Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Text to Voice, 20+ Languages, 100+ Voices. Cut, copy, record and export to mp3 or wav files.

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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 import  wav's  or  mp3's.  Background-level audio is perfect for background music. Personally, I think background music will quickly becomes a distraction (perhaps even an irritant) for your learners, which is why I shy away from it. 

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Fixing the Sound in Adobe Captivate

Big Dog, Little Dog

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. I have been trying out Adobe's eLearning Suite and soon came across a slight bug -- Captivate would not record an audio narration.

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Adobe eLearning Suite CS4

Big Dog, Little Dog

However, when I added a second track to an audio file in order to have some background music (score) play behind the narration, it changed the file's extension to a Soundbooth Score template (*.SBST), I tried saving it to an MP3 file to get a compact file but it only retained the narration and lost the music score (I'm not sure if I did something wrong or if this is just a limitation of the files. It brings up a dialog box asking if I want Kate or Paul's voice.

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