Mic Test

Test your mic, with Vumu’s microphone test

Follow these steps for your microphone test
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    Give access to your mic
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    Say something on your mic
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    See if the line moves
Your privacy is out top priority
When you test your mic all the data is saved on the users side. VUMU does not record your audio, so there is no need to worry about your privacy.

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Mic Tester

On Vumu’s mic tester you should see a line on your screen. If the line moves when you speak then this means that your mic is working and it has passed the test.

What to do if you don’t see a line after you give access to mic?

Some companies and corporations use firewalls on their devices. If that’s the case then you should contact your IT department and check with them to see if the firewall is blocking the access.
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    Make a loud noise. Sometimes a line does not appear unless you don’t make a loud sound. Do that and see if a line appears.
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    Refresh the page and see if that solves the problem.
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    Lastly check if your mic is connected properly.

What to do if you don’t see the line moving after the test?

If you are speaking but the line isn’t moving this means that either the mic is not working or it is not set up properly.

Here’s what you can do to solve the problem
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    Ensure that the microphone is connected in the correct socket in the computer. If the mic is connected to the USB port make sure that it’s inserted properly.
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    It’s also a good idea to check if your mic is muted. At times there’s a button the mic that can mute the mic to make sure it’s turned off.
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    When you test the mike check the volume and see if the volume is turned down.

Why isn’t my microphone working?

Here are some of the reason due to which you mic might not be working properly
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    Mic is not connected. If your mic isn’t connected to the port then it will not work. Trying connecting the mic again and ensuring that it’s connected properly.
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    Cable if your microphone can be damaged. You can get your mic changed or get it repaired.
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    Your microphone can be disabled by your browser. Give access to your mic from the browser settings.
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    Another application is using the microphone
In case any other application is using the microphone then the mic might not work on other applications.

How to unblock, mic
on google chrome?

To unblock or give access

to your microphone follow these steps
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    Go menu
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    Click on the three dots on the browser and Now go to settings
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    Then go on privacy and security and toggle on ask before accessing
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    Make sure that VUMU is not in the blocked list
Chrome privacy

There is alternative way

as well
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    Go to VUMU and Click on the lock sign on the address bar
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    Now click on site settings
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    Next click on allow
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    Lastly refresh your browser

Can firewalls Block, your mic?

If you have a corporate network and use a corporate system then there might be cases where your mic is being blocked.

It can be blocked on the device or in network settings. To get this sorted please contact your IT team and get it unblocked.

What to do, if there is a driver connection problem?

If you have a driver connection problem then reinstall the browser.

This will refresh all the settings and settings would set in default. The mic should be detected after the browser is installed again.

How to test, my microphone?

Testing your microphone with VUMU is easy.

If you want to test your microphone then you can do it by following these few simple steps.

There is alternative way

as well
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    If this is the first time you are checking a microphone using Vumu’s online mic test then click on allow access at the bottom of the screen. A pop up will appear at the corner of the address. Click on allow to give permission to the browser to access microphone.
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    Now speak in the mic. The line on the screen should start moving now. You should see a waveform like this.
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    If the line moves when you speak this means that the mic is working. If the line doesn’t move then it means that either your mic isn’t detected or it is not working. You can attach another mic to see if the problem is with mic or there is any other problem.
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    Lastly refresh your browser

Testing your microphone with Vumu is easy.

If you want to test your microphone then you can do it by following these few simple steps.
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    If this is the first time you are checking a microphone using Vumu’s online mic test then click on allow access at the bottom of the screen. A pop up will appear at the corner of the address. Click on allow to give permission to the browser to access microphone.
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    Now speak in the mic. The line on the screen should start moving now.  You should see a waveform like this.
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    If the line moves when you speak this means that the mic is working. If the line doesn’t move then it means that either your mic isn’t detected or it is not working. You can attach another mic to see if the problem is with mic or there is any other problem.

What is a Vumu Mic Tester

Vumu’s online mic tester helps you check your mic and sees if it works or not. Vumu’s mic tester is a browser based application that means that there is no need to install any additional software.
All you have to do is go to www.vumu.io and start testing your mic. It is as simple as it sounds. You don’t need to worry about the type of browser that you are using. It works on all browsers.
VUMU not only tests your mic and webcam rather it’s a tool which can help you achieve a lot more. You can record your personalized videos with VUMU, you can edit them and share them with your team or your potential customers to create engagement.

How do I get Access permissions to test my mic?

1. Mozilla Firefox

If your mic isn’t working then it might not be working as the mic might not have a permission. Here are some ways you can do it.

How to unblock mic using prompts
Unlocking your mic is really easy. Just follow the instructions below
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    Open firefox and go on the website where you want to give your mic access
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    A pop up will appear on the left side of the address bar asking you if you want to allow access to mic
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    A default will be selected if you want to change that you can do that from he drop down menu
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    Now click on remember this decision at the bottom
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    Next click on Allow to give access
Giving access with FireFox preferences
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    First click on menu  now go to preferences
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    No select privacy and security from the left panel
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    Next go to permissions
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    Now click on settings for mic
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    It will show you list of websites that are either blocked or have access of mic
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    You can change the permission of each website by selecting allow or block in front of it
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    Now click save

2. Microsoft Edge

If you are using Microsoft edge and want to give access to your microphone follow these simple steps
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    Open Microsoft edge
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    Now go to your desired website
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    Next click on the lock sign on the address bar
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    From the dropdown menu click on site permission
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    Click on microphone and from dropdown allow permission
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    Now you'll see a list of websites. Simply allow or block permission for each website.
Managing mic access: To manage mic access follow these steps
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    Open Microsoft edge
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    Now click on settings
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    Next click on site preferences
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    Now click on microphone
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    Then select the microphone device
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    Toggle on ask before accessing
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    In block section you can click on trash to turn on the default setting and can do the same under the Allow section

3. Opera

If the browser you are using is Opera and you don't know how to give access to your mic. Worry no more. Some websites may ask your browser to give them access to your mic and opera will always ask for your permission.

Here’s how you can give access to mic on opera
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    Go the settings
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    Now click on advance
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    From there click on privacy and settings
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    Now go to site settings and click in microphone
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    Now lastly turn on ask for accessing at the top

Why should you test your microphone?

It's advised to always test your mic before any important online meeting or video chat. Some of the reasons why you might want to use Vumu’s mic tester are following
If you purchased a new mic you might want to do a mic check and see if it’s working right
You can do a mic test to see if the mic is enabled
If you want to hear your voice and check the quality of mic to see if the voice is being distorted
Incase you are not sure if there is a built in mic or not you can do mic check
If you are not sure whether other applications are detecting the mic or not

Mic check best practises

Take a look at the best practices for checking microphone
If you have a built in camera that’s great but If you don’t have a built in mic then you should invest in a good quality mic
When you are doing mic check or recording an audio make sure that you are in a quiet place to minimize to noise
Place your mic 5-6 inches away from your mouth or else it can be very loud
If you want to hear yourself then you should use good quality headphones so that you can avoid the noise

Is Vumu’s online mic test safe?

Yes, Vumu’s mic test is completely safe. It does not invade your privacy in any way. Your privacy is our priority.

Here is a list of reasons why you should feel safe using Vumu mic test
Tasks are performed by the browser and saved on users device because of which no data is saved by VUMU when testing audio.
No technical information stored by VUMU while testing the microphone. It is only stored if the user published a review.
If a review isn’t published by the user then all the technical data is deleted.
Reviews are available publicly and they only have technical information
VUMU does not store any audio recordings