Why does my microphone work with my dslr camera and not with my laptop? Even though it is a desktop microphone?

My desktop microphone is by A4TECH and when I use it on m camera it works, but when I use it with my laptop (Windows voice recorder), It doesn't. I'm aware of the On and Off button.

I used another microphone on my laptop and it worked, but this doesn't.

Why does this happen?

3 Answers

  • Lv 7
    10 months ago
    Favourite answer

    are you sure you are plugging it in to the right port? some laptops only have a headphone port, as the webcam already has a mic.

    some laptops have one port for both headphone & mic, called a headset port. you need a headset, not a mic, for such a port.

    also, have you checked your recording options on the laptop? you have to go in there and select what device to use for recording AFTER plugging it in.

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Reinstall drivers?

  • 10 months ago

    is it stereo or mono input on the laptop or camera

    they aren't always interchangeable

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