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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wildnis

Microphone problems in Linux?

Has anyone else gotten a microphone (internal) to work in Linux (Firefox/Chrome)? It keeps saying either "Oops, I couldn’t understand what you said" or "I can't hear you very well" and nothing at all happens when I click the "Play back your recording" button... But it works with a Flash microphone test at http://msuconfuciusinstitute.org/scheduler/mictest.php

February 26, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iox

In my Ubuntu 10.04, with Flash 11 installed, I had to go to this special Adobe page: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/es/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html , and there set duolingo as "Always allow". This is because the duoling recorder doesn't ask you for permission, and so it can't access the mic. Once you add duolingo as a trusted site that can access your mic, recording works perfectly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrediVallina

thank you, that worked for me as well in Ubuntu 12.10 with internal microphone on a VAIO laptop


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/destogl

Also helped hier: xubuntu 12.04, external mic, Asus laptop


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ralphthompson

Confirmed solution for Ubuntu 12.04 too, thank you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/id000

Thanks! It worked for me on Ubuntu 12.04 and firefox.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MauroQuil

Works for Firefox 24 on Linux Mint 14. Great help! this should be on the error message!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bilboinamerica

How do you add a trusted website? Duolingo doesn't appear amongst the visited sites for me...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/addie_rock

Thank you a lot! I had the same issue and then I made 3 things to fix it: 1) Duolingo Settings - Microphone ON: Click or hover on the upper right corner of Duolingo website and go to Settings and make sure the Microphone is set to ON. 2) Make sure the microphone is plugged into the computer and then do the Flash microphone test at http://msuconfuciusinstitute.org/scheduler/mictest.php to check if the microphone is working in your Firefox browser. 3) As user iox said, Go to go to this special Adobe page: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/es/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html , and there set duolingo as "Always allow". This is because the duoling recorder doesn't ask you for permission, and so it can't access the mic. Once you add duolingo as a trusted site that can access your mic, recording works perfectly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sigundo

The flash mic you provided works for me as well. Not being facetious, but on my computer when I get the Oops.. message I have to speak up a little more and enunciate my words more clearly for Duolingo to understand me. Sometimes I have to try it several times.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wildnis

I've tried talking louder and slower, but also the playback doesn't work at all, which suggested that something is wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pmontrasio

http://msuconfuciusinstitute.org/scheduler/mictest.php works for me but my mic doesn't work on duolingo. Too bad! I'm on Ubuntu 11.04


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