Microphone component making PsychoPy freeze

OS (e.g. Win10): Mac Ventura 13.2.1
PsychoPy version (e.g. 1.84.x): v2023.2.3
Standard Standalone? (y/n) If not then what?: yes, standalone
What are you trying to achieve?:
I have a routine at the end of my experiment using the microphone component and it freezes the app about 25-50% of the time. There is no error message. Just “Application Not Responding”

What did you try to make it work?:
I’ve tried updating PsychoPy and making sure that PsychoPy is the only application running at the time.

Have you got transcription ticked in the microphone component? The dictionary can take time to load for the first component for Whisper.

I do not. but thank you for the suggestion!

Hi, I am having the same issue with my experiment when adding a microphone component with Whisper transcription.

The app freezes and says “Application Not Responding”, and I am also getting a warning which says: “Userwarning: resource_tracker: There appears to be 1 leaked semaphore objects to clean up at shutdown”.

Did you manage to overcome this issue?

Many thanks,


Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to overcome this issue. :frowning: