1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 29, 2011 12:41 PM by EZ Jim
kenfromcapitola Level 1 Level 1

After installing Lion on my 2010 mac mini, Facetime won't recognize my firewire isight mic. Video comes in from the isight, but it doesn't find it as an audio input choice. System preferences recognizes it and hears your voice, but not Facetime. You can Facetime with someone but they won't hear you. Skype still works fine on Lion using the same isight (audio &video).... tried resetting PRAM but still nothing...  C'mon Apple.. Lion and Facetime need a fix here!!  I've read others are experiencing same issue!!

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7

    In Lion, neither the previous version of FaceTime Version 1.1 (258) from OS X 10.7.1 nor the current Version 1.1.1 (262) from OS X 10.7.2 can use external iSight's Firewire mic.


    The firewire iSight camera works with Lion's FaceTime, but the iSight's Firewire mic is not available for selection in FaceTime > Video. One alternative is to use another video chat app such as iChat or Skype.  Both iChat and Skype can use external iSight's mic in Lion (and earlier Mac OS versions.)


    More info and workaround suggestions are available here: http://discussions.apple.com/message/16216276



    BTW - You are NOT addressing Apple here: http://discussions.apple.com/static/apple/tutorial/tou.html

    We are just users like you trying to help others.  You can send feedback directly to Apple via http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

    You will not get a response, but you can be certain that the responsible Apple people will see your input for consideration in FaceTime product development.






    Message was edited by: EZ Jim