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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SIMULATION PRESENTATION AND AUDIO

Adobe Captivate

I am trying to import a MP3 audio file into a simulation presentation in Captivate (however it keeps reporting the following error ‘Unable to import audio file ensure that file type is MP3 or WAV and also ensure that the file is not damaged’. I have checked the audio file and it works and it is already in MP3 format – help please. The post SIMULATION PRESENTATION AND AUDIO appeared first on eLearning. Hi all.

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 audio, you always had the ability to lower the background audio, but you couldn't control how much the audio was actually lowered.

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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, the audio is not coming working. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. How do I get the audio in PowerPoint to work in Captivate?    In truth, I never add the audio to PowerPoint slides while in PowerPoint. Instead, I always import the audio directly onto the slides after the PowerPoint-to-Captivate import process is complete. The audio worked fine.     From the right side of Media Encoder, expand Audio Only.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, the audio is not coming working. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. How do I get the audio in PowerPoint to work in Captivate?    In truth, I never add the audio to PowerPoint slides while in PowerPoint. Instead, I always import the audio directly onto the slides after the PowerPoint-to-Captivate import process is complete. The audio worked fine.     From the right side of Media Encoder, expand Audio Only.

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!

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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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

However, the audio is not coming working. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. How do I get the audio in PowerPoint to work in Captivate? . In truth, I never add the audio to PowerPoint slides while in PowerPoint. Instead, I always import the audio directly onto the slides after the PowerPoint-to-Captivate import process is complete. Nevertheless, I wanted to see if the PowerPoint audio worked once the presentation was imported into Captivate.

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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.

Audio-Video Sync in Captivate published movie

Adobe Captivate

Audio makes your elearning content more engaging and useful to learners. You can add audio to your Adobe Captivate project either by recording yours or somebody else’s voice directly or by inserting a previously recorded audio file (.AVI,WAV). AVI,WAV). When you add audio to a slide, it appears as a separate ‘element’ in the timeline. You can synchronize the audio with the slide by adjusting its timeline.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

The E-Learning Curve

Well-designed, planned, narrated and produced audio content has the facility to engage the audience and transport the listener, providing the right cognitive environment for learning or entertainment or whatever goal the podcast seeks to achieve. 2005) Of course, this cognitively experienced sense of “being there” is a completely artificial construct, none more so when you consider audio podcasting. The number of samples contained in each second of audio is called the sample rate.

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How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora

Trivantis

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). However for now, to add captions to an audio file in Lectora Online 2.0,

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Today, I'm going to talk about digital audio, and the basic hardware and software you'll need to begin creating your own podcasts. Until recently, recording audio cost many thousands of dollars, used specialized and sophisticated equipment, took up lots of space (in the form of a dedicated recording studio), and required years of specialized training, followed by years acquiring hard-earned OTJ experience to make even the most basic recordings.

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.

Some interesting Moodle audio visual plugins just released

The E-Learning Curve

The Nanogong plugin allows audio-only recording inside Moodle repositories. Captured in WAV format, files are stored in Moodle using the ImaACPCM or Speex codecs. The Riffly plugin allows audio-only or audio-video recording inside Moodle repositories. Tags: podcasting plugin Moodle audio visual LMS LCMS I've been discussing podcasting in some depth recently: today I've decided to take a break from the topic, and tell you about a related subject. Now read on.

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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.

Reduce the Size of a Captivate Project

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We worked on it and have found out that the issue is seen because of the audio files (.wav wav and.mp3 files). Adobe's Mukul Vinay Lele has written an article that includes a workaround for bloated project sizes that you might encounter in your Captivate projects. According to Lele, "Adobe Captivate customers have always been very active on the forums. It has been a great place to interact with customers, resolve their issues and learn more from them.

eLearning: Engaging All Groups of Learners

Origin Learning

Learners of this learning style are mostly of the listening and observing type, therefore audio- based eLearning courses suit a learner of this kind. These audios are toggled on or off depending on the learner’s need. All eLearning authoring tools have provisions for audio inputs which can be used to create auditory learning content like recorded lectures, digital storytelling, and podcasts.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

It also seems appropriate when there isn’t time or budget for recording and syncing visuals and audio, particularly for dummy audio when you need to show sponsors and SMEs how the media elements of an online program will be integrated prior to the recording. Their engine can be used by developers in a variety of ways, but they also have an online pay-as-you-go service, called Pronuncia , to use the engine for recording audio files. Audio Recording: Going In-house.

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.

Behind the Scenes - How We Create Screencasts

TechSmith Camtasia

Record my audio. Start recording audio. Export to WAV file. I was absolutely blown away at the number of screencast examples many of you shared on this recent blog post. The screencast that was listed the most in your feedback was one done our Instructional Designer, Ryan Eash. I wanted to make sure everyone saw this screencast. Ryan has created a lot of our tutorials for Camtasia Studio.

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! Cut, copy, record and export to mp3 or wav files.

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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.

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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.

Tips for Working with E-Learning Voice-Over Talent

E-learning Uncovered

MP3 and WAV are both popular audio file types that work with the four major e-learning authoring tools. If you’re not sure which audio file type to use, check out this article , which describes the differences among the major types. Indicate your naming preferences for each audio file. I suggest naming your audio files according to the slide for which each one is associated. For example, audio file 1-2.MP3 goes with slide 1.2,

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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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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. 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. The audio mixer allows synthetic speech to be mixed with sound files. ". wav" files are only supported and played. Example 2: This is audio(mix=music.wav) a test.

How to create an online course in TalentLMS

TalentLMS

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). Creating an online course in TalentLMS is easy.

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

TalentLMS

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. Similar to an image editor, an audio editor is a piece of software that lets you manipulate digital sound content, like mp3 or wav files.

Using Lectora & CourseMill to Create an Easy Access iPad Course

Trivantis

No Auto-Play of Audio and Video Files: When building your course to be compatible with an iPad, you cannot have your audio or video automatically play when the learner first visits the screen (this is a setting created by Apple). Formats: MP3 for audio and MP4 for video are the best formats to use in your iPad course. WAV files are far too large to utilize in a mobile course. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS.

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

has improved sound APIs which can now tell the sound level of the audio playing in Flash Player. So file formats like wav [audio format], bmp [image format], and animated gif [image format] can now be rendered and displayed/played in Flash Player which was not possible with earlier versions. The eLearning developers can make use of these libraries to load common audio [wav] and image [bmp] formats.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

With Unison you can integrate right into their other product – the platform called Focus – which provides video capture – oh, output includes mp3, mp4, avi, wav and mov. You are still able to add video clips, audio, etc. Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas. This was my third TK in a row to attend, and as usual it contained some WOW on the part of some products, some “huh” on others and even a few “boos” Overall Expo Analysis.