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Sound problems When I am speaking on a video call with someone, I get sound interference in and out. They can always here me, but all I will hear is static. Is that my camera or theirs that is causing this?

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It is most likely the camera at their end, as they are able to see and hear you clearly. Try to position your speakers away from sources of electromagnetic interference as well, and tell the other party to do the same with their microphone. Ask them to run an audio configuration test for their mic as well.

Posted on May 15, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson May 31, 2008

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    This thread has gone 14 days or more without a response.
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    Swilin Sampson Jun 15, 2008

    Hello,



    Kindly close this thread with a “Fixya” rating if you have been able to
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    If the issue is not resolved, please post back with latest developments, what
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