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Why can my friends not hear me talking to them on Skype?


On a Mac mini made in 2010 or later, you'll need to use an external microphone to communicate as they're not built in. Plugging in a pair of Apple EarPods or headphones into the headphone jack should work just fine.

USB microphones will also do the trick (but you'll need to adjust some audio settings in Skype).

Hope this helps!

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Get skype for mac 10.3


Step 1:
Although not all software works on a Macintosh computer, Skype has a Mac version of their telephony software that contains all of the features of their Windows based program.

Identification b> As of 2009, Skype has a version (v. 2.8) of their Voice over IP (VoIP) software for the MacIntosh, according to the Skype Mac OSX download page. Features Skype for the Mac OS allows free calls to other Skype users, free instant messaging and free video calls. In addition, Skype offers voicemail, call forwarding and calls to cellphones and land-lines for a subscription fee. Requirements Skype for Mac requires at least Mac OS X version 10.3.9, an 800 megahertz G4 or Intel processor, 512 megabytes of RAM, 100 megabytes of hard-drive space, a microphone and an Internet connection that can get minimum speeds of 384 kilobits per second. Plans Skype for the Mac offers unlimited calls to the US and Canada for $2.95 a month, unlimited to any specific country for $5.95 a month or $12.95 a month for unlimited, global calling. Also, users can simply pay for each minute used. Prices depend on the destination country. Tips Mac users who sign up for at least 12 months at a time get 15 percent off of their total bill, as of 2009. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-mac/ See how little it costs to call & text phones
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Skype microphone does not work


You need to check your audio (sometimes called Sound on some systems) settings (under control panel on Windows or Settings on Mac).

Under input (or sometimes called sound recording), make sure the headset you are using is selected.

You might also try using the headset with another program to see if it will record your voice. (Audacity is free http://audacity.sourceforge.net/. You can download it and try recording on it.)

If it still doesn't work, here is a page on Skype that has a Microsoft tool you can try - https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA897/why-can-t-the-other-person-hear-me

Here is the link for Mac sound troubleshooting on Skype - https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10885/why-can-t-my-friend-hear-me-on-skype-for-mac-os-x

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It Says that there is a built in mic but the people i chat with can't hear me. i don't think it's properly set-up. how do i set it up for skype and ym?


Make sure you have correctly installed the drivers for the microphone.
Running Skype, navigate to Skype-->Preferences--->Audio/Video from here you will able to select the device of your choice by changing the mic
Running Yahoo Messenger, navigate to YM-->Preferences-->Voice & Calls from here you will able to select the input device by choosing your mic These steps reference Mac, but PC should be similar.

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No sound is heard with calls on Skype, I get video, and i hear sounds made by the program, but no sound from the recipient of the caller. I get sound when I video chat Mac to Mac, but not Mac to Windows,...


Ok, by the sound of it both yourself and whoever you're calling have not set up Skype quite right.
On your end, you need to:
  • Make sure you have a working microphone - try using Skype's built in 'Echo' feature (try calling 'echo123')
  • In Skype -> Preferences -> Audio, make sure that microphone is selected.
On their end, make sure they've done the same - they must have a working microphone, correctly setup with Skype in order to send you sound.
Hope that helped!

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The pre installed microphone in my mac doesn't seem to work


Try going into your system preferences. Click on the sound prefs->choose input->you should make sure that the internal microphone is selected.You can also adjust the input level and visually confirm that the microphone is working with the input level meter. Hope this helps

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Boynq Iris webcam microphone doesn't work


Try Skype - Preferences - Audio - Audio input and you should be able to select "boynq iris webcam".
Check out also the System Preferences - Sound - Input and you should also see "boynq iris webcam".

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I have video but no sound using SKYPE.


Hi there,

It sounds like you're asking whether headphones are necessary to the Skype experience.

You don't absolutely *need* headphones (or a microphone or a headset that has both), but if you don't use headphones, then your Mac external microphone might pick up the sound of your conversation and you might get unpleasant levels of feedback.

If this doesn't answer your question, please write back with the following information:

1. Your Skype version (click Skype --> About Skype)
2. Your model of Mac
3. Whether you are having problems with your audio
- On Skype only?
- On other applications?
- In general?
4. Whether you have tried clicking on "Skype Test Call"
- Whether you could hear the voice giving you instructions

Thanks!

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Internal microphone not working


In the system preferences there should be a tab for input and, if you don't already have a USB headset or other external mic, then the internal mic should already be selected. You should be able to see in real time what the mic is receiving by talking. There is an input level bar that fluctuates. If this does not show anything, then you probably do have a problem with your mic. do this first though before checking out skype.

Here's an example

Skype has a walkthrough for setting up Macs


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