hooking up a microphone [[REALLY DUMB QUESTION]]
I should probably don a flak vest about now... I searched for microphone on the boards and I only found threads that were obviously past this point. Here goes...
I have a shuttle FV25 and I just recently got Dragon Naturally Speaking. I got a regular microphone today--it's just a mini-jack connector--it doesn't go through the USB port. The first thing I tried to do with it was use sound recorder on Windows 98SE. I plugged in the microphone mini jack into the computer--it's right on the board--I don't want to get into whether this is an SBC, but the microphone input is there on the board. I can run the sound recorder, press record, say something, and then press stop, but it just doesn't record anything. I realize I must be doing something wrong, and I'm 99.9 percent sure that it's something stupid, and I'm hoping someone here will tell me what that is in what I expect to be relatively colorful language about my self-confirmed incompetence.
Do I need a sound card?
I also tried it with my laptop--same thing--put the microphone in the microphone jack and fired up the sound recorder... No sounds were recorded that I could see/hear.
Am I using the sound recorder wrong?
I press the red circle for record, (it starts counting seconds recorded) then I say something, then I press the black square for stop, and then the black triangle to play what I just thought I recorded. Nothing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.