If you are using Microsoft Teams for remote meetings or video conferences, you may have noticed that the sound from your computer is not being transmitted to other participants. This can be frustrating if you need to share audio or video during your presentation. Fortunately, there are several ways to include computer sound in Teams. Here are some of the methods:
Method 1: Share System Audio
The easiest way to include computer sound in Teams is to share system audio during your presentation. This feature is available on both Windows and Mac computers. To share system audio, follow these steps:
- Start your presentation or video call in Teams
- Select “Share” on the toolbar
- Click on “Desktop” and select the screen you want to share
- Check the “Include system audio” box
- Click “Share” to start sharing your screen and system audio
With this method, you can play any audio or video on your computer and it will be transmitted to other participants in real-time.
Method 2: Use Stereo Mix
If you are unable to share system audio, you can use the Stereo Mix feature on your computer. This feature allows you to record and transmit audio output from your computer to other participants. Here’s how to use Stereo Mix:
- Right-click on the speaker icon in the taskbar
- Select “Recording devices”
- Right-click anywhere in the list of devices and select “Show Disabled Devices”
- Enable “Stereo Mix” and set it as the default recording device
- Start your presentation or video call in Teams and select “Stereo Mix” as your microphone
With this method, you can play audio or video on your computer and it will be transmitted to other participants through the Stereo Mix input.
Method 3: Use a Virtual Audio Cable
If you need more control over audio routing, you can use a virtual audio cable. This software creates a virtual audio device that can be used to route audio between applications. Here’s how to use a virtual audio cable:
- Download and install a virtual audio cable software on your computer
- Configure the software to create a virtual audio device
- Start your presentation or video call in Teams and select the virtual audio device as your microphone
- Play audio or video on your computer and it will be transmitted to other participants through the virtual audio device
With this method, you can route audio between different applications and customize the audio settings to fit your needs.
By following these methods, you can easily include computer sound in Teams and share audio or video during your presentation or video conference. Whether you use the built-in system audio sharing feature, Stereo Mix, or a virtual audio cable, you can transmit audio output from your computer to other participants in real-time. Try these methods and see which one works best for you.