Speakers at Voice Tables
Once a user name is given permission to speak, he will see a
"Start" button in the voice menu at the right of the chat area. In
order to begin broadcasting to the
table, he has to click the "Start" button.
Flash may display a security
pop-up, asking permission to access the user's microphone. Unless the
user allows Flash to access the microphone, he will not be
To start broadcasting, the speaker either holds down his left
mouse button over or holds down the spacebar on his
keyboard while he speaks. The "Click to speak" button will change to a
"Broadcasting..." button when the speaker goes live to his audience.
After he's done talking, he can release the
"Click to speak" button and this will stop the transmission. The
speaker repeats this step until they are finished speaking. Clicking
the "Stop" button will close the voice session for the speaker
name will no longer be displayed in the voice menu.
User names who are not currently authorized to speak at the table will
see a button labeled "Request to speak" only if the
host has checked "Allow applications" in the "Speakers" dialog box. As
it is with all table settings, the table host decides how the voice
feature will be used at their table.
It is recommended that speakers use headphones in order to
avoid feedback issues.
Speakers are notified when their permission to speak is
revoked by the Voice Administrator.
- If the "Broadcasting..." button does not
become highlighted in red when you hold it down and speak,
check the Flash settings to see if the correct device is selected.
Right-click on the table, click "Settings" in the menu that appears
then click the microphone icon. Click the small arrow next to the
selected device and try the other options in the list if there are more
- Check if the microphone is plugged in (never hurts to
take a look, as obvious as it may seem!)
- If some of your listeners can hear you fine, but others say they
cannot hear you, make sure they are using the web version, and not the
older downloadable version of BBO.To use the newest version of Bridge Base they have to click www.bridgebase.com then click "Play Bridge Now" and log on as usual with their normal username and password.