How to Use a Microphone with Windows Media Player

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How to Use a Microphone with Windows Media Player
It is possible to use a microphone with Windows Media Player. (Microphone image by from

Windows Media Player is the default audio/video program installed on all Windows-based computer systems. It plays not only the audio and video from a CD or DVD video, but also the sound captured by a connected microphone. When a microphone is hooked up to the computer you don't need to adjust any of the settings, as the audio waves automatically play through the computer speakers.

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Things you need

  • Microphone with optional 3.5mm adaptor
  • Computer
  • Speakers
  • Windows Media Player software

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  1. 1

    Plug the 3.5mm cable running out of the microphone into the "Line-In" port on the computer system. If your microphone has something other than a 3.5mm plug, you will need an adaptor to make it 3.5mm.

  2. 2

    Power on the microphone and power on the computer, if it isn't already.

  3. 3

    Open Windows Media Player. This is available on the "Start" menu of the computer.

  4. 4

    Begin talking into the microphone (or hold the mic up to any other audio source you want to obtain the audio from) and it plays through the Media Player software.

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