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No sound after downloading to PC

When the videos are dowloaded to our PC and we play back there is no sound. We have checked all the obvious but still our videos remain silent. Please help.

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Re: No sound after downloading to PC

Make sure you download the latest drivers from your device maker. then make sure you have your specific device selected for audio import in your editing screen. I wasn't able to get sound from my sony camcorder under windows movie maker until i selected my camcorder for audio import. Using your computer's sound card for audio import will not work. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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