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Audio Troubleshooting

Answers to common audio issues.

We designed Kumospace to be the most fun place on the internet to hang out with friends and colleagues. The guide below is designed to help you troubleshoot common audio issues so that you can get back to the fun ASAP!

For the best experience with Kumospace, please use Google Chrome. To download Chrome, click here. 

Microphone Issues

My microphone doesn't work

This may be because camera and microphone permissions have been turned off in Google Chrome. If this is the case, you will see a yellow banner at the bottom of your Kumospace. Click on Update your permissions and a window will pop up to prompt you to give Google Chrome access to your camera and microphone. 

How do I manually grant Kumospace access to my microphone?

You can also manually change the settings.

  1. At the top right of your Chrome browser, click More Settings.
  2. Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings.
  3. Click Microphone.
    • Review your blocked and allowed sites.
    • To allow a site that you already blocked: Under "Blocked," select https://www.kumospace.com and change the Microphone permission to "Allow."

My microphone still doesn't work after giving permission

Try clicking the Microphone button at the bottom of the window to mute and unmute. You can also use the hotkey “2” on your keyboard for this. 

microphone screenshot

If this doesn't solve the problem, click on the Settings button, and ensure that the correct microphone is selected.

mic output screenshot

Remember to reload the page and make sure you've granted Kumospace access to your device's microphone so that the relevant microphone will appear in the dropdown menu.

Setting up & testing microphones

Here are instructions on how to set up and test microphones.

Speaker-Related Issues

I can't hear anyone

The first thing is to check that your volume is on and up to an audible level. If this does not resolve your issue, check that your computer’s audio settings are configured to the correct output device.

The audio is garbled

This can sometimes happen when there are more than three people talking at the same time. Try having some people mute their microphone or split up into smaller groups.

I can hear everyone no matter where they are

If you're on a smartphone or tablet, we recommend switching to a laptop or desktop computer. Kumospace runs best on the Google Chrome web browser. There is a known compatibility issue with Safari. Here is a complete list of supported devices and web browsers. Finally, if the host is using the Broadcast or Present features, you’ll hear the host no matter where they are in the room. In fact, with Broadcast, hosts can present to guests anywhere in the Kumospace event, even other rooms!

My audio appears to be working but nobody can hear me

This may be related to browser extensions preventing you from sending audio correctly. Check to see if you have any browser extensions installed that may be blocking traffic and/or disabling them. To check your Chrome browser extensions:

  1. At the top right of your Chrome browser, click More Settings.
  2. Then on near the bottom left click Extensions.
  3. To disable an extension, toggle the switch for that extension to the off position.
  4. You can also try unplugging any peripherals such as speakers, microphones and headsets. 

Once you've done that, please reload Kumospace and see if that fixes the problem.

Broadcast and Present Issues

The Broadcast or Present features are not working on a Windows 10 computer

On some Windows 10 computers, the Broadcast and Present features fail to load. If you are clicking the Broadcast or Present buttons and nothing happens:

  1. Go to the bottom left of the screen and click the Camera button.camera screenshot
  2. Once you've done that, click again on either the Broadcast or Present button and see if it fixes the problem. 

Some of your guests can't hear your Broadcast or Present 

If your Broadcast or Present are working normally, yet some of your guests cannot hear it, it's very likely that they've run into an issue with firewalls.

If you are on a work or school network, you may run into issues with your organization's internet firewalls. These sometimes block access to certain websites that are used by Kumospace, which can diminish performance. We recommend contacting your system administrator or organization's IT department to ask that the following URLs be whitelisted:

  • *.kumospace.com
  • *.googleapis.com
  • *.firebaseapp.com
  • *.daily.co
  • *.agora.io
  • *.sd-rtn.com

If you need a quick fix, you could also work around this issue by simply changing the audio range in the room to Entire Room, while you are Broadcasting or Presenting. 

 

Still have questions? Contact us: hello@kumospace.com