2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2008 10:28 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Audio doing Wierd things!!

    Bedfordshire_UK


      Just wondered if anyone has experienced this little querk? All was well, but my captivate has just started to do this today, and it's somewhat annoying and causing me unneccessary re-work.

      Problem is this:
      I am recording narration onto a captivate project which is derived from a converted powerpoint presentation (2003, backward converted to 2003 to inport into Captivate 3).

      When I set my sound levels and record for the first time on a slide it plays back fine, no hissing or quality issues. However, now imagaine I edit the recording and need to insert a newly recorded sentence into this prior recording. BINGO... and here is the issue, when I do this the recording plays back really noisey at this newly inserted piece and the quality is awfull, even though all the equiptment and my voice hasn't changed. I have even tried recalibrating the input before doing an insert and it has made no difference.

      Curiously, if i then add a blank slide to the project and record the new sentences to insert in there and then Import that audio into the preferred slide, it plays back fine. I have no idea why it is doing this and wondered if anyone else has experienced this and if I can do something to fix this issue. It makes eding the audio, hard work and as it was ok before, I am unsure why this has changed now??

      Any advice PLEASE.

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Audio doing Wierd things!!
          macrofireball Level 3
          Hi there,

          What happens if you export the audio file using the Library panel and play the recording through a different player, is the play back still really noisy?

          Best - Mark
          • 2. Re: Audio doing Wierd things!!
            Level 7

            > Curiously, if i then add a blank slide to the project and record the new
            > sentences to insert in there and then Import that audio into the preferred
            > slide, it plays back fine. I have no idea why it is doing this and
            > wondered if
            > anyone else has experienced this and if I can do something to fix this
            > issue.
            > It makes eding the audio, hard work and as it was ok before, I am unsure
            > why
            > this has changed now??

            I experienced similar the other day - I think somehow the original sound can
            be compressed a second time under certain circumstances, causing the bad
            sound quality. I didn't manage to pin down the exact steps that caused my
            sound problem, but it was something similar to what you describe. I think
            you'll have to stick with your workaround for now.

            Steve


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