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The audio-in port on Mac Minis is a line-level port, meaning that a standard PC microphone may not be audible without some sort of amplifier. On any Mini from 2010 and later, you can use the Apple headset (the kind that comes with the iPhone), but you have to plug it into the headphone port, not the audio-in port. There are also adapters available that ...


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The port is used to "set up Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP)" according to Apple. According to wiki, "the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) defines a standardized packet format for delivering audio and video over IP networks. RTP is used extensively in communication and entertainment systems that involve streaming ...


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Disabling Input To disable the input, I'm not entirely sure. Here's what I thought of: You can use a internal audio input device like SoundFlower, which basically routes the audio output into the audio input. You can mute the volume (although you said you don't want to do only that) You could take a look around the /System/Library/Extensions/ folder and ...


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Theoretically, yes, it should still work fine. However, as I'm sure you're aware the iPad 3 does not have the Lightning connector. You will need to purchase a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter so that you can connect your USB device to the new iPads with Lightning connectors.


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There are two options for using a Siberia v2 with a Mac. The first is to buy the one that has the proper connector already (they have one with the 3-ring connector) or to buy the standard, dual connector audio/mic v2 and use an adapter such as Headset Buddy to connect. The adapter works fine, however, but there is a ritual associated with using this headset ...


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I assume your microphone works fine under OSX? Did you download and install the bootcamp drivers for Windows 7? Windows needs the driver installed to "see" the microphone and access it. Can you see the microphone in the device manager? Did you check the input levels for the microphone in Windows audio setup control panel? The gain may need to be ...


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To disable iSight and other cameras, use: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleCameraInterface.kext (tested on 10.9) I'm not aware of a way to disable audio input without affecting output. It's the same hardware so unloading/removing the kext probably won't work. One step you can take is to turn the input volume down to zero in your sound ...


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I think you can specifically target your iSight camera by (re)moving /System/Library/QuickTime/QuickTimeUSBVDCDigitizer.component According to this: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070323094959262 The link does mention that it is 10.4 specific and I haven't tried it under 10.8/10.9 but it's a good place to start.


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It's a new permission that Apple added with iOS 7 to let you know which apps need to access the microphone. Now, for those apps that do not relate to the microphone, my guess would be one of 2 things: Developers of such apps did not update their apps to iOS 7, so the OS needs to ask for your permission on accessing the microphone, or Developers did update ...


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I have a similar problem. It is not only on Skype, any app requiring microphone access, even if granted, does not work on my iPad 2 after installing iOS 7. Uninstalling Skype did not help either. You might want to check other apps that use Microphone input to make sure it's not just a Skype issue. It could be hardware failure or an OS issue.


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My guess is that they accidentally disconnected the mic or failed to reconnect the mic when they operated on it. MacFixIt has a guide if you want to try to take it on yourself. They rate is as "Moderate" difficulty. Be sure to double check that I got the right model for your iMac. Otherwise it's back to Apple it goes...


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Turns out that the auto-adjusting mic level was not MacOS, but rather Skype (Version 6.6.0.467). There is a check box in Skype Preferences to enable/disable it, and once I turned it off the level stays where I set it. The problem is that, apparently, Skype's notion of auto adjusting the mic volume is simply to crank it up to max, no matter what -- even ...



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