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How can I convert stereo to monaural (mono)?

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I was given an AVI file with audio recorded only to the left channel.

 

Is there a setting, audio filter, or whatever to allow me to duplicate the left channel to the right channel, thus converting from stereo to monaural (mono) on the final DVD?

 

Maybe I'm not searching for the right keywords, but I can't find anything in the interface, documentation, discussion boards, or search engines.

 

Please help. Thank you.

 

- Brian

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I was given an AVI file with audio recorded only to the left channel.

 

Is there a setting, audio filter, or whatever to allow me to duplicate the left channel to the right channel, thus converting from stereo to monaural (mono) on the final DVD?

 

Maybe I'm not searching for the right keywords, but I can't find anything in the interface, documentation, discussion boards, or search engines.

 

Please help. Thank you.

 

- Brian

 

Open VideoWave, click on View, click on Media Selector, browse to the .avi file, right click on it, then select Extract Audio. Save it as a .wav file to a folder you can find on your hard drive.

 

Get out of VideoWave, open Sound Editor, and bring that saved wav file. I am not sure which option in tools you can use to have the left channel also be in the right channel. Senior moment. Sorry.

 

Hopefully someone will drop in and help you. And, refresh my memory.

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From reading what you want to do, it sounds to me you want to got from mono to stereo.

 

To supplement gardpabruce's suggestion:

 

1) Extract the audio from the video (as outlined by GPB above)

2) Open the extracted audio in Sound Editor

3) To apply one audio channel to both channels, choose "Right on both" for channel control in the Input section of the Clip Properties dialog box.

4) Save the modified audio

5) Open the video file in Videowave

6) Mute the native audio of the video

7) Bring in the modified video (from step 4) and put to music track

8) Preview the video to ensure video and audio are in sync

9) You can use Output As to create a new video in mpeg format (or any other format presented in the option)

 

Edit: After rereading the original post, step 3 should say "Left on both".

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From reading what you want to do, it sounds to me you want to got from mono to stereo.

 

To supplement gardpabruce's suggestion:

 

1) Extract the audio from the video (as outlined by GPB above)

2) Open the extracted audio in Sound Editor

3) To apply one audio channel to both channels, choose "Right on both" for channel control in the Input section of the Clip Properties dialog box.

4) Save the modified audio

5) Open the video file in Videowave

6) Mute the native audio of the video

7) Bring in the modified video (from step 4) and put to music track

8) Preview the video to ensure video and audio are in sync

9) You can use Output As to create a new video in mpeg format (or any other format presented in the option)

 

Thanks, Malatekid! I know I had fooled with it before but never had the opportunity to actually have to use it.

 

Now, in addition to what you said, under step 4), you have to use Export Track/Clips to get the actual .wav file saved.

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Thanks, Malatekid! I know I had fooled with it before but never had the opportunity to actually have to use it.

 

Now, in addition to what you said, under step 4), you have to use Export Track/Clips to get the actual .wav file saved.

I had the same issue before, too. And now sharing the solution.

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