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sound-in issues
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Jan 8, 2000, 10:57 PM
I'm not sure how to explain this, but it seems that ever since installing mac os 9 it seems that my sound-in on my blue G3 won't accept normal 1/8in inputs. Prior to, they worked fine. Does anyone have an explanation? Thanks in advance.
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Jan 17, 2000, 01:20 AM
I have OS9, and I can't seem to use the control strip sound input selector to choose my microphone for recording into sound apps. I have to open up the sound control panel, and make sure that Input is set to: Built In:External Mic, or Sound In. Yet ViaVoice and Plaintalk work just fine - I don't have to change the sound input settings for them.

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Jan 17, 2000, 02:35 AM
hrm, I know that you can't change the sound input when the sound hardware is being accessed by an application unless the app gives you a mechanism for doing so (like Deck II). I played with the sound control panel a bunch of times but nothing seemed to work, maybe I'll try it again, just for the hell of it.
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Jan 18, 2000, 02:50 PM
I am having a similar problem. My sound control panel is set to external mic but I have been unable to use speakable items since I installed OS9. The sound input pulldown in the speakable items control panel is blank. The mic seems to be picking up sound but there is no response. I can't use the voice password either, I keep getting an error message. I don't know if this is related.
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Jan 20, 2000, 07:30 PM
I don't believe your problem is related, though it could be. Your mic should work if you select Sound In instead of external mic. Is your mic a plaintalk mic? If it is, then you won't have a problem. If you select Sound In and it still doesn't work, then you probably have the same problem that I have.
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