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Oct 4, 2009 12:47 PM
Hi there. I've seen similar posts regarding this, but I didn't think they answered my specific problem. I recently upgraded to 10.6.1 and find that I no longer can hear other people when they are talking. They can hear me though. My sound output settings are correct in both Prefences (System, and iChat). I don't have MobileMe, which some have found was the cause of their problem. The problem happens no matter if I'm using the built in speakers, or using line-out speakers/headphones.
MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • xctrackrunner92 Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2009 1:19 PM (in response to iHarley)
    same problem here, I've tried changing settings idk what's up.
    2007 iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Oct 4, 2009 2:25 PM (in response to iHarley)
    Hi,

    In iChat menu > Preferences > Video section set the bandwidth to 500kbps

    iChat 5 can see your whole Internet Connection. This may be a vast increase on the cap caused by System preferences > Quicktime > Streaming in iChat 4 or Earlier that at best limited you to using 1.5mbps.

    Audio has always been the first to drop out of there are bandwidth issues.



    10:25 PM Sunday; October 4, 2009
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Oct 13, 2009 12:51 PM (in response to iHarley)
    Hi,

    QUit iChat if Open.
    Launch Termianl

    Copy and PAste the Bold Text below in to termianl

    /Applications/iChat.app/Contents/MacOS/iChat -errorLogLevel 7

    Hit Enter/Return

    This will start up iChat and create a Log.
    Once it gets to the Buddy List displayed Quit iChat.
    Copy whole log.

    Quit Terminal.

    Post Log here.

    We are looking to see what BDW (Bandwidth) iChat can see.



    8:51 PM Tuesday; October 13, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Oct 14, 2009 11:25 AM (in response to iHarley)
    Hi,

    SO iChat sees

    192042.162794 BWD: GotBandwidth: 339084/1335359 (up/down) @x.x.xxx.xxx:x.xxx.xxx.xxx
    192042.162849 BWD bandwidth: 339 kbits up, 1335 kbits down.


    About a Meg down and just over 300 up.

    I take it that the 339 is based and a 384k service that you are paying for ?

    They look fine.
    You should be able to Host 4 way Video chat with that.
    So it is not what iChat can see that is the problem.

    Try a Safe Boot.
    Shut down the Computer
    Hold down the shift key when you hear the chime on Start up.
    Release when you see the Apple.
    After it boots in safe mode, restart it normally.



    7:25 PM Wednesday; October 14, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Loren Ryter Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Nov 9, 2009 8:52 PM (in response to iHarley)
    Please also see this related thread:

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10551633#10551633

    Here's my log. Does it help any?

