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Microphone not working any longer

My speaking exercise are not working any more, in both Safari and Chrome, both OSX.

  • It worked fine earlier this week and I gave DL the permissions access the hardware.

  • I'm stuck on the Flash version in both browsers (I don't have the fancy new https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1880538), probably because I am in the placebo test group :/

  • Flash is at the latest version "You have version 12,0,0,70 installed"

  • If I do a timed-exercise, the clock freezes during the speaking exercises. I have to click on "I don''t want to use a microphone to continue".

  • I tested the microphone on other websites and there it works fine! So I assume it is a DL problem ...

( Mic works fine in fancy new google world: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/demos/speech.html Mic works also fine in crapy old flash world: http://www.onlinemictest.com/ )

February 21, 2014

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I have this problem also. I suppose it's related to the new voice recognition that Duolingo is currently testing on 50% of all website users.

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