Adobe Captivate shows my Snowflake USB microphone but doesn't record sound from it. When I choose Calibrate I get "Adobe Captivate could not detect a recording device". However, I can record from the microphone in all my other apps (Rosetta Stone, Sony SoundForge, etc.), so I know it's not a hardware issue.
When I go to "Sound" in Vista Pro's "Sound" option on control panel the Microphone is chosen as the default recording device, and I see the bars moving up and down when I talk.
What can I do to get "Captivate" to see the Mic?
A temporary workaround I found is to plug the Microphone into my laptop, then select SPDIF in as the input source. Captivate still gives the "... could not detect a recording device..." error, but the sound records anyway. This is kludgy, however.
You may well just be out of luck. I heard Captivate 2 and Vista Pro used together. I don't believe Captivate was fully compliant with Vista until version 3. So that may explain things.
Unless someone pops in with a better idea, you should be able to record the audio separately, save as WAV or MP3 and import into your slides.
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please try what is mentioned in this blog post: http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/2009/03/audio_play_back_and_usb_mic_is.html.
Do let us know whether the post helped you resolve your issue.