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Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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Hi, Ive been trying to get my audio working with ichat and imovie to no avail.
I hook up my camera with a firewire cable, In ichat the video signal comes through fine but no audio. If I go to system preferences and choose the audio device it works there, but NOT in ichat. I then open imovie and can get video but no audio. So then I pull out my old ibook , plug in the firewire , open imovie and wahlah, everything works. This is how I remember apple to be, EASY. Is my Mac Mini BROKEN? Are there more steps I am missing?
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Hello Kevin,
Don't mean to jump in here, but, I've been around Mac's since 1984 and have only re-installed a system on one occasion when I knew I messed it up with an optimizing program that crashed before it was done.
Are you having any other issues with you system than you are describing above? Although it may resolve your problem you will not know why. As Andy-O once described it, it is like taking a "sludge-hammer" to solve the problem.
If you are not having other issues with your system then insuring that your preferences for those programs are set properly and that the camera is compatible with the OS and hardware in the Mini ( I don't know what you have on the portable) - it could be you may need a driver for it to work.
[WARNING: a little levity : so before you add any fluid to your headlights ( http://www.joe-ks.com/MultiMedia/LowHeadlightFluid.asf ) look to the simple things]
Mini 1.42GHzG4/512/80/SD/Radeon9200/56   Mac OS X (10.3.9)  
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