Classroom Audio Distortion


The audio from the classroom podium sounds distorted


If you are using VLC player:

check the program volume (lower right-hand corner).  Currently (as of the time this FAQ is being written) it is set to default to 200%.  This will boost all volume output levels by a factor of two, which means that levels already over the 50% threshold will max out the system volume, causing distortion.  This can be a useful feature when playing audio or video where the sound is too quiet and needs to be boosted, but generally you will want the program volume set to 100%. 

If you are not using VLC player: 

There may be something incorrectly configured incorrectly in/on the podium audio hardware.  Call the Help Desk at (206) 281-2982.