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    I cant use my mic

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    I bought a small 10 dollar mic from amazon to use when i record videos on my phone but it doesnt seem to work. The part you plug into the phone has 1 line if that is any help.

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    Sounds like you got a mic with a standard mono plug. Id say any phone made this decade idnit has a 1/8 jack is designed for a combo headset type plug. That mic wont work.

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    The plug is 3.5mm

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    What isn't working. Is it plugging in? Is it plugged in but no sound? What mic, which phone, and what exactly is the issue
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    I plugged the mic into my android but when i make a video there is no sound from the mic

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomGuy View Post
    I plugged the mic into my android but when i make a video there is no sound from the mic
    Do you anything else you can plug the mic into to test it
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    Add an audio input to Android | TechRadar

    You need to spend a couple more $$ it seems?

    Dave.

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    To try and clarify, since it seems nobody got what I posted... The JACK is almost certainly expecting a TRRS plug, i.e., for 2 stereo output (earbuds) + 1 input (mic), as is common on the headsets that come with your basic smartphone these days. At least I've got a pile of them from 3 or 4 generations of iPhones.

    You could get a splitter and just plug the mic into the mic jack.

    US 3.5mm Headset Adapter Y Splitter Jack Cable Adapter TRRS to 2 TRS Laptops PC 6916754892805 | eBay

    P.S. (Edit) But, as @rob aylestone replied in the duplicate post, it's likely the built-in mic is at least as good as a $10 external one. The only reason to use an external would be to allow positioning it much closer to the source, IMO.
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