Facetime Volume Limit

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mgmusicman94, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    Hey guys, I'm having a little problem with facetime that maybe someone could help me with. My girlfriend and I facetime a lot from mac to mac and sometimes when she talks quietly I cant hear her. It's like theres a limit to the volume it will pick up and any sound below that limit won't go through at all. Sometimes she can't really talk that loud or else she'll wake up others in the house or something. Also, she's using a brand new MacBook Pro which has the mic by the optical drive while I have a 2008 MacBook with the mic by the camera. Maybe her mic is just less sensitive than mine. I was just wondering if anyone knew about a fix for this. We used to use skype which would pick up quiet sounds perfectly but we switched because it was too laggy.
  2. gambit macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Same here

    I've been having the same issues using Facetime with my fiancée. Skype is louder but has a tendency to freeze, so we tried using Facetime, but the audio from her MacBook Air is so quiet that I can barely hear her when she is speaking at a normal volume.

    mgmusicman94, I don't think it's the mic (because the same issue doesn't seem to persist in Skype), but I don't know how to fix it.

    Anyone else have an idea?
  3. nin4nin macrumors newbie


    Nov 16, 2015
    Same audio problem here. Facetime audio is quiet on El Capitan new MBP
  4. mgmusicman94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    This thread is from 4 years ago and I'm sure the problem you're having is caused differently than mine was. It might be better for you to start a new thread about your issue. Good luck!

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