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Unable to play Audio after Video Capture

Sony DCR -TRV38 Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop Pentium 4 2 Ghz Windows XP SP2 Pixela Image Maker USB connection I can successfully capture and record video from the Camcorder, However, when I play it back, either in the Image Maker software, or Windows Media Player, there is no sound. I have tried adjusting the volume on the Camcorder, and Media Player/ImageMaker. I can play audio and other videos from different sources. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • GTI-Guy May 11, 2010

    When you say to set the audio source to the camera's usb connection, at what step and in which software application are you refering to? Thanks.

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I happen to have this setup... you need to set the audio source (the usb camera connection.) It is possible to hook up via the sound card, but that could be stressful for some.

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