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(5,164 posts)
Fri Oct 28, 2022, 11:03 PM Oct 2022

Reposted from GD: Where it locked..How can I use my phone and my laptop on zoom without a loud echo?

I am reposting this so people can still give me some input. Unfortunately someone alerted my post when I posted it by accident in GD, was that really necessary? I see so many things posted in GD that really should not be there, and this was an innocent post doing no harm to anyone. Unfortunately I can't reply to anyone now.

I stayed up all night to take an early class on lectures etc. and was told to join the meeting with my phone and ignore the message to select join with dial or audio etc. Unfortunately, that did not work as I explained to the instructor, the phone app will not let me join unless I click join with no audio. Then we tested it with my brother as a participant, me as the computer host and the phone as a camera and I made it larger again but again I am not sure how I managed to make the phone camera the dominant image, just by clicking on I think?

But anyway, it did not solve the issue because when he was unmuted the echo etc. came back. So there is no way, maybe, for me to host on the computer, demonstrate the drawing with the phone as camera and still be able to see what students are doing and talk to them. I am sure there must be a way to do this. If anyone has any more ideas please let me know, and thank you for all the help I did receive.

Here was my original question...

I tested it last night and thought that turning the microphone off on the phone solved the problem of loud, screechy interference. But tonight in a class when I was using the phone camera to demonstrate and the laptop to talk to the class there was a bad echo. Also the pic was tiny but someone told me how to make it larger and now I have forgotten how I did that.

*To clarify I am demonstrating a drawing using the phone as a camera and using a laptop as the host to do other things.

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Reposted from GD: Where it locked..How can I use my phone and my laptop on zoom without a loud echo? (Original Post) Meowmee Oct 2022 OP
Mute the volume on one Historic NY Oct 2022 #1
Yes I did that but if all partipants Meowmee Oct 2022 #2
Maybe this will help to figure it out Historic NY Oct 2022 #3
thanks, I will watch it 😁 Meowmee Oct 2022 #4
Unfortunately Meowmee Oct 2022 #5


(5,164 posts)
2. Yes I did that but if all partipants
Fri Oct 28, 2022, 11:07 PM
Oct 2022

are not muted all the time there is still a bad echo and feedback.. we just tested it and this time I joined the phone selecting join with no audio instead of just muting the audio after I joined.


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5. Unfortunately
Sat Oct 29, 2022, 01:17 AM
Oct 2022

nothing there is working either and I watched someone else's video as well.. I had my phone, laptop and ipad in the meeting with the laptop as host.. there was terrible feed back and disconnecting the audio on the phone I think stopped it but everyone except the computer had to be not only muted now but disconnected from audio. None of the menus in the second video were there on my iphone either for what they said to do. I am going to try with my earphone and then give up and just use the videos I have already recorded step by step. At least that way I can stop and talk to the students without awful feedback etc.

That is modern technology for you a lot of the time.. none of it works very well or in this case at all, lol. And the direction given to me from the instructor earlier did not work either, there is no way to connect my phone to the meeting as a camera with out selecting "no audio", she had said just to ignore it, and it would go away, but it doesn't and I can't do anything until I select either wifi, phone or no audio.

I will try calling zoom again but I am not confident that will resolve anything and it will probably just waste more time.

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