During your event, you may want to play music or share a video with audio. If you try to screen share without using one of the below options, you may notice that you're not hearing audio. Don't worry, that is how browsers work and we have solutions for you!
To be able to hear music or audio with videos, you have the choice of a few options that are listed below. This would apply for anyone (organizer, speaker, or attendee) that wants to share their screen and play audio.
1. Sharing a Chrome Tab
This is the easiest way to share audio. When you screen share, please choose "Chrome Tab" with the video or music ready to go within the tab itself. Then, you can hit play whenever you're ready! You audience will be able to hear your content with no problem.
Note: Be sure you're sharing a Chrome Tab only, not your entire screen. If you do not share the Tab only, it will not work.
2. VoiceMeeter for PCs
This is a third party application that has been used successfully on Hopin. You are able to download the application, and you will be able to play video and audio through your PowerPoint Presentation or from another application on your device. This is not as user friendly as the Mac option, but works well.
Here is a video tutorial.
3. Loopback for Macs
This is a third party application that has been used successfully on Hopin. You are able to download the application, and you will be able to play video and audio through your PowerPoint Presentation or from another application on your device. Feedback on Loopback is that it is more user friendly than the PC option.
Here is the direct website.
Video and written tutorials are coming soon! You can always check out Loopback's help documents until we get ours personally done for you.
4. RTMP Streaming
Audio will automatically be sent to Hopin when you stream via RTMP from Streamyard, OBS, Wirecast, Ecamm, and others. This is only available on the Stage, and you do not have to use any of the above options.
You can see more information about RTMP and the Stage here.