07-08-2020 05:46 AM
When I record with any microphone through the audio 3.55mm jack (I have tried several ), I get 5-6 seconds of recording then 1 second of recording every 5-6 seconds.
I have tried recording in various software - Camtasia, Snagit, Audacity, Windows Voice recorder and all with the same result. I have had the audio jack replaced by HP Support but still not working past 5-6 seconds.
If I use an external sound card, no problem but that is not the point - I should be able to record directly to the software and not through a sound card, shouldn't I?
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07-10-2020 10:00 AM - edited 07-10-2020 10:03 AM
Welcome to HP Community
I have gone through your Post and would like to help
I suggest you download and run the HP Support Assistant from this Link: https://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/hpsupport.html?jumpid=va_r602_us/en/any/psg/p...
HPSA will automatically search for all the latest drivers for your Notebook
Click My devices in the top menu, and then click Updates in the My PC or My notebook pane.
Click Check for updates and messages to scan for new updates.
Review the list of updates. Updates with a yellow information icon are recommended. Updates with a blue information icon are optional.
Click the update name for a description, version number, and file size.
Select the box next to any updates you want to install, and then click Download and install.
Also ensure Windows is up to date.
Select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update , and select Check for updates. If Windows Update says your device is up to date, you have all the updates that are currently available
If the issue persists please run a Test on the Microphone
- Hold the power button for at least five seconds to turn off the Notebook.
- Turn on the computer and immediately press Esc repeatedly, about once every second.
- When the menu appears, press the F2 key.
- On the main menu, click Component Tests and Audio > Microphone
Keep me posted how it goes
Thank you and have a wonderful day 😊
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07-10-2020 11:58 PM
Hi Krazy Toad,
Than you for helping me with my problem
I have learned a lot over the past few days with this problem of not being able to record narrations for my Camtasia Videos. if it helps anyone else I will catalogue my mistakes to save having the same problems.
1. On my Notebook I have the internal mic, a webcam with a mic (Gucee HD 98). Also and I have 2 external mics - Boya BY-M1 (lapel), Boya BY MM1 (Shotgun) and Headphones with mic.
2. My first voice recording was on a Sony HandyCam HDR-CX625 and used the Boya BY-MM1 with perfect results
3. Then I tried the lapel mic in the audio jack 3.5mm - Nothing.
4. Tried all the other mics and the best result was the lapel mic with the sound card I bought - more by luck than judgement, as I found out!
5. Tested them on Windows Voice recorder at the same time to see if there was a first on- gets the use..... no difference
6. Then I was into the bowels of Windows and mics and this is when I learned that
a. Windows set up - plug in a different mic and it should change within Windows Sound, Recording
b. Camtasia does not automatically detect the change in mics - but once all are aligned and the external sound card is used - it almost works for me - Almost
If I use any mic and plug directly into the audio jack I can record for a few second and then silence - it records again and then silence.
In a 20 second clip I can get 6-10 silences - my question is why is this happening and can the problem be diagnosed. I am waiting for a call from the local HP Technician to come and see the replacement he did of the audio jack but he is talking about a System re-install.............................. on a business PC - No Thank You.
Pak Mat 52
PS I followed your instructions about updating (even updated the HP Support Assistant) - all were up to date and testing the microphone was not an option in the testing - only tested the speaker
07-20-2020 07:42 PM
Hi Krazy Toad,
After spending many hours on the internet and speaking to the HP technician, I have come to the conclusion that the way forward is the external sound card.
It is better to have a dedicated piece of equipment to do a job (cost $6 approx) that to accept the quality of a system that relies on part of a Motherboard.
How did I come to that conclusion?
Looking at the higher priced and more dedicated microphones on the market, they are all USB connections and not 3.5 m audio jack. Same as the sound card and once I realised this, I checked the quality of my recordings of the USB v audio jack.
I was correct, USB is a clear winner.
Thanks Crazy Toad for your input. Having an extra piece of equipment to carry around when recording interviews is not ideal but a clear recording is the deciding factor