening?
     
  6. Nov 14, 2005 #5

    Integral

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    Ahh,,,, Another case of Uncle Bill knows best!
     
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