# How to use Akkadu in online events

Four steps:

  1. Install virtual cable
  2. Setup video conferencing platform
  3. Stream audio
  4. Stream video

# Install virtual cable

The virtual cable is a device you need to install one-time in your laptop to be able to loop and stream the high quality audio from any video conferencing platform such as Zoom, WebEx, Teams, Google Meets, etc. to Akkadu system.

Download the virtual cable hereopen in new window:


virtual_cable

Install the virtual cable following these 4 steps:

  • Click Download to download the VBCABLE_Driver_Pack43.zip file
  • Unzip the file
  • Find the file VBCABLE_Setup_x64.exe and Run as administrator
  • Click Install Driver

# Setup video conferencing platform

Open your client's video conferencing platform. Can be any platform such as Zoom, WebEx, Teams, Google Meets, etc. For this example we are using Zoom:


zoom

Since you only need to loop the audio to Akkadu system, follow these 3 steps:

  • Mute your microphone
  • Disable your camera
  • Set the Speaker to the virtual cable
    • By doing this you will send the audio from the video conferencing platform to the virtual cable

zoom_speaker

# Stream audio

In the same laptop you opened your client's video conferencing platform, use Chrome browser to access your dashboard, find your event and click Stream:


stream

In the streaming console, select Settings button:


audio_settings1

Select Audio settings:


audio_settings2

Select the virtual cable:


audio_settings_virtualcable

Click Start:


audio_streaming1

Check the bottom of the page:


audio_streaming2
  • If there is a green bar moving:

    Congrats! You are streaming high quality audio to the interpreters, transcribers and AI system 🎉🎉

    • In order to test, scan the QR code or use the URL link to access the audience page to listen to the floor language. The audio you hear should be in high quality and identical to the audio from the video conferencing platform.
  • If there is no green bar moving:

    ⚠️ Your laptop is not receiving the audio:

    • Make sure you selected the virtual cable in the audio settings
    • Make sure you selected the virtual cable in the video conferencing platform
    • Make sure there are people speaking in the video conferencing platform

# Stream video

Note: For AI Translated Subtitles you don't need to Stream video.

Click Screen Sharing:


screen_sharing

Select the video conferencing application:


scree_sharing_select

After you select the image will show up in the screen:


scree_sharing_live

Now you are streaming the live video and audio to the interpreters and/or transcribers 🎉🎉🎉




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Last Updated: 5/2/2022, 5:23:36 AM