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Thanks for the suggestion. I'm assuming that you're suggesting recording the sounds with FreeCorder, then import the results as audio tracks within Captivate?
Have you used FreeCorder before?
Yes and Yes! Actually, FreeCorder is a very handy utility to have in your stable. It can capture sounds that are otherwise impossible. For example, my laptop sound card is "sucky" according to TechSmith (Makers of SnagIt). As a result, I can't enable the options in Captivate to record system sounds. But FreeCorder lets me!
Check it out. And you can't beat the price!
Thanks Rick. I'd be interested to learn more about "the options in Captivate to record system sounds." Just peeked around and didn't see a system setting for that.
Apparently my sound card fits into the same category as yours, even though my system exceeds the system requirements for Captivate 3 (below). Have you seen any information on sound requirements for Captivate 3?
● Intel® Pentium 4, Intel Centrino®, Intel Xeon®, or Intel Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor
● Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista™ Home Premium,
Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)
● 512 MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
● 700 MB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
● DVD-ROM drive
● 800 X 600 screen resolution (1,024 x 768 recommended)
● Internet or phone connection required for product activation
Nope, none that I'm aware of.
However, keep in mind that it's simply the ability to record System Audio that seems to be errant. And if you read the information on the Applian site, they state that the FreeCorder is able to capture system sound from sound cards (read that "hardware") that doesn't really support it. I'm not sure how they do it, but it's nice they can!
So while some may have the ability, if the hardware itself doesn't support it, I don't suppose we can blame Adobe, eh?
Thanks Rick. My beef with Adobe at this point is this....
If they knew that some systems might not support system audio, and they knew made the effort to program the system to disable this option for some users, they should have documented it. I'm going through the help files and the knowledge base and I'm getting squat.
Thanks for your help on this. Have a good one.
Freecorder did the trick. Very elegant. Creates a separate sound file for each sound that emanates from the system.
thanks, very informative post.