Mic works in windows, but not skype.

Both of my mics work in windows; I can select them both as the default device and they respond to noise.

In skype, if i select MIC1 and make a noise, skype detects the noise.
However, if I select MIC2 in skype, it doesn't detect any noise.

Only MIC1 works in skype, but not MIC2.

Anyone know a solution?

I've tried re-installing skype and drivers etc. multiple times- didn't work. :confused:

> Skype > Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Mic & scroll arrow & hit Show advanced options button. Should let you select one mic or the other.


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Thanks for the reply.

I can choose mics fine, but only one of them works in skype.

All my mics work 100% in windows; using the voice recorder etc.

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Hmm, ok... isn't 1 enough?

No, it's the mic on my monitor, I sit quite far away and people can't hear me.


Tried it, didn't work.

I also tried this with all other mics unplugged:
Uninstall Skype
Uninstall Realtek drivers
Install Realtek drivers
Install Skype

Didn't work either.


oh :-S

I think so. I downloaded the latest vers.

Anyone have other ideas?

I think I'm going to have to install Windows agan :-(

It will be my 7th OS installation this year :(

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