I am having difficult with the record. each time I record it either says that it cannot hear me or it does not understand me. I am in the basic now so I would assume it is not programmed to accept only the perfect response. using builtin mike
If there isn't a response, I would assume that there is something wrong with your browser or flash. Make sure that your flash accepts microphone recording by Duolingo. You could also try a different browser and see if you keep having the same problem.