Having problems recording a narration

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Larry_from_Los_Angeles

I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test it in the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right side turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes up.

And when I read the requested statement – nothing happens. No green bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and then replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time see for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try to play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!
 
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t-4-2

I am using PowerPoint 2007 as well.
I cannot tell you why you can't get the sound from Narration, but I can
definitely tell you there is NO green bar before, during and after
narrating. I know, as I've used that many times.
t-4-2
 
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Lucy Thomson

Hi Larry

Odd. Can you record using Insert -> Sound -> Record Sound? And the sound
isn't muted, right? (Sound Tools Options -> Slide Show Volume).

If all else fails, you could always use a different program (such as the
free Audacity) to record the narration.

Lucy
 
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Lucy Thomson

Hi t-4-2

I think Larry was referring to the green bar in the 'Set Microphone Level'
dialogue box (which you can launch from the 'Record Narration' dialogue
box), rather than there being a green bar while recording.

You're learning fast, keep up the good work!

Lucy

--
Lucy Thomson
PowerPoint MVP
MOS Master Instructor
www.aneasiertomorrow.com.au



t-4-2 said:
I am using PowerPoint 2007 as well.
I cannot tell you why you can't get the sound from Narration, but I can
definitely tell you there is NO green bar before, during and after
narrating. I know, as I've used that many times.
t-4-2
 
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t-4-2

Pardon me for being contradictory, but I don't think that's what Larry
meant.
He wrote : No green bar appears as I speak into the microphone.
Thank you.
t-4-2

Lucy Thomson said:
Hi t-4-2

I think Larry was referring to the green bar in the 'Set Microphone Level'
dialogue box (which you can launch from the 'Record Narration' dialogue
box), rather than there being a green bar while recording.

You're learning fast, keep up the good work!

Lucy

--
Lucy Thomson
PowerPoint MVP
MOS Master Instructor
www.aneasiertomorrow.com.au
 
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Lucy Thomson

Hi

Larry wrote:
"I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes up.

And when I read the requested statement – nothing happens. No green bar
appears as I speak into the microphone."

There definitely is a green bar in that dialogue. Honestly :)

Lucy

--
Lucy Thomson
PowerPoint MVP
MOS Master Instructor
www.aneasiertomorrow.com.au



t-4-2 said:
Pardon me for being contradictory, but I don't think that's what Larry
meant.
He wrote : No green bar appears as I speak into the microphone.
Thank you.
t-4-2
 
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Landy

G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill
 
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Echo S

Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know that!

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Landy said:
G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill
 
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t-4-2

There IS green bar when one checks the sound level.
What I was telling Larry in my earlier post was that " there is no green bar
when one speaks into the mic. "
And THAT was what Larry wanted.... "No green bar appears as I speak into the
microsphone. "
t-4-2

Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

Landy said:
G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test it
in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!


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Echo S

aha. the plot thickens!

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Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

Landy said:
G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test it
in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!


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Landy

Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with EchoS I
think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not for ones
that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams etc.
cheers
Bill

Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

Landy said:
G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test it
in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!


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t-4-2

Sorry, I am a persistent, stubborn sob.
I had used a headset with mic attached, as well as a free standing mic, non
of them produced a green bar when I spoke into it.
I use 2007 version.
t-4-2

Landy said:
Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with EchoS I
think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not for
ones that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams etc.
cheers
Bill

Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know
that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test
it in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time
see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try
to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!


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Landy

Interesting. Maybe it is hardware-specific. I've never actually tried a
headset USB mike - I was going on the word of others! The only time I have
ever got the green bar to work was with a non-USB mike.
cheers
Bill


t-4-2 said:
Sorry, I am a persistent, stubborn sob.
I had used a headset with mic attached, as well as a free standing mic,
non of them produced a green bar when I spoke into it.
I use 2007 version.
t-4-2

Landy said:
Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with EchoS
I think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not for
ones that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams etc.
cheers
Bill

Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I
check sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either
XP or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know
that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test
it in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and
then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time
see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try
to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!

--
Larry
(e-mail address removed)



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Lucy Thomson

I'm going to store that one away for future reference - thanks Bill :)

Lucy

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Landy said:
Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with EchoS I
think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not for
ones that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams etc.
cheers
Bill

Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know
that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test
it in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time
see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try
to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!


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Echo S

I'll try to remember it next time! :)

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Landy said:
Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with EchoS I
think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not for
ones that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams etc.
cheers
Bill

Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know
that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test
it in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time
see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try
to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!


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t-4-2

While recording.
Now I see where I have misunderstood.
I did not pay attention to the sentence " And when I read the requested
statement - nothing happens " because Larry wrote " read " not " spoke ".
And then he continued " No green appears as I speak into the microsphone. ".
That's where I picked up the issue.
Thank you.
t-4-2

Steve Rindsberg said:
Sorry, I am a persistent, stubborn sob.
I had used a headset with mic attached, as well as a free standing mic,
non
of them produced a green bar when I spoke into it.

