Q&A: Audio in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Recently I answered several questions about Audio in Captivate. Although personally I mostly use Adobe Audition to record and edit audio clips for Captivate, this blog will focus only on the Audio features within Captivate. In the past I have posted several articles about audio. Merging of Audio clips (slide audio). For HMTL5 output audio (and video) has to be generated when entering a slide with audio. Library and Audio.

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Adobe Captivate: Export Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    You can import or record audio to just about anything in Adobe Captivate. Right-click a slide object and you'll find you can select Audio > Import to  (or  Record to ). And if you want to import or record background audio, you'll find that you can do so by choosing  Audio > Import to  (or  Record to )  Background. You'll be happy to learn that you can easily export audio clips.

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How to Produce Good Quality Audio for eLearning Courses

Instancy

Learn how to produce a good quality audio for eLearning and mlearning courses. The recording environment and the equipment to produce good audio output. When putting together an online course, one problem that you can come across is one of audio quality.

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Using Lectora to Sync Audio

Integrated Learnings

Most multimedia developers are familiar with audio timing in frame based applications like Adobe Flash and other movie editing software. This concept is a little different when using Lectora to sync audio. Lectora allows developers to set events that occur at flagged times within audio. For some, this may actually be a preferred way of syncing events to audio. Audio timings are set with the Lectora audio editor. Import Audio as an FLV File.

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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

Adobe Captivate 5: Control the Volume of Background Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Captivate developers have been able to add background audio to their projects since Captivate was known as RoboDemo. The process of adding background audio hasn't changed much over the years. In Adobe Captivate 5, you simply choose Audio > Import to > Background and open the audio file (wav or mp3). When importing background audio, you are able to raise or lower the background audio by dragging the slider left or right.

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Adobe Captivate 5: Make Quick Work Out of Adding Audio to a Project

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adding audio to your Captivate project is one of the best ways to increase the effectiveness of the lesson. When the time comes to add audio, you have a couple of different options. For instance, if you want to add audio to the project slide, you would choose Audio > Import to > Slide. If you would like to attach audio to an object on a slide, you would first select the object and choose  Audio > Import to > Object. by Kevin Siegel.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. Here’s a list of some free audio editors that are more than sufficient for what you may need for most of your elearning course production.

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Editing Audio with Audacity

The Learning Dispatch

Editing audio is a fairly straightforward process, especially when you have excellent (not to mention free!) or later) Audacity (free download here ) An audio file (Audacity natively supports major formats like WAV , AIFF , MP3, and OGG. Zooming in on a Clip When you first open up an audio file in Audacity (File -> Open), it may look something like this, depending on how long it is: Good grief!

How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora

Trivantis

Open your title in Lectora/Lectora Online. Part II: How to Add Closed Captions to Audio Files. Lectora 11 and higher supports adding closed captions to FLV and MP3 audio files using the same steps as for video above: insert the audio file, and then on the Audio Properties ribbon select Add Captions. Again, you may need to use Convert to MP3 to change your audio file format (for example, from WAV or WMA). Step A: Convert your audio file to video.

How to Add Events to Audio and Video in Lectora and Lectora Online

Trivantis

Lectora® and Lectora® Online make it easy to synchronize events—add actions—to audio and video playback. This blog will show you step-by-step how to synchronize events to audio and video files within Lectora and Lectora Online titles. For more information, view the Information Center (aka Help) topics on “Synchronizing events of an audio/video object.”. And of course you will want to have the audio or video file recorded. Step 2: Insert Audio or Video File.

Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording

eFront

First step is to download Audacity & AoA Audio Extractor , and if you would like to use introductory and closing music you can find links to free resources in this post. Two things must be done before you begin: First, use AoA Audio Extractor to extract your file from GoToMeeting (or other recording tool) & convert to “WAV”. Note: if your recording tool allows you to export your file automatically to “WAV” you can skip the first step. Import Intro WAV.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. You don’t have to edit audio in a beginning-middle-end sequence. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Audioteaser — Create a voice over for your Videos, Spotify audio ads, podcast intros, and much more. Audioteaser is the fastest way to make audio creatives. Create your audio creative in three easy steps, for free! Large set of open source illustrations. App of the Week.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost. OGG: Open-source format, also known as Vorbis. .

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Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

A general approach in which developers use any standard authoring tool such as Articulate or Lectora and use stand-alone TTS on-demand services/products to create audio files that are then linked or embedded in the presentation. In this article, we are going to concentrate only on using TTS Stand-Alone tools to create audio files that are embedded into a course. Stand-alone TTS tools are used to create sound files just as you would if you had a human recording audio for the course.

PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

Add with note, generate Text to Speech audio. Capture and Edit Audio. Add audio to Captivate file. Generate 4 th draft with Recorded Audio. Once I’m satisfied with the Cp file, I run through each slide looking at the notes view to confirm draft narration, generate TTS audio and set timing on each slide, build a TOC, then publish to estimate timing for each slide an overall project, this becomes our 2nd draft. Capture and Edit Audio. .

Fixing the Sound in Adobe Captivate

Big Dog, Little Dog

I have been trying out Adobe's eLearning Suite and soon came across a slight bug -- Captivate would not record an audio narration. WAV file, but Captivate would not load it into the slide. WAV file was 687 MB, while the *.MP3 I did not notice any quality difference between the two files; however, this was only a simple voice narration; a music or a more complex audio file will probably have a more noticeable loss of quality. Try to play the audio - should go fine.

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LearnDash: The Most Versatile Learning Management System Available

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Since LearnDash is open source, your team will have access to the entire code and they can create nearly any functionality from scratch to help you get the most out of your site. Audio – mp3, m4a, ogg, wav. Image courtesy: pexels.com.

Library? Which Library?

Adobe Captivate

These are the default Library folders: Audio : will have all audio clips, whether imported or recorded in Captivate; whenever you edit an existing clip, the original and edit clip will be in this folder. If you import a (compressed)mp3 file it will automatically be converted to a ‘raw’ wav-file which will also be in this folder. It is recommended whenever possible to import a wav file, when published it will be compressed to mp3 by Captivate. Intro.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Audio mixer features. To see the usage of tags, open the.cptx file, and select Audio > Speech Management. To hear how the voices modify the actual text, open the SWF file, plug-in your headphones and listen to the narration. For example, Reverb gives the impression of a large hall or a church, while delay (or echo) repeats the audio signal at every diminishing volume. Audio Mixer features. wav" files are only supported and played.

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. has improved sound APIs which can now tell the sound level of the audio playing in Flash Player. There are a few more classes/frameworks developed like Squiggly – a spell check engine, OSMF [Open Source Media Framework] – a video media player for Flash and AIR which work with AS 3.0.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1

TalentLMS

Now, you could go with what everybody uses (Microsoft Word) or its open source alternative (Open Office), and both will surely more than capable for the task. 3) An audio editor. Whether it’s to edit an interview, to extract the relevant parts from the recording of a lecture, or to trim a piece of music you’re using as a soundtrack to your eLearning videos to the right size, you’ll need an audio editor.

How to create an online course in TalentLMS

TalentLMS

Clicking on an option opens a form letting you add content of the respective type. – Audio. The “Add Audio” form lets you embed audio content in your course. There are two ways to do this: directly upload an audio file (mp3, wav, etc.), record some audio through your laptop’s microphone, a headset, or any other kind of audio capture device you have available (no special software required).

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. Two cameras for capturing video and audio, 3 megapixel web cam, 5-megapixel LED flash camera. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Formats by Audio, Video, Image, Publication and Other. Audio – 3GP, MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), AIFF, and WAV.,