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Repair guides and support for the external iSight webcam by Apple released in 2003.

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Audio problem using iSight on FaceTime

Just got in a vintage Apple iSight Webcam. Used my iTunes account for the account. Set my audio volume in System Preferences -> Input -> iSight. Input level appears fine. Mute is NOT checked. Output volume set to max. Initiated call to a iPhone 4 via address book. I initiated connection via my MacPro and I could see and hear him just fine. He could see me but not hear me. I had him call me and got computer ring and answered. Same result, I could see and hear him, he could only see me.

I tried the camera out using iMovie and the recording level was fine, so the camera and microphone work OK.

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Using 10.6.4


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OOps: Sorry I forgot to hit the Bose Speaker On dial. It works great now. But that picture needs help from the iSight FireWire. Oh that was you!!!

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for Mac Requires Mac OS X v10.6.4 Snow Leopard or later. if either of you are not using SnowLeopard that could be a problem.

Jobs said,. . . “FaceTime is based on H264 video … and a bunch of alphabet soup acronyms. We’re going to the standards bodies tomorrow and making Facetime an open standard.”

So I don't think that old iSight qualifies as a "FaceTime camera" as listed Technical Specifications for new Macs. I don't know what a "FaceTime camera" is, only that it exists, are OEM on new equipment, and a "requirement" for "FaceTime".

Obviously then from your data the audio from that camera is not of sufficient compression to work.

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