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Can't use iSight for speech recognition
Authored by: dierauer on Nov 15, '03 03:08:46PM

From an article in Apple's Knowledge Base:

iSight's built-in microphone works great for iChat AV or any application that can record sound, but it cannot be used for speech recognition

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Can't use iSight for speech recognition
Authored by: Flashingblade on Nov 07, '04 06:34:21AM

I had the same problem even though previously, it had worked consistently well for me when I had a seperate mic plugged into line-in.

After much frustration and fiddling with Sound and Speech settings I managed to get it working reliably (ish). Meaning, each time I switch on I have to change the one same setting and after that it works perfectly.

Try this:

In Speech/Speech Recognition/Listening, go to the Microphone setting and change it to Line in (instead of iSight). Then click the Volume button and just change it. It doesn't seem to matter what you change it to, just making a change seems to give the software a kick in the pants. Then change back to iSight as the Microphone.

Bizarre, I know but it's the only thing that has worked for me so far.

Hopefully, you should now find that the animation in the speech recognition circle/icon will change to the two inward pointing triangles when you you speak, rather than the red/amber/green volume meter.

I hope that works for you too.

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