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Camtasia Studio Version 1.1.1 - Audio Problem

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Camtasia Studio Version 1.1.1

How do I get the audio to work when I set capture output to live in Camtasia Recorder? The Audio Tool Bar is grayed out.

When I set capture output to file there is not a problem.


I am trying to play some music videos which are in the .wmv format in a music room on PalTalk the video portion works great I just can’t get the audio to work.

Thanks,

Phil
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by:fredshovel
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Do you have the optional Camtasia Live Output capture driver installed?
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You made me stop and think about it, but yes it is installed. I uninstalled and reinstalled and still have the problem. Any other suggestions?

Phil
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fredshovel earned 800 total points
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Hi Phil,

I'm really not a Camtasia authority -- it was just the audio that interested me about your question.

But there's a couple of things: They say that if your soundcard is involved in other operations it may not offer its services to Camtasia. I can relate to this as the basic soundcards like the  Soundblasters can't record multitrack audio -- meaning you can't record an instrument, play back the track and sing along to lay down another track, even though they claim to be full duplex -- (may be off the subject, but a similar problem).

Also there's a bit on the site about a known problem with Windows Media codecs in the earlier versions. They have some special instructions for some operations when dealing with WMVs.

The last comment is a wild card: A lot of recording software and hardware will mute audio monitoring when you are recording -- that's so you don't get electronic feedback. So if you're monitoring the audio whilst recording this may have something to do with it.

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by:philschwartz
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I can't say for sure what the problem was, but when you mentioned the sound card I said to myself, "self, just for jollies why not change the sound card". So I reach into my box of spare parts swapped out the sound card and everything works as it should more or less.

Thanks,

Phil
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Hi Phil,

Thanks. Did you solve the problem?
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Your post arrived one minute before mine.
Glad to hear it's all working. If you ever need a knockout soundcard try M-Audio's Audiophile 2496 -- they're about USD$80.
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