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Microsoft Life Cam Cinema Mic Question

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
November 9, 2009 8:05:41 PM

I just bought the life cam cinema which has pretty good video for a webcam but the microphone is not that great. I bought the Rode Podcaster to use for podcasting and videos. Can I set up the Life cam to only use my Rode Podcaster microphone instead of the internal one on the life cam? thx.
November 10, 2009 2:57:51 PM

I think yes, but this option is configured in the O.S.
November 10, 2009 4:45:58 PM

saint19 said:
I think yes, but this option is configured in the O.S.

I have the Rode Podcaster mic setup as my defualt in my system but still cannot use it. I know on the older versions of the camera you could select in the software which mic to use but in this newest camera you cannot. From what I can tell you are not able to use an external mic. Do you know of any other softward work arounds?
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November 10, 2009 5:01:22 PM

What O.S. do you have?
November 10, 2009 5:59:13 PM

saint19 said:
What O.S. do you have?

Windows 7 32 bit
November 10, 2009 6:20:17 PM

Ok, can you wait me till the night and I see in my home how do this?
November 10, 2009 6:51:05 PM

Yes, I can wait:)  thx for your help and time!
November 10, 2009 7:06:38 PM

What time is in your country? I'm from Colombia and here are the 16:05pm. I can post the answer at 23:00pm. Isn't a problem right?
November 10, 2009 7:08:17 PM

no problem. I am in the USA and it is 13:06pm where I am:)  thx again
November 10, 2009 7:13:46 PM

November 12, 2009 12:02:10 AM

saint19 said:

did you have a chance to look into that for me? thx:) 
November 12, 2009 11:33:22 AM

ohhh... sorry men for don't post an answer, but i had to do a emergency travel in my job. But today return my home and check the configuration for this problem ok?
November 13, 2009 2:53:37 AM


start, control panel, hardware and sound, sound, recording tab. In this tab you can configure and select the default microphone, also, you can see all availables microphone.
February 17, 2010 7:40:42 PM

For Windows Vista or Windows 7
Click Start , type mmsys.cpl in the Start Search box, and then click mmsys.cpl in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
Click the Recording tab.
Select the microphone that you want in the list of recording devices, and then click Set Default.
In the list of recording devices, right-click Line In, click Disable, and then click OK.