Häufig gestellte Fragen zum Voice-Chat

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!!!!UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!!

Einrichten des Voice-Chats

Was benötige ich für die Nutzung des Voice-Chats?

Um den Voice-Chat nutzen zu können, benötigen Sie::

  1. Einen Computer, der die Systemanforderungen erfüllt.
  2. Eine Breitband- (z.B. DSL-oder Kabel-) Verbindung zum Internet.
  3. Ein Voice-over-IP(VoIP)-Headset (empfohlen) oder ein Mikrofon und Lautsprecher an Ihrem Computer. Ein VoIP-Headset bietet die beste Klangqualität und vermeidet störende Echos der eigenen Stimme während eines Gesprächs.

Wie kann ich mein Headset (Kopfhörer mit Mikrofon) anschließen?

VoIP headsets come in two flavors: they either have two plugs (one for the microphone and one for the earphones), or they have a single USB (Universal Serial Bus) connector. The connectors on the two-plug variety are usually color-coded:

  • Green for the speaker connector
  • Pink or orange for the microphone connector

If your headset connectors are color-coded, match them to the like colors of the receiving sockets on your computer.

If your connectors aren't color-coded, look for the microphone and speaker symbols on the connectors themselves and match them to the like symbols on your computer.

If your headset has a USB connector, simply connect it to any available USB socket. On some Windows systems, you'll need to have the USB headset plugged in when you start the operating system.

How do I plug in an external microphone and speakers?

If your connectors are color-coded as described above for a headset, match them to the like colors of the receiving sockets on your computer.

If your connectors aren't color-coded, look for the microphone and speaker symbols on the connectors themselves and match them to the like symbols on your computer.

How do I select which microphone and speakers to use for voice?

If your volume works initially, but some Residents complain they can't hear you, it may be that:

  • You're too far from your microphone
  • Your microphone isn't working properly
  • Your microphone settings are incorrect or have changed for some reason

You can change your device settings in Second Life:

  1. From the menus at the top of the Second Life Viewer, open Edit > Preferences.
  2. Click the Voice Chat tab.
  3. Click the Device Settings button. You'll see Input device (microphone) and Output device (speakers).
  4. Click each dropdown to change it from Default to another device.

You can see an illustration of this on page 4 of our Quickstart Guide.

In some cases, you may need to relog into Second Life.

If you prefer, you can change the default input and output devices on your operating system.

On a computer running Windows

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Open Sounds and Audio Devices. In Windows Vista, this is called Audio Devices and Sound Themes and it's found under Hardware and Sound.
  3. Look in the Volume tab to make sure that the Mute checkbox is not selected and the device volume is set where you want it.
  4. In the Audio tab, select the primary input and output audio devices from the dropdown list.

If you're using a USB audio device, make sure it's been recognized by Windows and appears in the dropdown list.

On a Mac

  1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences and click Sound.
  2. For Output, select the desired device to hear the audio through and make any changes to volume.
  3. For Input, select the desired device to speak into and adjust the volume.

After setting this correctly, you should see the speaking indicator and volume waves (white dot and green and red waves) move when you talk.

It's always a good idea to test playing and recording sounds in other programs to verify if it's a problem with your computer system, rather than being isolated to Second Life.

How do I test my voice?

We have a place called Voice Echo Canyon. Simply teleport there and start talking. If your voice is working, whatever you say there will be repeated back to you, and you can hear the quality of what you sound like. Learn more about Voice Echo Canyon and watch a video demo.