??Skype on mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wilnis, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. wilnis macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2007
    Hi-I have an early 09 mini, and have a problem with skype. I have a new logitec c500 webcamera that works with my pc. The skype account works with my first gen black macbook, but on the newer mini I can see myself but the audio does not work. The cam connects to one of the usb ports and I've configured sounds to "unrecognized usb sound device" that came up after I plugged the camera in the mini, but on the "test calls" I still can't hear myself. The skype for mac is a beta, but others seem to do ok.
    Any ideas would be appreciated as to what I maybe doing wrong. Bill
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Put the sounds to something else? It sounds like the "unrecognized usb sound device" doesn't work with Mac
  3. wilnis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2007
    Hi-the default position is "internal microphone" which didn't work either, and the "usb device" came up when the camera was plugged in. I changed it back and forth in the skype screen and in "sound" in system preferences. Thanks. Bill
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Internal Microphone won't work because the mini doesn't HAVE an internal microphone. Since this USB webcam isn't fully supported under OS X (Logitech didn't make Mac drivers for that model), then you'll have to get an external mic and plug it into the Mac Mini's Sound-In 1/8" jack.
  5. wilnis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2007
    LeeTom-That's the message I was looking for. Thanks very much. Bill

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