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Checking Audio and Video for Macintosh Using Skype for Business

Operating System: Macintosh OS X

Applies To: UB faculty, staff and students

Last Updated: February 9, 2017

Checking Audio

  1. Click the Apple logo in the upper left corner and click System Preferences.
  2. Select Sound from the System Preferences window to open the Sound preference window.
  3. Click the Output button, and then select your sound output device from the list.
  4. Select a device for the sound output. If you're using multiple external speaker systems, select the one you prefer for sound output.
  5. Select Internal Speakers if you want to use the default sound output device.
  6. Clear the Mute check box if it's ticked, then drag the Output volume slider left or right to decrease or increase volume.
  7. Click the Input button if you want to adjust your microphone's settings.
  8. Select the microphone you want to use from the Select a device for sound input field. If you're using an external microphone, select the one you prefer to use.
  9. Select the Internal microphone option if you're using the built-in microphone.
  10. Check the Use ambient noise reduction check box to decrease background noise, then drag the Output volume slider to increase or decrease microphone volume.

Checking Video

1. From the Skype for Business pull-down menu, Select Skype for Business > Preferences.

2. Select Audio/Video and you should see yourself in the camera preview window.

3. If you don't see yourself, from the Video Device Settings pull-down menu, select your camera. 

Common Questions

What audio and video devices are recommended for use with Skype for Business?

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