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"No Audio" solution - VW 9


hawkeyes

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After trying all the suggestions from responses on this forum and finding they didn't solve the initial problem.....problem description anomaly?....... a few trial and error efforts were made. The initial problem was no audio was present after adding audio to a slide show in VW 9. In the edit mode for the audio tracks the indications were there was no audio on the simulated spectrum analyzer but when 'play' was selected there were indications that some kind of audio was being generated, although nothing came through the speakers. No audio was heard after burning a DVD and playing it. Various attempts to delete, re-add, and using various audio selections ended up with the same results.

 

In desperation, since I had to have this DVD finished for a friends wedding in two days, I found another person on this forum had similar problems and mentioed running their windoze media type files through 'Audacity', which ended up being 'the missing link'. I first opened the selection in Windoze Media Player....please note that the current version of WMP does not, will not, and apparently cannot rip a media file to anything very usable. The version I have is over 3 years old and works quite nicely in the ripping area. The 'ripped' file, MP3 with a sampling rate of 320kbps, was then loaded into Audacity and a wav file created. The wave file ends up at 192kbps. It worked. Audio was then added to the slideshow and heard in the 'preview' mode, in the edit mode, and even on the DVD.

 

Summary: VW 9 cannot handle audio files with a sampling rate above 192kbps. MP3 files seem to be limited to 128kbps. (192kbps MP3 files produce a very distorted audio via my 'new' version of VW 9.)

 

Also to be noted is Windoze Media files are 'short'. Probably a result of numerous lawsuits for copyright infringement. Even those one has paid for via the 'buy 'em for a buck' websites are several seconds under the consumer version CDs. Those 'ripping' audio from Windoze Media files might want to do up to a 2 second fade to make them sound better.

 

BTW.......the DVD was finished at 12:20 AM and looked/sounded nice.

 

A note to Roxio-nians.......I really find your 'Help' section quite useless.

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After trying all the suggestions from responses on this forum and finding they didn't solve the initial problem.....problem description anomaly?....... a few trial and error efforts were made. The initial problem was no audio was present after adding audio to a slide show in VW 9. In the edit mode for the audio tracks the indications were there was no audio on the simulated spectrum analyzer but when 'play' was selected there were indications that some kind of audio was being generated, although nothing came through the speakers. No audio was heard after burning a DVD and playing it. Various attempts to delete, re-add, and using various audio selections ended up with the same results.

 

In desperation, since I had to have this DVD finished for a friends wedding in two days, I found another person on this forum had similar problems and mentioed running their windoze media type files through 'Audacity', which ended up being 'the missing link'. I first opened the selection in Windoze Media Player....please note that the current version of WMP does not, will not, and apparently cannot rip a media file to anything very usable. The version I have is over 3 years old and works quite nicely in the ripping area. The 'ripped' file, MP3 with a sampling rate of 320kbps, was then loaded into Audacity and a wav file created. The wave file ends up at 192kbps. It worked. Audio was then added to the slideshow and heard in the 'preview' mode, in the edit mode, and even on the DVD.

 

Summary: VW 9 cannot handle audio files with a sampling rate above 192kbps. MP3 files seem to be limited to 128kbps. (192kbps MP3 files produce a very distorted audio via my 'new' version of VW 9.)

 

Also to be noted is Windoze Media files are 'short'. Probably a result of numerous lawsuits for copyright infringement. Even those one has paid for via the 'buy 'em for a buck' websites are several seconds under the consumer version CDs. Those 'ripping' audio from Windoze Media files might want to do up to a 2 second fade to make them sound better.

 

BTW.......the DVD was finished at 12:20 AM and looked/sounded nice.

 

A note to Roxio-nians.......I really find your 'Help' section quite useless.

 

Glad you got it to work. I often suggest Sound Editor to do the same thing but Audacity works also. Depends what you are familiar/comfortable with. A lot of personal audio recorders also have low sampling rate and using one of these two programs before adding them to VideoWave will work.

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