Unable to open microphone error
We’ve seen this same error, repeatedly, on several different Macs with different microphone set-ups, including using the internal microphone on some Macs as well as external Mics. We have a SL 5 program we’ve written with which the problem occurs every time you start the program. We have another program that is basically a clone of the first one, which was then edited into a slightly different version of the first program–nothing to do with the inputs (including microphone input) was changed, though. This second program never seems to generate the ‘unable to open microphone’ error…whereas the first one always generates the error.
Here’s the thing. This error only occurs after first opening the program. When it occurs, if I go up to the ‘Experiment’ menu and select ‘Participant Input’ and then select ‘Microphone Input’ and click on the ‘Done’ button everything works fine from that point forward, which seems quite weird. I don’t have to change anything.
It’s as though when the program first starts it can’t find the microphone input but once you point it to the input it’s fine.