https://www.duolingo.com/nicktaylor3

Recording buggy again

I've reported problems with recording in the past, where after finishing a recording it just returns to the record button and doesn't mark the answer. The only way to progress is to skip the question, but by this point you've wasted a lot of time.

This problem seemed to have been fixed, but since the site refresh and the new type of audio question (translate on the fly), it seems to have returned. I am specifically encountering it during the new type of question.

Anyone else having this?

October 6, 2013

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luis

This should now be fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience, and let us know if you have more problems.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nicktaylor3

Afraid I'm still having this problem on Chrome/Mac.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottMcMac

Luis, the problem is back. There are several replies on this page more recent than yours.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SergeantFTC

Yay, thank you :) It's so nice having an open and available staff who actually listens to us :)

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AchtungDragon

Still seeing it on Mac Safari "Das Kind ist nicht genau" in German. (Worked on a couple earlier recordings, though.) Also, after recording is processed, enter is not correctly accepted, but instead the check button must be clicked

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/1OwOl

I think the problem is back

June 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickHac

Woo!!

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/shantelle1

I am in the Spanish version and the listen and type is not working. I am typing in the correct answer, but it is saying I am wrong and giving the correct answer identical to what I typed. I cannot advance to the next lesson because of this.

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/soso2shae

Still got mic probs. In skype it works good, why it doesn't work here?

October 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ariadna.m

I'm experiencing a similar problem when having to translate from English to the target language in audio. The page just freezes and never marks my answer after I hit record. If I encounter two consecutive questions like this and the first one happens to work, the second one won't even let me record.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/the.franster

I had the same problem last night- I was thinking that perhaps my home connection was bad but I am beginning to realize that it's an intermittent bug.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickHac

Yup, I'm having this issue too.
Those are my favorite questions and it's frustrating when I have to turn off the mic to finish a lesson without losing my progress.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/twd013

Yes, me too. Refreshing the page restarts the lesson - very frustrating.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/clytemnestra

I'm seeing it in Chrome and Safari on a Mac. It's annoying because it takes a heart away to skip it.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zpoo742

I'm having the same issue on Chrome (windows 7). My mic works fine on Skype so I don't think the mic is the issue. It's a shame because I really like the speaking practice, but it almost always makes me lose 1 or 2 hearts because I have to skip!

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnAH

It doesn't matter what I say, it marks the recording as correct.

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zpoo742

This is the problem I'm having. I've been WAY off lots of times and it just accepts the answer anyway.

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottMcMac

This just happened to me using chrome. I guess it's broken again... I'm using Chrome and Fedora 17.

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nicktaylor3

Yes, happening frequently for me this week.

November 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Markt74

This has been happening to me for some time, regardless of which language I am working in at the time. I use the most current version of Chrome, have no extensions installed and have the latest version of Flash installed as well. It seems that for each block of exercises, there are one to two recording tasks that experience this exact issue; I wait for the icon in the tab to stop flashing, I click the record button, say my answer, click stop, and the browser just sits. I've waited for more than a minute on occasions without result.

Most recording exercises work, but an inconsistent minority of them do not. As already mentioned, the task has to be skipped, a heart is lost, and at times it is the last heart that is the one to be taken. Very frustrating!

January 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nicktaylor3

It seems to be back with a vengeance. I have noticed that if you click 'Don't use microphone' (not sure the exact label), you don't lose a life and the total number of questions is now reduced. This means it's not any harder to complete than it would have been. It's still annoying having to turn the mic back on every time.

January 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mrben83

I´ve been having the same problem since I started duolingo, I submit my recording and it just sits their with nothing happening. Is there something I can do to resolve this issue?

On windows 7 64bit with chrome.

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lukexlanguage

It seems to be a problem with Adobe Flash in the Chrome browser. I switched to Internet Explorer for duo and it seems to have fixed the problem.

August 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/towettshiow

i am trying to click the mic but it is not doing enything

December 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AchtungDragon

Seeing it here too, Mac Firefox.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SergeantFTC

I'm having this issue in Chrome on Windows 7.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nicktaylor3

I'm Chrome and Mac, so it looks like this is not platform specific.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/andy.breitbach

Yep, here as well. Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04. Exactly as you describe: no reaction whatsoever during on the fly, but flawless processing when I just have to speak a spanish sentence.

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lindaginenthal

Yes, I have had it snap back after speaking very slowly and loudly, but that doesn't always work.

December 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/NormCarr

Chrome on a Mac. Had this problem several times in the last couple of days so I'm just not using the microphone any more.

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Alexanderguhr

I can not get any of the speech check lessons to work on my Iphone 10.

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Aurelijus70

Still got mic probs. In skype it works good, why it doesn't work here? NERABOTAET MIKROFON , please help me :(

March 2, 2019
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