Dictation- Sound problems
I can't seem to find this problem anywhere else in discussions, so sorry if it has been posted elsewhere.
I seem to be having problems with my sound for the dictation excersises. I can hear most other sounds (such as the reading out of written sentences, the reading out of individual words when moused over and the correct/incorrect noise), but when it comes to the dictation excersises, I usually can't hear anything, even after trying to click on the play or slow buttons. Sometimes it surprises me and lets me hear it, but most of the time I end up failing the lesson because there were three dictations that I had to skip because I couldn't hear them (and therefore lose hearts), and then I made one other mistake along the way. This is becoming quite frustrating as it's not enabling me to progress.
I have also disabled the reading out excersices, as I seem to have a problem with my mic that extends to other applications (i.e. Skype) where I have to unplug and plug it back in once listening has already started for it to be recognised.
I'm having sound problems too. Yesterday, I could hear the tutor and my playback but nothing today. I've checked my Flash settings and my volume - both seam to be working fine. What else can I/we do?
I'm having the same problem. I also had to disable my mic because only worked half of the time. I keep failing lessons because there's no option to skip when the sound doesn't work. I asked support, but none of the suggestions made a difference (e.g. flash is updated, restarting made no difference).
Me too. I get very frustrated when I fail a lesson because of this. I'm about to give up on Duolingo -- and complain loudly and widely via fb, etc.
I've had problems with the regular speed, but the slow speed always works ( or I should say did work since I haven't done exercises on the desktop in a few days ).