On our Dulcimer Club Paltalk session last week (Tuesday, Jan 18) we had many people join to play and also some people joined just to listen. Occasionally we have had people who have tried to play but there were microphone problems. I tried to help someone this week with microphone trouble and from that experience I decided to make some notes with screen shots that might be useful for such events in the future. I put the notes along with screen captures into a pdf file but it was too large for this site so I made an abbreviated version which is attached (under 2 MB).
The problem this week may have been something we missed with Paltalk Express. I don't have any experience with Paltalk Express but it appears Paltalk Express doesn't have the same ability to review/test microphone and speaker settings as Paltalk Messenger, which is what I use.
In a nutshell, it appears Paltalk Messenger allows us to check our microphone and speakers before joining a chat room. Paltalk Express doesn't appear to have an ability to check speakers and microphone before joining a chat room. Maybe some others who have used Paltalk Express can provide more information for Paltalk Express.
Anyway, I know some people have tried to get their mic working in the past and weren't successful and I haven't seen them come back. Maybe this pdf file will provide some information that will help players find solutions and hopefully some dulcimer players would like to try again.
I hope to see (hear) you this Tuesday on Paltalk at 8PM Eastern Time (USA).
- Paltalk Messenger Setup Notes
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