TeamSpeak Information

What is TeamSpeak?

TeamSpeak is proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) software that allows computer users to speak on a chat channel with fellow computer users, much like a telephone conference call. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone.

Download TeamSpeak

Download from TeamSpeak Downloads Page.

Notes:
Download the appropriate CLIENT software for your operating system type.
If asked, you do not need the Overlay option.

Resource Links

First Time Set-up

Settings > Set-up Wizard

Step 1 – Choose a Nickname (your OpenSim Avatar name)
Step 2 – Microphone Settings

  • Use Push-to-Talk
  • HotKey F9 is a standard default in the gaming community

Step 3 – Test Microphone

  • Press the Begin Test Button
  • Press F9 and start talking, Release to go back on mute
  • Press Stop Test when finished

Step 4 – Useful Key Bindings

  • Speaker Mute – Not required unless you skipped Step 2

Step 5 – Sound Pack

  • Your personal preference

Step 6 – Post Set-up Options

  • Check Open Bookmarks
  • Uncheck Open Public Server List
  • Uncheck Rent your own Team Speak Server

Click Finish

Bookmarks

Step 1 – Click Add Bookmark

Step 2 – Select the New Bookmark and Edit Parameter

  • Label: VWBPE
  • Server: vwbpe.teamspeak3.com:4881
  • Nickname: This should already be filled in for you
  • Password: Blank
  • Click OK

Connecting to TeamSpeak

  • Go to Bookmarks
  • Select VWBPE from the List
  • System should connect you automatically

There are 6 channels set-up for voice in Avacon Grid.
To change channels simply double click on the channel name and that that will move your nameplate from the Lobby to whichever channel you want to go to.

Front Lobby
This is the default group you will find yourself in. From here you can jump to other channels except the VWBPE Office channel which is reserved for admins.
VWBPE Main Stage
Presenters on the main stage will stream on this channel.
VWBPE Rockcliffe 2
Presenters on the Lecture Area 1 (main stage will stream on this channel).
VWBPE Rockcliffe 3
Presenters on the main stage will stream on this channel.
VWBPE Rockcliffe 4
Presenters on the main stage will stream on this channel.
VWBPE Social Network
A common hangout which will broadcast music and have other social engagement during the conference.

NOTE: In AvaCon Grid, if you are a presenter or broadcast camera person, turn off the Text to Speech options.

FAQ

Using Text Chat

At the bottom of the screen you will see two chat channel windows. One says “VWBPE Conference 2015,” the other should be named the channel your profile is currently in.

To use text chat, click on the tab that corresponds to the channel that you are in.
Type chat where it indicates “Enter Chat Message … “
Your message will be sent to all members of the channel.

Note that only the server admins can send chat messages on the main “VWBPE Conference 2015” Channel.

Microphone / Headset Settings

If sound is not working correctly for you for some reason, it is likely because TeamSpeak has selected the wrong setting for your computer.

To manually assign playback and recording capture devices go to:
Settings > Options > Playback (to adjust speakers / headphone settings), or
Settings > Options > Capture (to adjust microphone settings)

Please do not test these settings in any of the main channels. You can test your settings out in the Main Lobby channel. If no one is there to help either, type a chat message (at the bottom of the screen) in one of the channels where you see either a channel moderator (little icon with a C on it) or a server moderator (little icon with an S on it).

TTS Notifications

Text to Speech Notifications can be turned off or on by going to:
Settings > Options > Notifications

  • Change Sound Pack to : Sounds Deactivated
  • Change While Output Muted: Play no sounds

Note that this will require that you close and relaunch the TeamSpeak software for the change to take effect (program bug).

NOTE FOR BROADCAST CAMERA OPERATORS AND PRESENTERS: WE ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDING THAT YOU SET ALL NOTIFICATIONS TO “SOUNDS DEACTIVATED” AS THIS WILL DISTRACT FROM THE PRESENTATION AND / OR FILMING PROCESS.