I used a voice recorder to record the audio at a lecture, while recording video with an HDV camera.
The voice recorder is an Olympus VN-6200 PC, which says it records to WMA format, so you can bring it right into the compter.
I did that, and then brought the recording into sound editor to get the audio playing on both the left and right speakers. It worked fine. I also stretched the file a bit, since the recorder audio slowly had gone out of sync with the video, and I read the solution was to stretch it a bit. And if I play the audio file now, it plays fine.
And when I brought that file and synced it up to the video in Videowave, it played fine in the preview.
The person I'm doing this for wanted it as a data file, to work with later, so I wanted to keep the file as orginal quality as I could, so I output it as.....I think mpeg2, but if I click on it's properties it just says mpeg.
And now, I can open the data file disc, and play the file, but it will only play the audio if I play it with Roxio's CinePlayer. If I play it with Windows Media Player, on either of my computers, it only plays the video --no audio.
The person I sent it to just told me the same thing - he's not getting any audio.
Why would the audio play fine with CinePlayer only?
I also tried putting the data disc in my regular DVD player, and it let me play it, but also without audio.
So, to sum up:
Audio file alone plays fine using windows media. Video file plays fine using windows media. Join the two together, and the audio does not play using windows media, or using a DVD player, but will play using CinePlayer.
Another unsolved mystery. Suggestions anyone?