    234858.078329 ER_AddFilter (0): Adding [Loren Ryter@127.0.0.1]->[0]
    234858.078353 setLocalUserName: Loren Ryter@127.0.0.1
    234858.082128 Default video size is (640 x 480)
    234858.085316 H264: (640 x 480) @ 30 fps
    234858.091696 H264: (320 x 240) @ 30 fps
    234858.098140 H263: (352 x 288) @ 30 fps
    234858.101354 H263: (176 x 144) @ 30 fps
    234858.101478 ######################################
    234858.101487 # SoundDec_Create(16000 --> 3) #
    234858.101491 ######################################
    234858.105305 Leaving SoundDec_Create
    234858.109135 ### NEW STATE: to: VC_INIT, from: VC_INVALID
    234858.109164 ### NEW STATE: to: VC_IDLE, from: VC_INIT
    234858.109177 ++++++++ confStatusMapRemoveAll
    234858.109183 ( ) -- mapUserIDToSecurityInfo cleared --
    234858.109400 dispatch_CommNATProc
    234858.112889 selectedCamera: no camera has been set yet.
    234858.112905 Selected microphone is the null device microphone.
    234858.112953 vcCapabilitiesOfCPU returns: 0x00000fff
    234858.113053 BWD: GotBandwidth: 7950651/8005521 (up/down) @[202.0.168.192:0.255.255.255]
    234858.113070 BWD bandwidth: 7950 kbits up, 8005 kbits down.
    234858.113075 videoNetworkCapable: 1 -- 3 max participants.
    234858.113079 audioNetworkCapable: 1 -- 9 max participants.
    234858.113084 Supports PCMU wideband for audio: 1 / video: 1
    234858.113096 vcCapabilitiesOfNetwork returns: 0x00000fff
    234858.113102 vcCapabilitiesOfRouter returns: 0x00000000
    234858.113106 vcCapabilities returns: 0x00000fff
    234858.113970 Found 2 cameras:
    234858.113997 Apple Screen Input Device - 0-Apple ScreenInputDevice (0x101, 0x200)
    234858.114044 Display iSight - 0xfd34200005ac8508 (0x104, 0x0)
    234858.114061 selectedCamera: no camera has been set yet.
    234858.114078 selectCameraWithTundraDeviceID: 0x104 returned 1
    234858.125642 Microphone devices:
    234858.125755 None
    234858.125821 Line In
    234858.125881 Digital In
    234858.125948 Display Audio
    234858.126013 iMic USB audio system
    234858.126078 Motorola HS850
    234858.126313 Selected mic: iMic USB audio system
    234858.136549 Speaker devices:
    234858.136599 298 Built-in Output
    234858.136609 296 Built-in Line Output
    234858.136616 294 Built-in Digital Output
    234858.136624 278 Display Audio
    234858.136633 283 iMic USB audio system
    234858.136642 285 Motorola HS850
    234858.147598 Selected speaker: iMic USB audio system (matched microphone)
    234858.147656 Found 2 cameras:
    234858.147675 Apple Screen Input Device - 0-Apple ScreenInputDevice (0x101, 0x200)
    234858.147712 Display iSight - 0xfd34200005ac8508 (0x104, 0x0)
    234858.147745 selectedCamera2 GUID returned Display iSight
    234858.147767 selectCameraWithTundraDeviceID: 0x104 returned 1
    234858.160957 Microphone devices:
    234858.161070 None
    234858.161148 Line In
    234858.161225 Digital In
    234858.161311 Display Audio
    234858.161392 iMic USB audio system
    234858.161474 Motorola HS850
    234858.161699 Selected mic: iMic USB audio system
    234858.171687 Speaker devices:
    234858.171724 298 Built-in Output
    234858.171733 296 Built-in Line Output
    234858.171740 294 Built-in Digital Output
    234858.171747 278 Display Audio
    234858.171753 283 iMic USB audio system
    234858.171760 285 Motorola HS850
    234858.186408 Selected microphone is iMic USB audio system.
    234858.186709 Selected microphone is iMic USB audio system.
    234858.188683 Found 2 cameras:
    234858.188716 Apple Screen Input Device - 0-Apple ScreenInputDevice (0x101, 0x200)
    234858.188765 Display iSight - 0xfd34200005ac8508 (0x104, 0x0)
    234858.188808 selectedCamera2 GUID returned Display iSight
    234858.188831 selectCameraWithTundraDeviceID: 0x104 returned 1
    234858.209079 Microphone devices:
    234858.209380 None
    234858.209468 Line In
    234858.209548 Digital In
    234858.209641 Display Audio
    234858.209724 iMic USB audio system
    234858.209803 Motorola HS850
    234858.210070 Selected mic: iMic USB audio system
    234858.227783 Speaker devices:
    234858.228055 298 Built-in Output
    234858.228281 296 Built-in Line Output
    234858.228455 294 Built-in Digital Output
    234858.228626 278 Display Audio
    234858.228879 283 iMic USB audio system
    234858.229053 285 Motorola HS850
    234858.250497 Selected microphone is iMic USB audio system.
    234858.251634 Found 2 cameras:
    234858.251663 Apple Screen Input Device - 0-Apple ScreenInputDevice (0x101, 0x200)
    234858.251709 Display iSight - 0xfd34200005ac8508 (0x104, 0x0)
    234858.251750 selectedCamera2 GUID returned Display iSight
    234858.251773 selectCameraWithTundraDeviceID: 0x104 returned 1
    234858.268683 Microphone devices:
    234858.268986 None
    234858.269181 Line In
    234858.269438 Digital In
    234858.269685 Display Audio
    234858.269931 iMic USB audio system
    234858.270242 Motorola HS850
    234858.270655 Selected mic: iMic USB audio system
    234858.289151 Speaker devices:
    234858.289182 298 Built-in Output
    234858.289194 296 Built-in Line Output
    234858.289203 294 Built-in Digital Output
    234858.289212 278 Display Audio
    234858.289220 283 iMic USB audio system
    234858.289230 285 Motorola HS850
    234858.308520 Selected microphone is iMic USB audio system.
    234913.291118 Comm reporting flags: 000000D0
    234913.379704 CommNAT result:
    External IP: 71.238.151.185
    External Ports: 16403, 16403, 16403
    CNAT_BADTEST ....... 0
    CNAT_ISFULLCONE .... 0
    CNAT_ISPAT ......... 0
    CNAT_ISPATHOST ..... 0
    CNAT_TRYPRESERVE ... 1
    CNAT_PATINORDER .... 0
    CNAT_BLOCKIP ....... 1
    CNAT_BLOCKPORT ..... 1
    CNAT_LOOPBACK ...... 0
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Cinema Display iSight + Griffin iMic (10.6.2)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 1:02 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)
    What is the Motorola Device ?



