Viewerhelp:Preferences - Sound & Media

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Control settings for sound, voice chat, and other media.

Master volume

  This slider overrides all other controls. Move left to decrease volume and right to increase volume. Click the speaker icon to mute this, or any volume slider.

Check Mute when minimized to mute all Second Life sound when you minimize the Viewer window. Otherwise, sound continues to play when Second Life is in the background.

KBnote.png Note: Master volume is still superceded by your computer's global sound level and any hardware volume knobs on your speakers or headphones.

  Controls volume of user interface sounds, including clicking on buttons.

  Controls volume of built-in wind and footsteps sounds.
Sound effects

  Controls volume of inworld sound effects emitted by objects and avatars.
Streaming music

  Controls volume of music on a parcel, such as an internet radio station or live concert event. Check Enabled to hear streaming music.

  Controls volume of streaming media, such as a video or a webpage with multimedia content. Check Enabled to hear media sounds.
Voice Chat

  Enable to turn on voice chat and adjust the slider to control volume level. Check Enabled to hear voice chat.
Allow media to auto-play

  Check to automatically play inworld media.
Play media attached to other avatars   TBD

Voice Chat Settings

Listen from

  • Camera position to hear voice chat from your camera's position; useful if you're sitting far away and want to hear a speaker better.
  • Avatar position to hear voice chat from your avatar's position; useful if you're moving your avatar around with another speaker, such as taking a tour of a house.
Move avatar lips when speaking   Check to animate your avatar's lips when you are speak.
Toggle speak on/off when I press   Click Set Key and then press the key you want to toggle the microphone on and off.
Input/Output Devices

  Click to show input and output controls for sound. Default means Second Life uses your computer's global preferences. To override the default, select another device in the dropdown list.
  • Input - Your voice chat device, with volume slider underneath. Speak into the microphone and observe if the green squares are lighting up. Three green squares is a healthy level. If the level goes into red squares, it indicates clipping distortion.
  • Output - The device used to play sound. If you're on a headset that includes a microphone and the output isn't the same as Default, you can change it here.
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