Programs like iChat and FaceTime work just fine on Macs (to say nothing of Skype), so the basic functionality in the OS must be available.
I do know that the ktxt (?? sp.) that SnapzPro X uses to record audio for its product was broken in OS X 10.8, but they are working on a fix.
My guess is that there is no generic (Windows/Mac/Linux) solution.
I have spoke with the Wolfram developers in the last year about adding audio recording capability (to match the video capture of the built-in camera), and they indicated that they were working on it.
On Aug 5, 2012, at 2:35 AM, djmpark <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It works on Windows 7, but what good is it? Its only purpose seems to be to > insert audio comments into a notebook, consuming a lot of space. > > My last experience with an Apple product was an Apple II computer so I am > hopelessly out of date with them. I am probably missing good things but > people I communicate with and comments on MathGroup seem to describe a few > problems and disconnects with Macs, the above being just one example. I > recently looked into meeting software because this would be great for > collaboration and demonstrating notebooks - if it is at a reasonable price > and if it works. HP has meeting software called Virtual Rooms. But they > state that there is no audio communication with Mac computers. There is > software called TeamViewer that Ii tried but again there were deficiencies > with Macs. It wasn't possible to drop files that a Mac user could pick up. > All my attempts were with Mac users and only one of them was successful. In > the others the software either crashed or there was annoying delayed > reverberation with the audio. > > > David Park > email@example.com > http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/index.html > > > > > From: David Reiss [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > > Does anyone have any insight as to why > > SystemDialogInput["RecordSound"] > > is not implemented on the OSX platform? > > Is it because there is no sound recording API for OSX? I don't know that > there is not a sound recording API for OSX, just wondering if none > exists.... If none exists, Id find that odd.... > > Any nights appreciated. > > --David > >