Sharing the audio from your mic and video from your webcam to the video gallery in the room requires enabling a few permissions first.
First, your browser needs permission from your operating system to access your camera and microphone. You can manage these permissions by following the steps here on a Mac, and here in Windows.
Then in your browser, you'll need to give Switchboard.app permission to access your camera and microphone. Typically you'll get an "Allow Access" popup when entering a Switchboard room, but if not you can click on your browser below to see how to enable access.
You can change your audio and video inputs by clicking on the arrow next to the microphone and camera icons in the bottom bar of your Switchboard room:
Switchboard uses the audio output that your browser is set to use. You can click on the speaker icon (bottom toolbar for Windows or top toolbar for Mac) to change your system's audio output.
Windows users can also set app specific audio outputs by following the steps here.
Due to Safari's permission restrictions, virtual cameras (like ManyCam) won't work in the browser. If you have a virtual camera, we recommend using Chrome instead.
Why is my camera light on?
If your camera has an indicator light and you're permissions are set up correctly, it will turn on once you enter a Switchboard room.
You can turn off your video feed by clicking on the camera icon in the middle of the bottom bar or by clicking on your video in the gallery and selecting "Disable Video".When you click to disable, we stop the your video stream from leaving your computer and traveling over the network to the room
Your indicator light should remain on since Switchboard still has permission to access your camera. Keeping access open allows you to quickly turn your camera stream back on in the room without needing to reconfiguring your browser permissions each time.