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Facetime only one-way audio?
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May 25, 2013, 11:00 AM
 
Hi folks,

I just used Facetime for the first time with a friend. I'm on a 2011 Macbook Pro, she's on an iPhone 5. The video worked great. However, audio-wise, although we could both hear each other talk, when I talked I couldn't hear her speak. It was as if my talking was enabling some kind of mute button.

Is that how it's supposed to work? I thought it would be two-way simultaneous audio, like a normal phone call.
     
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May 28, 2013, 05:46 PM
 
Well that's unusual given that FaceTime is supposed to have full duplex (simultaneous 2-way) audio and video. What is your connection speed? Is either side laggy or running too many apps at once?
     
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May 29, 2013, 06:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by mr100percent View Post
Well that's unusual given that FaceTime is supposed to have full duplex (simultaneous 2-way) audio and video. What is your connection speed? Is either side laggy or running too many apps at once?
I don't think it's a question of running too many apps at once. I could make another attempt at some point to test I suppose. My connection speed is 20Mbps down, 1Mbps up; I think my friend is on some kind of Fiber connection. Definitely not a connection speed issue (pretty sure, anyway).
     
   
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