If you reading this article then you may have been messed up by your voice playback and voice input devices. You may. Many people on different video conferencing platforms have reported that they joined a meeting, or created one but didn’t achieve whatever goal they had. The audio system failed them and they struggled the entire meeting trying to configure this and that setting with no success. This mostly happens to people who are new to platforms such as TeamViewer since it is not very straightforward. This article will show you how to fix mic and audio sound issues.
See also: How to download and install TeamViewer
You should know
TeamViewer does not require you to do any audio configuration before you start using it. It usually detects the available sound devices (input and output) and uses them in any presentation, video meeting, or conference call that you engage in. The article will guide you to the setting areas where you will be familiarized with the different audio functions.
Mic and Audio Settings on TeamViewer
These sections will touch on most (or all) of TeamViewer’s functions that involve audio configuration. By looking at them, you will be able to fix any mic and audio issues.
These steps should work across all platforms – Windows, macOS, Mac OS X, and Linux. You can follow them through whether you are connected to the Internet or not.
- From your list of apps, click on TeamViewer to launch it. When launched, TeamViewer opens on the ‘Remote Control’ tab, showing remote ID and password (if you are connected to the Internet).
- Now, click on the ‘Extras’ button at the menu bar. On the menu that pops up, click on the first ‘Option’ button. This opens the ‘TeamViewer options’ box.
Under the ‘Remote Control’ tab
When you are using TeamViewer for remote control, you can play computer sounds and music. Also, you can start recording remote control sessions automatically.
If you need to change any of the aforementioned settings, click the ‘Remote Control’ tab on the right and then check the relevant button on the screen to your left side.
Under the ‘Meeting’ tab
During a meeting, you can share computer sounds and mic (just like in remote control). Also, you can auto-record the meeting. Click on the ‘Meeting’ tab and check the buttons that you see relevant to your issue of concern if any.
Under the ‘Audio conferencing’ tab
This tab highlights the ‘real’ audio configuration settings. Under the ‘Video Playback’ and ‘Voice Input’ sections, you can set the speaker and microphone to be used during communication. The existing audio input and output devices are ‘standard’ options.
Drop down the boxes to select the devices you want to pick voice or broadcast it. You can test them by:
- Clicking on the ‘Play’ button next to the ‘Mute’ label to test the speaker you have chosen.
- Making a sound to test the microphone you have chosen. You will see the ‘Signal’ area growing in greenness.
During a TeamViewer session
Whenever you are on presentation, a video call or an audio conferencing, always check on the ‘Audio’ section to see whether your microphone is muted or the speaker’s volume is down.
It is advisable that when someone else is speaking that you mute your microphone and have your speaker at a good volume. A good meeting moderator should ask you to speak and only then should you unmute your microphone.
All the guidelines mentioned here should deal with all the issues you have. Now, enjoy TeamViewer without audio configuration problems.