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my microphone doesn't seem to work with duolingo

my mic doesn't seem to work with duolingo. I've adjusted settings but still no success. anyone have any suggestions. anyone else with similar problems?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/clive444

New iMac. Safari. Latest flash. Extension running. Permissions granted. Settings in duolingo correct. Microphone NOT WORKING! NOT WORKING! What am I not doing!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrestonPar2

It doesn't work with Chrome either. I just spoke "why doesn't my microphone work with duolingo" into Google voice search on Chrome and it brought me here, so it is not the microphone or the settings. It must be a bug on the site.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/junefowler

My mic USED to work fine but now it starts to check my answer before I have finished speaking and so my answer is always wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Star218

Me too, but it never worked fine; it just simply checked my answer before I've started.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PremFromIndia

Use Firefox. It's Working Perfect.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RaphaelSpi1

same here with chrome

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adjohu
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Here is the stack trace I'm seeing in the console.

Chrome 35 on a retina macbook pro.

"Error: Failed to execute 'start' on 'SpeechRecognition': recognition has already started. at Error (native) at duo.WebSpeechSpeakElementView.duo.SpeakElementView.extend.record (https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/proxy/js2/7f0e53038e979fbfceacc737d58521d9_mv_.min.js:656:425) at duo.WebSpeechReverseSpeakElementView.duo.ReverseSpeakElementView.extend.record (https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/proxy/js2/7f0e53038e979fbfceacc737d58521d9_mv_.min.js:670:541) at HTMLButtonElement.g (https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/proxy/js2/04f9f959440a6d8e5995ab83895e2e80_mv_.min.js:581:405) at HTMLButtonElement.<anonymous> (https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/proxy/js2/04f9f959440a6d8e5995ab83895e2e80_mv_.min.js:222:10) at HTMLDivElement.l.event.dispatch (https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/proxy/js2/04f9f959440a6d8e5995ab83895e2e80_mv_.min.js:95:24) at HTMLDivElement.g.handle.k (https://d7mj4aqfscim2.cloudfront.net/proxy/js2/04f9f959440a6d8e5995ab83895e2e80_mv_.min.js:86:446) at HTMLDivElement.b._wrapped (https://www.duolingo.com/register:49:2591)"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chinita_s

mine didn't work, then i fix it or thought I did cz now it doesn't work again!! .. works with other programmes perfectly, the problem is just duolingo... using a mac/chrome HELP PLEASE!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valeriavincent5

me too, there are no real solutions in these discussions , and they are a year old .. may have to abandon Duolingo.. no mic.. have a mac running maverick and usually use firefox, I have updated flash but can't find it or Flash manager settings in my hard drive library .. looked at Firefox discussions, Adobe flash/ mac discussions.. I am really lost.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Why abandon the whole program instead of just going Here and turning off your mic, the just saying everything out loud without the prompting? It's what I've done for over a year now. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valeriavincent5

are you able to hear? Btw I was able to set permissions on Chrome and not Firefox.. they they must have some security setting I don't understand...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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Desktop or laptop? What kind of microphone?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WilbPorter1

Laptop, win 8.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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But it does work outside of the website? Are you giving Duolingo permission to access your microphone?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kisnewl

How can I give permission?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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There might be a popup.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kisnewl

Thanks. It did appear, and now everything's cool.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kisnewl

Hello, ZiggKogg! Does test out always work for you? When I try test outs, the lisening tasks don't work for some reason. Only those parts where I have to write down what I hear.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Crowellnoob
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It doesn't work in my FF either, ubuntu 14.04

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OzarkPearl
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That is what I have and the mic works in Skype and other apps, but not in Duo lingo. I use FF.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saladfromearth

Same story(FF, Ubuntu 14.04)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OzarkPearl
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I have got it to work now, but I have to use Chromium. Apparently, FF has stopped supporting Ubuntu. However, everything else I still do in FF.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I would suggest moving this to the Troubleshooting forum. You can do that by following these steps:

  1. Edit post (Don't forget to add your operating system and browser. For example mine is Windows 7/Firefox)

  2. Click "Duolingo" in the editing window (it is a drop-down menu)

  3. Select "Troubleshooting" from the menu

  4. Save

Good luck!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WilbPorter1

thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bhohenstein

Is there any resolve for the mic problem using Chrome (on a MBP) ? Is it being worked? Thx.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SenoraScal

I cannot record with Duolingo. I think I messed something up.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthiasJM

I'm having the same problem, I've looked all over for an answer, but can't find one. I've tried everything I can think of. The problem first started when i reinstalled Chrome.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fatimakoba03

I'm using safari and I have updated ther version iOS recently. Somebody know this problem?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blogasnoff
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My built in microphone (mac) works on Firefox but not on Chrome!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NirvanM
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I was having this problem with Chrome on a MBP. While troubleshooting, I noticed a Chrome dropdown banner asking for permission to allow Duolingo to use my computer's microphone. After I granted permission, the microphone worked.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Engels1234567

I told my student to practise with Duolingo. He is doing so now but keeps on having problems with the spoken items. He repeats exactly wat is said and very often has to repeat it because it is considered wrong. Does the system work at all?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ToParis2014

This started happening to me a few days ago. I've adjusted the settings to always allow Duolingo and even reinstalled Flash but no luck It must be a site bug. Duo lingo can you help?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iamEllis
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My microphone just won't load when i click on it. I gave duolingo access but it still won't work

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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If you are unable to get it to work, I recommend just turning it off. It is only there to encourage people to speak out loud. But, I turned mine off long ago and just began saying everything. It got me more practice than waiting for the mic did.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjduncan2

SIMPLE, UPDATE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER ON YOUR COMPUTER AND PROBLEM SOLVED!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dominicoder

Every time I click the microphone: ih.js:223 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'toLowerCase' of undefined at ih.js:223 (anonymous) @ ih.js:223

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roadrunnerec

Is the microphone working for anyone? I see that this is an old discussion. I have given permissions on both FF and Chrome and i am still not able to do the speaking portion of the exercises. Have been doing on my own for over a year.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PremFromIndia

Firefox is Working Fine. If Doesn't Work, Just Reset Your Firefox

Go to Help->Troubleshooting information-> Reset Firefox.

It'll Work Very Well.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1062561013

Beautiful????

3 years ago