What you can check if you are in a meeting and your camera does not work
Please use our Quick Test if you have a problem with your camera while using eyeson. Often, the Quick Test already gives you hints about the source of the problem.
When you are already in a meeting, you can find the Quick Test if you go to More options and then choose Help or Device Settings in the left sidebar.
Please also check the following things:
- Camera muted?
Ensure your camera is turned on. If your camera icon looks like the image below, your camera is turned off. To turn it on, simply click on the icon.
Kindly note: If 9 people are already visible in the video stream, your video will not automatically be shown even if your camera is turned on. With eyeson, a maximum of 9 videos are displayed on the screen using the automatic layout. For more information on which layout settings you can choose as a moderator/speaker to be shown on the screen in such a situation, please read this article.
- Correct device selected?
Did you select the right device for your meeting and/or the Quick Test? In your meeting, go to Device Settings to check or change your camera settings.
- Camera detected?
If the right webcam is chosen, but not detected, check
- if you gave the required permissions (on Windows/Mac, or in your browser) for eyeson to access your devices
- if your computer/laptop has activation/deactivation buttons for your devices. Several brands of laptops can have specific functions, so please check if there is a function key for webcam activation on your specific device.
- Device currently in use?
Are other programmes currently using your camera? If this is the case, this might be the reason why eyeson is not able to detect your device.
- Device connected and activated?
Check the connection or on/off-button of your webcam. If you are using a virtual camera, verify that you activated it.
- Try another browser or an update
Sometimes the browser might be the problem. Try using another browser or update your current browser if you are not using the most recent version. Here you can verify which browsers are supported by eyeson.
- Try another device
If nothing else helps solving your problem, try another device. A different webcam or the same camera on another computer/laptop might work.
Should you have any questions or difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org!