Hello, I've seen several issues raised about the voice/microphone recording during Preview, very similar to what I am experiencing.
As with Jean-Claud's, I have uninstalled, cleared all preferences, and already activated the option next to the Record icon. I got the permissions pop-up and enable it. I already made sure that the microphone permissions are enabled with XD in the System Settings, I restarted XD and the Mac. Still nothing. The microphone works well in other programs (I just used it with Camtasia, Google Slides, and a bunch of online meeting apps) and it is only with Adobe XD that I'm having this issue.
I'm on a Macbook Pro, Mojave OS 10.14.6, and I'm working with Adobe XD 18.104.22.168.
I've tried solutions offered in these posts, but neither was really helpful:
and the Jean-Claude post mention at the beginning of my post.
Thanks in advance!
Sorry to hear about the trouble. Thanks for sharing the detailed information, it's really helpful. Just for testing purposes, could you please try and test one more thing? Could you please try recording the home screen of your desktop and test if you are able to record the audio as well? You don't have to do it on any application, just recording the desktop screen with audio. Let us know how it goes.
First, in order to record any screen recording (e.g. of the desktop), a Mac user needs to start a specific tool like the built-in QuickTime. However, this screen recording doesn't include audio. You need to create an audio recording, which offers microphone choices (if multiple sources are available). But then again, I tested it and Adobe XD doesn't use this setting but defaults to any other randomly or alphabetically ranked input (maybe based on its name).
It doesn't even use the System preferred audio input.
So this isn't really making any difference...
Thank you for your answer.
Yes, I recorded the desktop and other things and the audio worked. I used the built-in microphone and a separate microphone that comes with my set of headphones and in both cases, it recorded the audio.
I figured out a workaround by using Camtasia to record my XD preview, but I would still appreciate finding a fix to this problem so I can record directly on XD in the future.
Thanks for sharing the details Edgar, we have raised a feedback ticket with our Engineering team to investigate this further. We do need a few more information and we'll really appreciate if you can share that with us:
1. No, it is actually the first time I use Adobe XD on this computer.
2. I have attached the screenshots. I had three options, so I just took a screenshot for each one of them. I hope they help.
3. Unfortunately, I cannot change users right now because I am using my office MacBook and my permissions are limited. I am not able to change users, even to Guest. I raised a ticket to my IT department, so if I am able to get that done quickly I will reply here.
Thanks for sharing the screenshots Edgar, it's really helpful. Do let us know if you are able to check it on a new user account.
Are you using a separate microphone in stead of the built-in Mac(Book) microphone ?
Thanks for your input above, forgot to mention it in my reply to Rashib.
Yes, I have tested with the built-in microphone, a set of headphones, and a set of earphones with a microphone. None of them worked in XD, all of them work with Camtasia, Slides, Meet...
Ditto. Same problem. Tried everything you've tried. I've seen all the other threads as well. Oddly enough, the mic recording used to work for me. I don't know what changed. I don't have Soundflower, and am able to record my desktop with audio just fine. I'm using the built-in mic. I am running Catalina 10.15.5 and XD Version 22.214.171.124, Creative Cloud Sync 126.96.36.199.
Update: I just updated Adobe XD to 188.8.131.52 and it still doesn't work.
Sorry for the trouble you're facing with recording in XD. If you have tried the steps suggested in the post. I would suggest getting in touch with our support team using this link: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/contact.html so that you can get the immediate assistance on the issue.
Hope it helps.
Hey Edgar, seems like this has been plaguing so many of us Mac users on a variety of OS. I'm exactly as you are and have followed all the threads and tried all suggestions, but still no joy. Did you ever follow up or get any solutions from Adobe? Regards
Adobe XD and microphone recording seems to be fragile... Mine is broken back now. Microphone is working in all others applications. Only Adobe XD is not capturing it. I’m on Mac 10.13.6. My previous fix is not possible sonce I don’t have that extension anymore. So it’s something else this time.