Spaces may have complex 3D models or objects in them which can increase the load time, particularly on less powerful devices (i.e., mobile phones and standalone VR headsets). If you are getting stuck on the loading screen, try refreshing the page or loading the scene on another browser or device.
Choppy sounding audio could indicate that your device/network is having trouble with the complexity of the Space. This could be because of the complexity of objects in the scene, or the number of other Space members present. If you are on a mobile phone, you may find audio quality and performance improves if you enter the Space from a more powerful device, such as a computer.
A connectivity issue may result in one person in the Space being unable to hear one or more other participants in a space. We first recommend that you confirm that you can hear other sounds in the Space (for example, the sound an object makes when you add it to the Space, a video in the Space, or the chat sound) and that your Bizverse My Space audio preferences aren't set to 0 volume. Bizverse My Space confirm that you are not muted and that you have allowed microphone permissions for Bizverse My Space. If you aren't getting any audio at all, try reconnecting to the Space with a different audio output device.
If your wired-in headset isn't connecting, we recommend checking the following:
- Is your browser up to date?
- Do you have SteamVR (Vive / Windows Mixed Reality) or Oculus App (Rift) installed and up to date?
- Does your VR headset require other supporting software (e.g., Windows Mixed Reality Portal)? Is this installed and up to date?
- Is your browser using the same graphics card as the VR Headset?
Echo may occur if a participant is not wearing headphones. You can ask participants to mute their mic when they are not speaking, or as a Space moderator you can mute them yourself in their avatar menu. You can also reduce the volume of the user in their avatar menu. See Bizverse My Space Features for more information.
Confirm that your browser has hardware acceleration enabled. This will allow your browser to utilize the graphics card, which is important for rendering Bizverse My Space with better performance. If you are on a laptop with a discrete GPU, you should also confirm that the browser is using the dedicated card in the computer settings.
An error that says "unable to connect" is often caused by a firewall. At a minimum, Bizverse My Space needs your computer to connect to external ports 80 and 443, both via TLS. Ideally, you should also open up ports 51610-65535 on UDP and TCP for Bizverse My Space on your router's firewall.
Note that for self-hosted versions of Bizverse My Space you need to open ports 49152-60999 on UDP and TCP. You will also need to open port 19302 on UDP and TCP.
If you are using Internet Explorer, try opening the website on another browser. If it doesn't appear on other pages, try clearing your cache and cookies for that page.
If no sound is being picked up from your voice, first check that your mic is properly plugged in and that you selected the right mic in the browser permissions (typically to the left of the address bar). If it is still not working, you may need to look in the privacy and security settings on your computer to ensure that mic permissions are not being blocked. If it still does not work, try in another browser. Bizverse My Space works best in Firefox and Chrome, but it also runs on Edge and desktop Safari.
If the mic is picking up your voice but it sounds distorted. Check you aren't using a bluetooth headset mic, as these do not always work well with browser-based tools.
Similar to mic issues, if you can't get screen sharing or the webcam to work, first ensure that any required peripherals (webcam) are plugged in. Ensure they have the right permissions to run in your browser (typically to the left of the address bar). If it is still not working, you may need to look in the privacy and security settings on your computer to ensure that permissions are not being blocked. If it still does not work, try in another browser. Bizverse My Space works best in Firefox and Chrome, but it also runs on Edge and desktop Safari.
By design, any objects you create in a Space will disappear when you leave. This prevents the Space from becoming cluttered and slow as things are left behind. If you do want an object to stay in the Space, open the object's controls (hover your cursor over it and press the space bar on desktop), and select "pin". A pinned object will stay in the Space until it is unpinned or deleted.
If you try to import an object and it loads as a broken link, it could be an unsupported file format, or the file might be too large. Bizverse My Space supports file uploads up to 150MB.
Some older systems have trouble rendering 2D objects in the scene. If you suspect this is happening, try reloading the page with the following flag at the end of the URL: ?disablebatching. For example:
YouTube videos don't work reliably in Bizverse My Space. We recommend trying Vimeo or saving your video to Dropbox and streaming from there.
If you can't find what you need in the rest of the documentation, see the help page for ways to get in touch.