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Zoom 5.10.4: What is the function of “original sound” on\off options? How is this overlapped with

jamalnuman
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Zoom 5.10.4: What is the function of “original sound” on\off options?

 

How is this overlapped with microphone option?

 

 

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Patricia_B
Community Champion

The original sound option allows you to preserve the sound from your microphone without using Zoom's echo cancellation and audio-enhancing features. This is ideal if your microphone or sound equipment has these features built-in and you do not need the additional enhancement. You can read more about it here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115003279466-Using-and-preserving-original-sound-in-a-meet...

 

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jamalnuman
Listener

But what physically happens when it’s on or off? This is not clear for me. As if there is no effect when having it on or off

When it's off, Zoom will automatically manipulate your outgoing audio with noise suppression, will eliminate unwanted low frequencies, and adjust the volume of sounds. Original sound being off is ideal for regular office meetings or for any noisy environment. Enabling it is only recommended for playing music or for environments where studio-level equipment is being used.

Keep in mind that when you turn it on, some other audio options will still be enabled by default, such as Echo cancellation and Stereo Audio. A separate option called Suppress background noise may also still be enabled (it can be found in the Audio tab).

 

It is possible that due to these other settings you (or better said your listeners) are not noticing much of a change, or that you are in a low-noise environment so it's not as noticeable. Also, keep in mind some devices/headsets have some of these options built-in and would have to be disabled on the device level if possible.

 

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jamalnuman
Listener

Why this option (original sound on\off) is not available for the participant and only available for the host?

 

 

The option would first need to be enabled by each user in their own Zoom client.

jamalnuman
Listener

How it can be enabled at the Zoom client (screenshot below)? where is the option?

 

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