Problems with audio in Russian course
Starting from today I've noticed that you can't always hear the russian robot speech even if you press the "speaker icon". If you hover the mouse over a single word, in some cases you hear that word spelled out with a new voice. I wonder if the audio files for this course are being edited/updated and thus causing the problem.
I tried with three different computers and several browsers, same problem with all of them. Seemed to work fine yesterday and before that.
Tip: Go to your profile settings and set "Speaker: off", then save the settings. After that you shouldn't get any exercises which would require hearing audio.
The NICE thing about this problem (for me, anyway) is seeing how many others are studying Russian. I'm not alone in this! :-)
I am experiencing the same issues with my russian course. Tried it on two different PCs but both with Mozilla Firefox. For some listening-excercices I don't get any audio. :(
In addition to the new male voice, there occasionally seems to be a new female voice also which is clearer than the old one. Most of the time the audio still doesn't work but looks like the mods are slowly getting there :)
New voices? I haven't heard them yet, but I'm looking forward to hearing better voices than the previous nasal, robotic one.
I still am sometimes having problems with hearing recordings, but have gotten a few male recordings so far. It sounds like a real voice recording, which is great! Hopefully, it does all work soon.
Tip: Go to your profile settings and set "Speaker: off" and maybe also "sound effects: off", then save the settings. After that you shouldn't get any exercises which would require hearing audio. Just did three lessons and worked for me.
thank you for the advice,that helps.. because as of yesterday still some audio was silent in the tests..
Anybody from Duolingo have an official timeline on when this will be fixed? Missing my audio too :(
I don't know but soon I hope. I'm having the same problem. I can hear on the app but the app isn't as good.
I am experiencing the same problem. I can hear some sounds, but if I click on a sound icon (to hear a sentence read, for instance), nothing happens. :-(
Glad it’s not just me. I thought maybe updating the app caused the problem but it appears to be happening everywhere.
I'm glad I just took a break from Duolingo and focusing only on Vocabulary with Tinycards and Memrise.
Must be frustrating trying to do exercises that do not work.
Hopefully, by the time I finish reviewing my vocabulary, the issue will be sorted.
Me too or maybe twenty-two. Some words work but usually the new word being introduced does not. I've found hover over is intermittent. The speaker icons don't work at all nor does, "Type what you hear."
I'm having the same problem. I thought it was just me. I hope that it gets fixed soon.
I've noticed for a while when you click the discussion tab you can't listen to the speaker. I sent a ticket but I never got a reply.
I had a similar problem with missing audio for exercises (resulting in loss of hearts). Some of these sentences, it seems, have new audio of real human pronunciation. I kinda like it better!