Has anyone had luck with the microphone on a Mac?
I have tried the Duolingo page on two different Macs (one a Macbook pro, and the other a iMac) both running Mavericks, and on both the microphone will maybe pick up one word in a sentence at most. I read the FAQ, and disabled flash blocking for the site, etc. My microphone sensitivity is set at maximum, and it works fine for programs like Skype.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else using a Mac has had luck with the speaking exercises.
I successfully use a USB Logitech microphone with Duolingo on a Mac running OS 10.7.5. Did it work on your Macs prior to upgrading to OS 10.9? Sometimes I find DL requires me to speak slowly, sometimes it prefers the words all slurred together. Thanks for calling my attention to Mac's newly released OS 10.9.
I use some lower end Klipsch earbuds with my 4 year old iMac running 10.9.2 and have had no problems on the microphone side.
I have not experimented with the built in microphone.
On the other hand, even though I have white listed Duolingo for my flash blocker every once in a while they say they can' ts end me audio and then their audio works fine anyway without me doing anything, haven't figured that one out yet.