Set Up Audio and Video

The Set Up Audio and Video feature does the following:

  • Automatically finds and selects the preferred audio device for your application without requiring you to go through a setup process. Set Up Audio automatically reconfigures audio devices for your application when you detach a device or attach a new device to your computer.
  • Allows you to specify an alternative speakerphone device for calls. It also allows you to specify separate speaker and microphone devices for your application's audio.
  • Allows you to test devices and adjust speaker and microphone volumes.
  • Automatically finds and selects the preferred webcam video device for your application without requiring you to go through a setup process. Set Up Audio and Video automatically reconfigures webcam video devices for your application when you detach a device or attach a new device to your computer.

 Note    While Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant does not support video, you can use this interface to configure video for Microsoft Lync 2010.

Set Up Audio and Video - Speaker/Microphone or Speakerphone

For best results, select the same device for both the speaker and microphone, because choosing separate devices may cause audio echoing during a call. However, if you cannot avoid using separate devices and you do experience echoing, minimize it by lowering the volume of the microphone and the speaker.

The Set Up Audio and Video - Speaker/Microphone or Speakerphone page enables you to select a speaker and microphone for the audio portion of your application. You can also choose separate devices for the speaker and microphone. By default, Set Up Audio and Video automatically select speaker and microphone devices in the following priority order:

  1. Default system devices
  2. Speakerphone on selected telephony device
  • Default   When the Default option is selected, Set Up Audio automatically detects and selects the preferred speaker and microphone or speakerphone for you. When this option is selected, your speaker and microphone or speakerphone devices are automatically reconfigured when you detach or re-attach a device, or attach a new device.
  • Custom   Select this option to choose a specific device, rather than having Lync 2010 Attendant choose it for you. Additionally, this option lets you choose different devices for your speakers and your microphone.
  • Disable   Select this option to disable the speaker or microphone or speakerphone.

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Speaker

  • If Custom is selected for Speaker/Microphone or Speakerphone, you can choose from among the devices in the Speaker drop-down list.
  • Click Test to test the volume on the speaker. Use the slider to adjust the volume up or down.

Microphone

  • If Custom is selected for Speaker/Microphone or Speakerphone, you can choose from among the devices in the Microphone drop-down list.
  • To test the volume on the microphone, use the slider to adjust the volume up or down.

Set Up Audio and Video - Sounds

The Set Up Audio and Video - Sounds page enables you to select a speaker for program sounds, such as incoming alerts and notifications. By default, Set Up Audio and Video disables program sounds but you can enable them by selecting an appropriate device from the drop-down list.

  • Use the slider to adjust the volume up or down.
  • Click Test to test the volume on the speaker.

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Set Up Audio and Video – Webcam

The Set Up Audio and Video - Webcam page enables you to select a webcam for Lync 2010, but not Attendant as it does not support video. By default, Set Up Audio and Video automatically selects video devices in the following priority order:

  • Default   When the Default option is selected, Set Up Audio and Video automatically detects and selects the preferred webcam video device for you. When this option is selected, your webcam devices are automatically reconfigured when you detach or re-attach a device, or attach a new device.
  • Custom   Select this option to choose a specific device, instead of having Lync 2010 Attendant choose it for you.
  • Disable   Select this option to disable the webcam.

If you select Default or Custom, you can adjust properties of the webcam video quality, such as brightness, contrast, and exposure.

  • Click Webcam Settings to adjust the video quality of your webcam.
  • Click Apply, and then OK to save the settings.

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