Does the Macbook have a microphone?

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  1. picklesunshine macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBook that is about 1 year old.

    I am clueless as to whether it has a microphone. I went to sound and I think it has one but if it does I am clueless how to use it.

    I want to take an online class and you need to be able to speak so the instructor can hear me.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    Yes, it does, just to the left of the iSight camera.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    you can test it by going to the Input tab in Sound preferences and then shouting at your MacBook and watching the metre :)
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    By the eyesight camera, you should see 2 dots on either side. One's the light for the camera, the other I presume is the mic.
     
  5. picklesunshine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found the microphone, but no sound


    You guys are the best!!

    I found the two dots and when I go to sound I see it moving as it registers the sound.

    But I dont hear myself. Does that make sense?

    Would it be heard by the person who I am videoconferencing with?

    Thanks!
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ^ yep! it pretty much works out of the box. i setup Skype for my Mum to talkt to a friend in Belgium and nothing it "just works!"

    the metre or 'gauge' as you would probably call it just shows the mic is working. to record your voice you can choose "New Voice Recording" from the File menu in QuickTime Player.
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    You should never hear yourself in any system unless it's through headphones, lest you cause some ugly feedback problems.
     
  8. H&Kie macrumors regular

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    If you would hear yourself through the speakers, that might cause serious interference with your recording, while the microphone will also pick up the sound.
     
  9. picklesunshine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do I need a headset?

    Thanks to everyone for all your help!!

    Last question......

    I am assuming this means I need a headset to hear the person I am videoconferencing with?

    Thanks!
     
  10. logana macrumors 65816

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    No !! The sound comes from your in-built speakers.

    Many people including myself use a Bluetooth headset (that way only you hear what the other person is saying).
     
  11. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    The built-in speakers on your macbook will let you listen to what the other person is saying, you don't need any fancy headset or anything else. :)
     
  12. JNB macrumors 604

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    This is one of those areas where with the Mac, "it just works." Trust the machine on this one!
     
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