    9:02 PM Wednesday; November 11, 2009
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Loren Ryter Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Nov 11, 2009 8:18 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
    The Motorola device is a bluetooth headset. However this problem with the iMic was happening before I added it, which I did mainly to test if another non-USB audio device (besides the monitor) would work for sound.

    I do notice on looking at it again that that it lists the "Speaker devices" several times, but only one of those times is it followed with the line about "Selected speaker". In the other cases it either reports the microphone twice or the microphone once.

    Odd?
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Nov 12, 2009 12:21 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)
    Hi,

    In any of these logs it can be seen that a device does not seem to be specified straight away.

    The Griffin page is not really that Explicit.
    In the Link there is no "Will it work in Snow Leopard" question.

    On the main page there is a iCon/Link at the bottom which suggests it does.

    The Google Search I used to get there does not mention Snow Leopard (and that Summary does not appear as the text of the main page).

    I take it the iMic disappears from both the Input and Output tab of System Preferences > Sound if you unplug it ?

    Is it plugged into a USB 2 port ?
    Is that port Powered ?



    8:21 PM Thursday; November 12, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Loren Ryter Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Nov 12, 2009 12:59 PM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
    I've contacted Griffin tech support. They say they can't reproduce the problem on 10.6.2, meaning it works on SL (in theory and in practice at least on their end).

    Yes, the iMic disappears from both Input & Output of Sound SysPrefs when unplugged. (And yes it works normally as a sound output device -- again just in iChat it doesn't work.)

    It's plugged into the the back of the newest Apple Cinema display. (Which I take it is both USB 2.0 and powered.) I just tried plugging it into another powered hub and the same issue.

    But I have a CLUE, ralph. if I listen hard I can kinda hear a little whisper of the audio from the apple test. meaning the sound is not off it is just really low.

    I actually had the same problem with the SysPrefs sound out of several devices (display audio, this iMic, internal speakers) until I started toggling output devices (system and alerts) and volume levels. That fixed that but not iChat. Is there some base setting for volume that could get out of whack?
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Nov 12, 2009 1:03 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)
    Hi,

    Go to your Hard Drive/Library/Preferences/Audio Folder
    This folder is new in Snow Leopard.
    Delete the contents and restart the computer

    (You may have two or four .plists in here)

    You will have to go there manually as Spotlight will not report on any Library Folder.

    Also if you have any devices that are MIDI check the MIDI Audio Set Up app in Applications/Utilities



    9:03 PM Thursday; November 12, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8) MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.), Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images." No, Really
  • Loren Ryter Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
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    Nov 21, 2009 8:33 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))
    Unfortunately this had no effect, Ralph. One time I got this to work after switching around USB ports and going to Audio MIDI settings and changing the volume sliders for this iMic output, which had mysteriously been set to zero. Other times those volume sliders are just fine in Audio MIDI settings (max) but still no sound in iChat. Very mysterious -- and annoying -- and yet another Snow Leopard serious problem IMO. I remain convinced that the whole USB system and audio devices system is fatally flawed in Snow Leopard
    MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMic
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    Nov 21, 2009 12:46 PM (in response to Loren Ryter)
    Hi,

    I Searched for iMic and Snow Leopard in Google
    One link led me here http://imic-firmware-updater.mac.findmysoft.com/download/



    8:45 PM Saturday; November 21, 2009

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
    G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)  MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.x) , Mac OS X (10.6.1), "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Really
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