[Blink] Microphone doesn't work on Mac (after upgrading from 0.21.1 to 0.22.2?)
wadenwickel at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 18 15:46:06 CET 2011
Aw bummer, I found out that Virtual Box causes the problem.
Whenever I run a VM on my Mac, the microphone is disabled for Blink.
But only for Blink. Skype or any other app that uses the mike is
It doesn't help if I disable USB or audio in the VM config. I had
assumed VBox grabs a device if it's enabled, and releases it if
disabled. But it grabs it nevertheless.
What's interesting is that older versions of are apparently less
susceptible. I downgraded to 0.20.2 and 0.21.1. With 0.20.2, audio
works in Blink-to-Blink calls even if the VM is running, but with 0.21
or 0.22 it doesn't. It even works if I run one of the newer versions
and a VM and receive a call from an older version. Strange...
So, while VBox appears to be the culprit, it seems that other
applications are more resilient than Blink. (Or maybe Skype knows some
2011/1/18 Adrian Georgescu <ag at ag-projects.com>:
> There was no change in the audio part. The cause may be elsewhere.
> On Jan 18, 2011, at 11:57 AM, Heiko Selber wrote:
>> my microphone appears to be constantly muted with Blink for a week or
>> so. (I mean I can click to mute or unmute the mike but nobody can hear
>> me at all.)
>> I believe this happened when I upgraded to 0.22.2 (IIRC from 0.21.1),
>> but I am not sure. It might also be due to a system upgrade to Mac OSX
>> 10.6.6, which I did the same day. OTOH, a friend has the same problem
>> after upgrading Blink, but not OSX.
>> Previously Blink had worked for me without any problem for a few months.
>> I use a Mac Book Pro with a Logitech USB headset, but the built-in
>> mike does't work with Blink, either.
>> I re-installed Blink 0.22.2, but the problem didn't go away.
>> BTW: Skype works well, so I'm pretty sure something is wrong with Blink
>> Does anybody have an idea what could be wrong?
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