So, when 0.7.5 came out, I decided to give it a shot, but there were too many module that still didn’t work. But the weirdest one, was that when I tested on one of my machines that doesn’t have a Webcam, Foundry would say it “could not initialize Audio/Video, because one of the input devices is unavailable”. However, it would say this even if I went into the A/V settings and said audio only and set it to disabled video. But since I had to back-pedal to keep my majority of module working, I didn’t think much of it.
Tonight, I decided to test the newer builds. And again, the same issue appeared re the A/V. Whereas in previous Foundry builds, it would just show the box with my avatar in the space, and pick up audio. Nothing I did could reset it. I disabled all modules, disabled A/V, reloaded the page, then enabled one bit after another. Nothing.
I then tried something - I grabbed a spare webcam, and plugged it in. Suddenly, it showed a box and was delivering video - but…no audio. I proceeded to clear my cache, reset the site permissions, but no audio.
Here’s where it gets extra odd.
On a lark, I decide to enable the Jitsi module…which has never worked for me on Forge previously.
It works. Straight up. I do have to allow it through my security plugins in the browser, but otherwise, smooth as silk. Pulls audio from my head set. Pulls video from the plugged in webcam. I pull the webcam out, and it can still load up with an avatar in the box and picks up the audio from the microphone.
I turn off my security plug-ins completely, and no chance - core A/V does not work for me in current Foundry 0.7.x, but the jitsi module does.
Since it does, I think I’m fine for my next session. But if I’m missing anything, l’d love to know, because I cannot figure out for the life of me why the core A/V doesn’t work.
Figured I’d share in case anyone else ran into this.
PS: While I marked this a bug, I don’t necessarily think it’s in the Forge. Could be in Foundry. Could be in my Browser, or in some of the security settings I have on the machine at large. My intent is to try it on a couple different machines later this week, and see if I can pin it down to machine or settings somewhere.