Narration with USB microphone


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CL

I bought a USB microphone (Plantronics 510 USB) to make lecture narrations in
Powerpoint. The microphone works in Windows Sound Recorder fine.

I open a Powerpoint file, select Slide Show - Record Narration to get the
dialog box - so far so good. When I however press the 'Set Microphone Level'
button I get the message: "PowerPoint is not receiving sound from the
microphone. Try one of the following and then try to set the microphone
recording level again. *In Control Panel (Windows Start menu, Settings
submenu), double-click Multimedia. On the Audio tab, check the Recording
settings. *On the Language Bar, click an the microphone button to turn off
Office speech recognition." In don't see a MultiMedia menu in Control Panel.
(I'm running Windows XP.), but I have turned off speech recognition with no
benefit.

I called the company but they had no idea why it wouldn't work in Powerpoint
if it was working in Sound Recorder. Any idea what's wrong and if there are
any work-arounds?

Thanks,
Cory
 
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Michael Koerner

FWIW, I would make your narrations outside of PowerPoint,and then insert them into your presentation. the sound quality in my estimation is far better. I have no idea why your particular microphone does not work within PowerPoint

--
Michael Koerner
MS MVP - PowerPoint


I bought a USB microphone (Plantronics 510 USB) to make lecture narrations in
Powerpoint. The microphone works in Windows Sound Recorder fine.

I open a Powerpoint file, select Slide Show - Record Narration to get the
dialog box - so far so good. When I however press the 'Set Microphone Level'
button I get the message: "PowerPoint is not receiving sound from the
microphone. Try one of the following and then try to set the microphone
recording level again. *In Control Panel (Windows Start menu, Settings
submenu), double-click Multimedia. On the Audio tab, check the Recording
settings. *On the Language Bar, click an the microphone button to turn off
Office speech recognition." In don't see a MultiMedia menu in Control Panel.
(I'm running Windows XP.), but I have turned off speech recognition with no
benefit.

I called the company but they had no idea why it wouldn't work in Powerpoint
if it was working in Sound Recorder. Any idea what's wrong and if there are
any work-arounds?

Thanks,
Cory
 
S

Steve Rindsberg

PowerPoint is not receiving sound from the
microphone

Try this:

Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices Audio tab (NOT Voice tab, odd
though it may sound) Select the USB headset for both the default sound playback
and recording devices

Click Apply
 
C

CL

Steve Rindsberg said:
Try this:
Start, Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices Audio tab (NOT Voice tab, odd
though it may sound) Select the USB headset for both the default sound playback
and recording devices

Click Apply

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Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
PPTools: www.pptools.com
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Thanks. The USB microphone was already set as the default in both instances
and I got the same message as before. I however then did what I should have
done to start with, which was to test the recording despite the message and
not being able to set the microphone level. Surprisingly, it recorded. I
don't have control of the microphone volume but at least Powerpoint is
getting the input after all. So even though Powerpoint doesn't recognize the
USB microphone in the narration dialog box it still uses the input. If your
message hadn't prompted me to go back and try agaain I probably wouldn't have
figured that out. Thanks for responding!

Cory
 
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Steve Rindsberg

Thanks. The USB microphone was already set as the default in both instances
and I got the same message as before. I however then did what I should have
done to start with, which was to test the recording despite the message and
not being able to set the microphone level. Surprisingly, it recorded. I
don't have control of the microphone volume but at least Powerpoint is
getting the input after all. So even though Powerpoint doesn't recognize the
USB microphone in the narration dialog box it still uses the input. If your
message hadn't prompted me to go back and try agaain I probably wouldn't have
figured that out. Thanks for responding!

Cory


Doesn't make a bit of sense, does it? But we'll take it.
Thanks for letting us know, Cory
 

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