Windows 8 and skype and microphone don't work?

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Windows 8 and skype and microphone don't work?

My microphone doesn't work anymore. Computer says that microphone is working and OK but it isn't working. Video, and loudspeaker are ok.

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kj_kolehmainen
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Re: Windows 8 and skype and microphone don't work?

Same problem here. Mic works with Windows 8 Sound Recorder and Skype appears to recognize the device (Logitech Quickcam 3000), but the volume bar doesn't move and the Skype sound test failed to record any voice. Looks like a Skype problem? 

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mocha_man
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Yep, same here. Just updated to Windows 8 from Vista. Worked OK with Skype on Vista!
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garybreed1
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so how did u fix it??
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lisagstar
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Loaded an earlier version of Skype (6.0.60.126) and selected High def audio device (7). Works well but now I can't yet get rid of the newer version of Skype! (I'll sort that out eventually)

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garybreed1
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In my case I found it is a Windows 8 problem and not Skype.

 

Windows 8 recognize the Mic (Realtek High Definition Audio) and show is as a "Recording Device" on the "Sound" control panel.

 

It even shows the bar moving when you talk to the mic, but it does not records anything in "Skype" or "Sound Recoder".

 

I don't have the solution yet.

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martiniturbide
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Go to settings, permissions and then there is a slider that lets you allow skype to use your mic and webcam.

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linduri
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Thanks! That worked!

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dRumMzZ
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Mine already allows it and it still doesn't work- what should I do now?

 

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Monty26
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forgive me for asking such a foolish question:

it the SETTINGS that you speak of  in skype or in my browser or in win 8?
I have looked all over in skype, did not see it.

please help

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Ríco
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