Have you confirmed it's the Captivate project? What I mean is to ask if you have tried running the captivate project on different machines and using different headphones. I'm asking because I could fathom the possibility that it's simply an issue with one PC and the headphones.
Thanks, Rick. I've confirmed that it's not my headphones and not just on that particular PC. It's a very bad buzz...I cannot publish it sounding like this. :-(
Any other ideas?
Hmmm, the only thing that comes to mind is to try recording using a different application such as Audacity. See if it records sans the hum. Then import the files into Captivate.
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OK, Rick. I have Adobe Soundbooth so I will try that.
> When I record and then play a module using the PC speakers, it sounds
> regardless of volume level. When I record and then play a module wearing
> headphones, there is a low buzzing noise (electrical hum) in the
> background the
> entire time (regardless of which headphones I use or what volume level I
> set). Any ideas on how to solve this (as I do not know whether my users
> will be
> using headphones or not).
PC speakers are awful. Headphones typically give more complete sound
reproduction. So you are hearing what I'd expect you to hear.
I worked with sound files recently that a colleague recorded. They sounded
fine to her, but hideous through my headphones. Dropping the files into both
Audacity and Soundbooth showed that the buzzing was all in her recordings.
We worked a little to reduce the noise in her recordings, but ultimately I
still had to reduce the noise and normalise the sound with software before
it was usable.
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Could you please be more specific about what audio problem you are seeing here? It's a little unclear.
If there are other (non-audio related) issues with Captivate, please start another thread that deals with those issues. It can get confusing for readers of long threads if the title of the thread is not directly related to the discussion.