Title: Having Trouble With Mic On TS
Jaffa Afterlife - July 9, 2005 05:27 AM (GMT)
As some of you already know, no one can hear me on TS, so I was wondering if anyone has any solutions so people can hear me whine about Mary, lol.
Ruliah Lafahhr - July 9, 2005 06:08 AM (GMT)
I was having the same problem; I solved it (kind of), but I really can't tell you how. I've had myriad problems since I formatted, most of them driver-related, but even though the others can hear me on TS now, they all have a .75-1.25-second echo to them, which makes conversation utterly impossible. I have no clue what the problem is, or how to fix it, but you're not alone in your frustration. If I figure something out, I'll let you know.
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Jaffa Afterlife - July 9, 2005 06:37 AM (GMT)
Thx Ruliah, I'll look into that too when I am not being too lazy.
Sereg Caranaglar - July 9, 2005 02:46 PM (GMT)
A couple notes:
1. I had the same issue with my mic earlier. What I did to solve it may or may not work as this is probably specific to my hardware (soundblaster audigy). I openned control panel, sound and audio devices properties, then on the audio tab, I selected the volume button under sound recording. That pops open the Recording Control Center. What I found was that I had 'Analog Mix' selected. I deselected that, and selected Microphone and it worked!
2. I had the echo too for a good portion of the Thirsty River mission.
|they all have a .75-1.25-second echo to them, which makes conversation utterly impossible|
This was caused because one of the other members on the server was not talking either but was just listening, and their speakers were feeding back into the server (no headset I guess). What you had to do for that was go into the TS panel, right click on their user, and select mute. Then they could still hear us, but there was no more echo. May have been better had we got them to mute their own mike as this way everyone had to mute them individually but it worked.
Jaffa Afterlife - July 11, 2005 12:58 AM (GMT)
Ok, so apparently the mic does work... The only problem is that I have to speak right into it and if I put the headset on, it's not long enough to be right in front of my mouth...
Torak Zakath - July 11, 2005 03:24 PM (GMT)
The echo can also be caused if you've got your mic set to autospeak instead of push-to-talk. If you have a lot of background noise, it will keep your mic channel open and tends to cause the echo issue on the server. I get it a lot when two people talk at once on both TS & Vent. While I've heard a feedback echo from someone using speakers w/ their mic, it can happen without it. I'd just encourage everyone to set up their console for push-to-talk and assign a keyboard key to it, and only press it while talking.
And Jaffa, you may want to see if there's a "mic boost" option in your sound properties dialog. On most mics, this feature will pick up more of the background noise, but if it's too sensitive, boosting it might actually make it more normal so you don't have to have the mic inside your mouth for it to work. ;)