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How to test my webcam?

How frequently do you video chat with someone? Do you even video chat with someone? But you face problems while video chatting with someone? Well, admit it all of us has done video calling at least once in our life let alone several times in a day.

There are people forwhom video calling is the only way for seeing a person live. There are people who don’t live with their friends and families, instead they live at some other place far from their acquaintances maybe because of their job or study or it could be due to any other reason. What to do then? Should we wait for them to return home and show us their beautiful faces? NO, absolutely not. If it would have been done this way only then what is the use of the technology? We should stop all the experiments and the improvement we have got in the technical area.

Well, because of technology we have so many features and apps which allow us to do a live video calling over the expense of internet mbs but for making a video call we need to have  someequipmentsfirstwhich are a webcam and microphone.

Something we face problems with the webcam or mic and we need to see if they are working or not to replace it further. So in this article we will see how we can test our webcam and mic to see if it is working properly or not.

How to test your webcam using an online website?

Have you brought a new webcam or microphone? But is it not working properly? What to do now? Well there are many online websites where you can test your webcam and see if it is not working properly. So inside this section we will see how to test you very brand new microphone or maybe an old one which used to work properly but since few days it is not working properly due to some reasons which are unknown to you. So let’s first get through the requirements for this process.

What are the requirements you need to fulfil first in order to initiate the process of testing your brand new or maybe an old webcam to see if it is working or not?

So here are the requirements for initiating the process of online testing of your webcam:

  • The very first thing is that you need to have a webcam which you can test to see if that thing works or not.
  • The second and the most important thing without which you cannot proceed further is that you need to have an active internet connection. If you don’t have an active internet connection then you should try to have one or else you won’t be able to test your webcam if it is working or not.
  • Last but not the least you must go to https://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test this website and check if it is running on your device. If not, then find some other way to get to it.

Now, as you know all the requirements, try to fulfil all the requirements otherwise this process won’t be initiated.

Steps to check if your webcam is still working or not:

Given below is the process through which you can actually test if the webcam that you own is working or not. So, let’s without even wasting a single second go through the process of testing your webcam. So, let’s get started with it.

  • The very first step is to open the web browser you have which could be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc. Now from here you need to go to https://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test this website.
  • Once it is opened and you are here for the very first time, a pop up will appear near the browser’s address bar or the back button of the window which will ask permission to use your camera to have access to your webcam. What you need to do is simply click on the ‘allow’ button to allow it to have access to your camera otherwise you won’t be able to test your webcam.
  • After you have click on the allow button to give it the access it demanded, you have for wait at least fro a very few seconds.
  • Now, the testing is getting activated and you should see it for yourself how is everything and what your camera is pointing at, aslo you will be having some numbers at the very sides of the screen mentioning the FPS (frames per second) numbers which the website could record and gave the conclusions for.
  • If you are able to watch an another you in the screen and also this FPS count that Allah your camera or webcam is indeed working accurately. You need not to worry about anything and if you cannot see either one of them or maybe both then you need to replace your webcam with another one because it maybe could be a defective one or cannot be used any further.

Steps to check if the microphone is working properly or not:

Sometimes the webcam is working properly but you cannot say the same for your microphone. So given below are the steps for testing your microphone. So, without wasting any time lest get started with it.

  • The very first step is to open the web browser you have which could be Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc. Now from here you need to go to https://www.onlinemictest.com/this website.
  • Once it is opened and you are here for the very first time, a pop up will appear near the browser’s address bar or the back button of the window which will ask permission to use your microphone. What you need to do is simply click on the ‘allow’ button to allow it to have access to your microphone.
  • After giving it access, you will witness a red box which has a linewithin it. Speak something in your microphone and see if the line moves, if it is moving then your microphone is working properly. If you cannot see any such thing like you can see the line but you cannot see it moving then either the mic you are using is broken or maybe it is not working or maybe you have not set it up properly.

Hey, you lost hope already? Well, if your camera or webcam or maybe your microphone did not pass this simple online test there could be these reasons because of which your camera  or micdid not pass the test. If the reason of your webcam’s or mic’s failing the test is one of the reason below, then you have to just correct that thing rather than substituting your webcam or mic with a new one. So, here are some reasons due to which your webcam or mic failed this online test.

  • Maybe the web browser you are using is Safari. If you are using a Safari web browser then your webcam or mic cannot pass this online test at any cost. All you have to do is simply search for some another webcam test or mic test and try that.
  • Sometimes there is some minor mistakes which can lead to us thinking that the webcam or mic is not working properly. One of is it that maybe it is not connected to the USB socket properly. So check if it is connected to the USB socket properly or not.
  • Now, if the webcam is already connected to the USB socket, then you must at first try to disconnect it and then again connect it and repeat the steps till, you reach your goal. When you have connected the webcam to your device you will either hear a sound or also you will get a pop up indicating that your webcam is connected to your device.
  • The another minor thing is that some of the webcams does have a manual switch for turning the webcam on and off. If the webcam that you are using also has such a switch then make sure the switch is turned on if it already not turned on.
  • Check if the mic that you are using has a mute button, if it has a mute button then turn it off.
  • Sometimes, you leave the volume of your mic to all the way down thinking that there is a problem with your microphone, if it is the reason, try to increase the volume of the mic that you are using.
  • Some webcam does not work if the device from which they are connected to does not have the latest drivers installed in it. To solve this problem, go through the packing of the webcam or maybe the webcam itself to look for the name or maybe number of the model of the webcam that you are using. Now, what you need to do is check that which are the latest drivers available for the name of model of your webcam but how you can do it? All you need to do is simply open the web browser of your device, then straight forwardly go to the google and type ‘name or the model of the driver’ in the search engine of the google. Now, you will get a lot of results for it. You should choose the most reliable on from it and download and install all the drivers available for it.

Geekji Team