mic on the MacMini isnt working?

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    I have a 2009 mac mini (2.26 C2Duo) and im trying to use Skype BUT i have it connected to my LED TV set. There is a mini jack cable going from the minis headphone port to the TV's RCA input ports. I can perfectly hear the person talking to me from Skype, but the its seems that the minis mic doesn't work and he cannot hear me talking. What am i doing wrong? Any ideas?
     
  2. dyt1983, Apr 27, 2015
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  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Are there any specific products that you would advise me to have?
     
  4. dyt1983, Apr 29, 2015
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  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Are there any usb mic only solutions? Im want to listen to the communication from the TVs speakers, unless i can get a head set and have it both ways!
     
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  7. Celerondon, Apr 29, 2015
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    How much mic do you want? Blue makes some fine USB models that work fine with OS X.
     

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  8. QWERTYMac7 macrumors regular

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    +1. I have a Blue Yeti. Fantastic microphone.
     
  9. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    Sansom Meteor Mike which is "plug and Play" and performs A-OK on my Mac Mini Late 2012.
     
  10. steve217 macrumors regular

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    Any reason you don't want a webcam?
    They have mics built in and they are USB.
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    And you're trying to skype.
     
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think im totally deranged :) you are absolutely right. To be frank i had no idea new webcams have built in mics on them! Any good ones for the mac mini, apple look style?
     
  12. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I got this one for my Mac Mini, Logitech HDC310. It's not the best, but the price was right. Image is plenty good enough for Skype of Facetime, and the sound quality is plenty good enough for conversations. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LVZO8S/

    One note though. At first, everyone sounded like squeaky chipmunks to me, and I sounded super deep and creepy to others. The fix (thanks to dotme), was this:

    Utilities -> Audio Midi Setup -> Select 32,000 or 48,000 (But not 16,000 - that's what's causing it)

    I figured I would include it, since it seems like a somewhat common problem with some USB mics and cameras on the Mac Mini.
     
  13. steve217 macrumors regular

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    Ummm, no, to be quite honest.

    They're all clunky appendages to your monitor, but after a while you don't notice them any more. "Apple look style" is to imbed the camera - a low quality one at that - into the monitor.

    A third party webcam is not as stylish but better camera quality.
     

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