Let's be VERY specific here, otherwise we're strewing red herrings.

Do you mean while recording the narration or in the microphone test dialog
box?


I use 2007 version.
t-4-2

Landy said:
Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with
EchoS I
think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not for
ones that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams
etc.
cheers
Bill

I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I
check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either
XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know
that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that
despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I
test
it in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the
right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the
microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box
comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No
green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and
then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time
see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several
different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I
try
to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!

--
Larry
(e-mail address removed)



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Landy

Steve,
Yes, the mikes do appear in the control panel for voice recording etc, but
windows doesn't always automatically switch to them as the default device
when they are plugged in. One has to go into the control panel and make
sure they are set as the device for recording (as opposed to the internal
sound card). Even then, the "green bar" does not show up in Powerpoint.
But as I said, it records nonetheless.
cheers
Bill


Steve Rindsberg said:
Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with EchoS
I
think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not for
ones
that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams etc.
cheers

I wondered if that might have something to do with it (s'why I
specifically
mentioned the headset).

How weird! Thanks for the extra info.

We interrupt this thread to bring you a bit of wild speculation.

Headsets include their own "sound card" components. When you plug them in
and
look at your Windows sound settings, they show up as an alternative
recording/playback input. Perhaps USB mic-only devices don't include the
sound
card portion of the deal and Windows expects the existing sound card to
handle
the input.

When you plug in a mic-only device, one that doesn't give you the greenbar
in
PPT, does it appear in the playback or recording tabs of Control Panel |
Sounds? Or does it appear in just one and not the other?

Bill

Steve Rindsberg said:
I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I
check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on either
XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know
that!

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G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I test
it
in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box
comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and
then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that time
see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several
different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I try
to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!

--
Larry
(e-mail address removed)



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Landy

But you're not supposed to see a green bar while actually recording - only
when you're testing the volume. When you initially choose "record
narration", a dialog box appears that has an option to "set microphone
level". That's where you're supposed to see the green bar. And the green
bar registers no volume at all for usb mikes (even though they actually
work). I'm confused!
cheers
Bill

t-4-2 said:
While recording.
Now I see where I have misunderstood.
I did not pay attention to the sentence " And when I read the requested
statement - nothing happens " because Larry wrote " read " not " spoke ".
And then he continued " No green appears as I speak into the microsphone.
". That's where I picked up the issue.
Thank you.
t-4-2

Steve Rindsberg said:
Sorry, I am a persistent, stubborn sob.
I had used a headset with mic attached, as well as a free standing mic,
non
of them produced a green bar when I spoke into it.

Let's be VERY specific here, otherwise we're strewing red herrings.

Do you mean while recording the narration or in the microphone test
dialog box?


I use 2007 version.
t-4-2

Steve,
Yes - you are correct. I've had this discussion here before (with
EchoS I
think?). It works for usb mikes that are part of headsets, but not
for
ones that are only microphones. e.g. conference usb mikes, webcams
etc.
cheers
Bill

I'm guessing there's more to it than just "does not work for USB
microphones".

I just doublechecked to be certain: I *do* get the greenbar when I
check
sound
level using a USB headset that includes a mic. PPT 2007/SP2 on
either XP
or
Vista (tried both).



Oh, how interesting. Thank you for this information. I did not know
that!

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx

Don't Miss the PPTLive User Conference! Atlanta | Oct 11-14

G'day Larry,
The "green bar" (set microphone level) does not work for USB
microphones
(doesn't work in PP2003 either). However, I have found that
despite
this
the recording actually works. Try it.
cheers
Bill


I am 100% certain that my microphone is working because when I
test
it in
the
Microsoft Vista Control Panel/Sound/Recording the bars on the
right
side
turn
green. Also when I use VoIP, I have no trouble with the
microphone.

I am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and when I go to Slide
Show/Record
Narration and the Record Narration box comes up.

I then go to Set Microphone Level and the Microphone Check box
comes
up.

And when I read the requested statement - nothing happens. No
green
bar
appears as I speak into the microsphone. However if I unplug and
then
replug
the USB microphone connection into the USB port, I do at that
time
see
for a
brief moment a green bar appear. I have also tried several
different
USB
ports on my computer and nothing happens.

I then still recorded onto my slides and saved the narration.

In View/Normal on each of the slides I see the audio icon.

However, when I try to double click on the audio icon or when I
try
to
play
the slide show, there is no sound.

What might be happening?

Help please!

--
Larry
(e-mail address removed)



==============================
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http://www.pptfaq.com/

PPTools add-ins for PowerPoint
http://www.pptools.com/

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==============================
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http://www.pptools.com/

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