How To Play A Video With Sound On Gotomeeting

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Utilizing audio during virtual meetings and presentations on GoToMeeting can greatly enhance your experience. In this article, I will walk you through the step-by-step procedure for playing a sound-enabled video on GoToMeeting. Along the way, I will also offer some personal advice and tips to assist you in fully utilizing this function.

Step 1: Start the GoToMeeting session

Before we can play a video with sound, we need to start the GoToMeeting session. Open the GoToMeeting app or website and sign in to your account. Once you are signed in, click on the “Start” button to begin your meeting.

Step 2: Share your screen

Now that your meeting has started, you’ll need to share your screen with the other participants. Look for the “Share Screen” button and click on it. A new window will open, displaying the available screens or applications that you can share. Select the screen or application where your video is located and click “Share” to start sharing your screen.

Step 3: Play the video

With your screen shared, you can now play the video that you want to share with sound. Open the video file or website in the application or browser window that you shared. Use the video player controls to start playing the video. Make sure the volume is turned up on your computer or device to ensure the sound is audible to all participants.

Personal insight: It’s a good idea to test the video with sound before you start your GoToMeeting session to ensure everything is working properly. Adjust the volume settings on both your computer and the video player to find the right balance. Remember, you want the sound to be audible but not overpowering.

Step 4: Enable audio sharing

By default, GoToMeeting does not share computer audio, so the participants won’t hear the sound from the video you are playing. To enable audio sharing, look for the “More” button on the GoToMeeting control panel and click on it. From the dropdown menu, select “Share Computer Sound”. This will allow the participants to hear the sound from your video.

Personal insight: Enabling audio sharing is crucial for playing a video with sound on GoToMeeting. It ensures that all participants can fully experience the video, including its audio components. Don’t forget to inform the participants that you have enabled audio sharing so they know to listen for sound.

Step 5: Engage with the participants

As the video plays, take the opportunity to engage with the participants. Ask for their thoughts or opinions on the video content. Encourage them to ask questions or share their own experiences related to the video. This interaction will make the overall meeting more engaging and collaborative.

Personal insight: Playing a video with sound is a great way to break up the monotony of a virtual meeting. It adds visual and auditory stimulation, making the content more memorable and impactful. However, be mindful of the video’s length and relevance to the meeting agenda to ensure it doesn’t derail the overall purpose of the session.


Playing a video with sound on GoToMeeting is a simple but powerful feature that can elevate your virtual meetings and presentations. By following the step-by-step process outlined in this article, you can easily share videos with sound and engage your participants in a more dynamic and interactive way.