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      Apr 4th, 08, 4:35 PM
I'd like to record some narratives over a video on my laptop. Unfortunately I am unable to find a way to disable the integrated microphone. Even when I stick a microphone into the MIC jack in the Acer, it still records using the integrated mike which results in low volume and lots of white noise. I have not found any feature in the Realtek HD Audio Manager to disable it. Any ideas?
 

 
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      Apr 4th, 08, 4:43 PM
Normally plugging an external mic in automatically cuts off the internal mic and switches to the line in.

I would have thought this was done in hardware, but perhaps it isn't - it might be worth seeing if there are any new sound drivers just in case (I think this is a long shot though).
 
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      Apr 4th, 08, 4:51 PM
What program are you using to record the audio? Typically in the program you set the audio input to whatever input you want to use-the mic is always on, you just tell the program not to use it.
 
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      Apr 4th, 08, 5:28 PM
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Normally plugging an external mic in automatically cuts off the internal mic and switches to the line in.

I would have thought this was done in hardware, but perhaps it isn't - it might be worth seeing if there are any new sound drivers just in case (I think this is a long shot though).
One would think so, but it isn't doing it in this case.

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What program are you using to record the audio? Typically in the program you set the audio input to whatever input you want to use-the mic is always on, you just tell the program not to use it.
I've tried both Pinnacle Studio 10 and Windows Movie Maker 2. The problem, as far as I could tell, is that there isn't anything to differentiate the two mic connections. You select microphone, and it uses input from both.
 

 
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      Apr 4th, 08, 6:47 PM
Duct tape??? You could see if you can try to physically mute the onboard mic and try talking into the other one...
 

 
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      Apr 4th, 08, 10:54 PM
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Duct tape??? You could see if you can try to physically mute the onboard mic and try talking into the other one...
Duct tape?

DUCT TAPE??

I'm not putting duct tape on my fancy Acer laptop!!!11







Yeah okay I'll try that...
 

 
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      Apr 4th, 08, 11:02 PM
It was a joke son!
 

 
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      Apr 4th, 08, 11:12 PM
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It was a joke son!
LOL

Heck I'll try anything at this point...
 

 
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