Microphone, DroidCam not working in OBS

Like the title says, neither my microphone nor DroidCam work in OBS. Don’t know why. Used to work. Using the Flatpak version 30.1.2. DroidCam doesn’t give properties like it used to, though. Obviously something wrong. I set up a minimally sized (30GB) root partition, and snapshots don’t go back far enough to when it was working, so that fix is out. Tried to reinstall OS entirely but got a Python script error and it just straight out failed. But I think that might be an extreme course of action since everything else seems to be working fine, and I don’t want to resort to that if I don’t have to.

Edit/update: I seemed to remember needing one made specifically for the Flatpak version, so I found, downloaded and got the proper DroidCam plugin installed; apparently I had the wrong one. DroidCam issue, fixed.

The mic/aux input IS “working”, meaning it shows levels and has output, it’s just not using the correct source. Seems to be the loopback, delayed maybe 50ms (IDK) or something, of the HDMI Audio (GPU output) source, instead of the actual Mic input, so totally wrong audio subsystem. I guess that might be easy to fix? I just don’t know HOW to fix it. Help?

here’s my garuda-inxi:

System:
  Kernel: 6.9.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 14.1.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: hpet,acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=b1270554-eee9-4e1e-86df-0fc6d4334e01 rw rootflags=subvol=@
    quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.5 tk: Qt v: N/A info: frameworks v: 6.3.0
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 3020 v: 01
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 15 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0WMJ54 v: A01 serial: <superuser required>
    part-nu: OptiPlex 3020 uuid: <superuser required> BIOS: Dell v: A07
    date: 01/14/2015
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-4590 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell gen: core 4
    level: v3 note: check built: 2013-15 process: Intel 22nm family: 6
    model-id: 0x3C (60) stepping: 3 microcode: 0x28
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB
    desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3618 high: 3691 min/max: 800/3700 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3691 2: 3657 3: 3448
    4: 3677 bogomips: 26337
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050] driver: nvidia v: 550.90.07
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+ status: current (as of
    2024-04; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Pascal code: GP10x process: TSMC 16nm
    built: 2016-2021 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: none
    off: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1c81
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.13 with: Xwayland v: 24.1.0
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 90 s-size: 542x301mm (21.34x11.85")
    s-diag: 620mm (24.41")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled model: Acer XF251Q
    serial: <filter> built: 2019 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 90 gamma: 1.2
    size: 544x303mm (21.42x11.93") diag: 623mm (24.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
    max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
    drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
    inactive: wayland,device-1
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 550.90.07
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/PCIe/SSE2
    memory: 3.91 GiB
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 layers: 11 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
    name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 driver: nvidia v: 550.90.07
    device-ID: 10de:1c81 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:8c20
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1
    chip-ID: 10de:0fb9 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.9.5-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: sndiod v: N/A status: off tools: aucat,midicat,sndioctl
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.7 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: c000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Edimax EW-7822ULC 802.11ac Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8812AU]
    driver: rtw_8822bu type: USB rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0
    bus-ID: 3-9:6 chip-ID: 7392:b822 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
  IF: wlp0s20u9 state: up mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 4.8 TiB used: 4.54 TiB (94.5%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: TeamGroup model: T-FORCE 240GB
    size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 4A0 scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: KLEVV model: NEO N610 SSD 1TB
    size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 7D scheme: MBR
  ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Seagate model: ST4000DM005-2DP166
    size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B type: USB
    rev: 3.1 spd: 5 Gb/s lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-1x1 tech: HDD rpm: 5980
    serial: <filter> scheme: GPT
  ID-4: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Verbatim model: STORE N GO
    size: 14.45 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
    rev: 2.1 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 8.01 scheme: MBR
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure?
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 30 GiB size: 30 GiB (100.00%) used: 24.32 GiB (81.1%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 193.07 GiB size: 189.85 GiB (98.34%)
    used: 146.43 GiB (77.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 30 GiB size: 30 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 24.32 GiB (81.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 30 GiB size: 30 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 24.32 GiB (81.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.57 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 4 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 49 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 21%
Info:
  Memory: total: 16 GiB available: 15.57 GiB used: 6.56 GiB (42.1%)
  Processes: 360 Power: uptime: 25m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 6.18 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
    power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
    tool: systemctl
  Packages: 2113 pm: pacman pkgs: 2098 libs: 590 tools: octopi,paru
    pm: flatpak pkgs: 15 Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 14.1.1 Shell: garuda-inxi
    default: fish v: 3.7.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.34
Garuda (2.6.26-1):
  System install date:     2024-06-09
  Last full system update: 2024-06-22 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Failed units:            

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