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Do you have to have a microphone to hear audio in skype for business RRS feed

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  • We are doing presentations to users who only need to hear the audio of the presenter. They do not need to participate and do not have microphones attached to their desktops. But Skype will not recognize the speakers. do you have to have a microphone to just hear audio???
    Friday, July 28, 2017 2:07 PM

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  •  do you have to have a microphone to just hear audio???

    Yes, you must have an microphone to hear audio.

     

    You could use headphone jack into computer microphone jack and the Skype‘s auto detect feature into believing that a mic and speakers are connected. Unless you got headphones with a mic built in, the mic won’t work, but you’ll be able to join your conference/training and listen only.

     

    Another solution is configure the registry, the following document is for your reference

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/11/2014/09/23/lync-2013-explained-no-audio-detected/



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    Monday, July 31, 2017 6:20 AM

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  • Skype4B will look for an audio device during a call. Based upon experience, I have noticed that Skype will let you join a meeting as long as you have an audio device. Speakers are fine, but obviously without a MIC they wont be able to hear you.

    What kind of speakers are you using? 3.5MM or USB?

    Monday, July 31, 2017 5:30 AM
  •  do you have to have a microphone to just hear audio???

    Yes, you must have an microphone to hear audio.

     

    You could use headphone jack into computer microphone jack and the Skype‘s auto detect feature into believing that a mic and speakers are connected. Unless you got headphones with a mic built in, the mic won’t work, but you’ll be able to join your conference/training and listen only.

     

    Another solution is configure the registry, the following document is for your reference

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/11/2014/09/23/lync-2013-explained-no-audio-detected/



    Best Regards,

    Leon-Lu
    TechNet Community Support


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    Monday, July 31, 2017 6:20 AM
  • Thanks - You would think they would mention that in the documentation somewhere as it is pretty important. It is obvious that you need speakers to hear audio - but microphones? You can't just assume that all users have microphones available.
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:38 PM
  • Hi Gdunlop99,

    Thank you for your update.


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    Leon-Lu
    TechNet Community Support


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    Friday, August 11, 2017 1:22 AM