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I’m using mergMicrophone (on OSX) with default settings to record audio (from revSpeech) for inclusion in Powerpoint presentations, but when I open the PPT files on a Windows computer (so that I can export them to video, retaining the sound) it complains about the sound files being in an inappropriate format and that it needs to convert them (through some internal process) before it can use them. This would be ok but I’ve potentially got hundreds of these PPT files and need to avoid the PPT conversion step.

Any ideas on what mergMicrophone I should be using to record the audio files for them to be more Windows friendly?

Terry...
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Re: mergMicrophone - audio format suitable for Windows playback?

prothero--- via use-livecode
Any add-on in the merg suite is likely to only use Apple centric formats.
I would let Windows PPT convert the audio, then if playback is suitable on
both platforms, distribute the converted file.

On Apr 11, 2017 2:53 AM, "Terry Judd via use-livecode" <
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> I’m using mergMicrophone (on OSX) with default settings to record audio
> (from revSpeech) for inclusion in Powerpoint presentations, but when I open
> the PPT files on a Windows computer (so that I can export them to video,
> retaining the sound) it complains about the sound files being in an
> inappropriate format and that it needs to convert them (through some
> internal process) before it can use them. This would be ok but I’ve
> potentially got hundreds of these PPT files and need to avoid the PPT
> conversion step.
>
> Any ideas on what mergMicrophone I should be using to record the audio
> files for them to be more Windows friendly?
>
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Yeah, this is a bit of a bodged together process. I have a ‘template’ Powerpoint file that I modify by swapping screen text, images and audio (.pptx files are actually .zip archives so I can do this using revZip). The audio files, which are themselves derived from templated scripts using revSpeech in conjunction with Sound Siphon are created on the Mac. The now personalised PPT files (potentially 100s of these) then need to be converted to videos for upload to Vimeo and this has to be done on Windows as these are no PPT to video utilities on the Mac that preserve the audio. So, it’s all (preferably) done without ever officially opening the files in PPT on the Windows side (I definitely need a solution that doesn’t require me to manually handle individual files). I think I probably have to look at batch processing the audio files into a Windows friendly format on the Mac side before switching them into the PPT files.

Terry...

On 11/04/2017 9:39 pm, "use-livecode on behalf of Roger Eller via use-livecode" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:

    Any add-on in the merg suite is likely to only use Apple centric formats.
    I would let Windows PPT convert the audio, then if playback is suitable on
    both platforms, distribute the converted file.
   
    On Apr 11, 2017 2:53 AM, "Terry Judd via use-livecode" <
    [hidden email]> wrote:
   
    > I’m using mergMicrophone (on OSX) with default settings to record audio
    > (from revSpeech) for inclusion in Powerpoint presentations, but when I open
    > the PPT files on a Windows computer (so that I can export them to video,
    > retaining the sound) it complains about the sound files being in an
    > inappropriate format and that it needs to convert them (through some
    > internal process) before it can use them. This would be ok but I’ve
    > potentially got hundreds of these PPT files and need to avoid the PPT
    > conversion step.
    >
    > Any ideas on what mergMicrophone I should be using to record the audio
    > files for them to be more Windows friendly?
    >
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Re: mergMicrophone - audio format suitable for Windows playback?

prothero--- via use-livecode
I often create video from Keynote for credit/idents etc, which works very well.   Not sure how it would handle sound though.  If it did retain sound you could just import the PPT template into Keynote (might need a bit of tweaking) then you could skip the Windows bit completely.

Cheers,

David Glasgow


> On 11 Apr 2017, at 1:36 pm, Terry Judd via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Yeah, this is a bit of a bodged together process. I have a ‘template’ Powerpoint file that I modify by swapping screen text, images and audio (.pptx files are actually .zip archives so I can do this using revZip). The audio files, which are themselves derived from templated scripts using revSpeech in conjunction with Sound Siphon are created on the Mac. The now personalised PPT files (potentially 100s of these) then need to be converted to videos for upload to Vimeo and this has to be done on Windows as these are no PPT to video utilities on the Mac that preserve the audio. So, it’s all (preferably) done without ever officially opening the files in PPT on the Windows side (I definitely need a solution that doesn’t require me to manually handle individual files). I think I probably have to look at batch processing the audio files into a Windows friendly format on the Mac side before switching them into the PPT files.
>
> Terry...
>
> On 11/04/2017 9:39 pm, "use-livecode on behalf of Roger Eller via use-livecode" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>    Any add-on in the merg suite is likely to only use Apple centric formats.
>    I would let Windows PPT convert the audio, then if playback is suitable on
>    both platforms, distribute the converted file.
>
>    On Apr 11, 2017 2:53 AM, "Terry Judd via use-livecode" <
>    [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I’m using mergMicrophone (on OSX) with default settings to record audio
>> (from revSpeech) for inclusion in Powerpoint presentations, but when I open
>> the PPT files on a Windows computer (so that I can export them to video,
>> retaining the sound) it complains about the sound files being in an
>> inappropriate format and that it needs to convert them (through some
>> internal process) before it can use them. This would be ok but I’ve
>> potentially got hundreds of these PPT files and need to avoid the PPT
>> conversion step.
>>
>> Any ideas on what mergMicrophone I should be using to record the audio
>> files for them to be more Windows friendly?
>>
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Re: mergMicrophone - audio format suitable for Windows playback?

prothero--- via use-livecode
HI David – yeah, I’d love to use Keynote for this instead of Powerpoint but all the data in the .key archive is binary so not easily manipulated in the same way as it is in .pptx files. Powerpoint on the Mac actually does an excellent job of exporting to video – it just doesn’t include the audio. If it did I’d be using a combination of Applescript and Powerpoint on the Mac to handle all the video exports.

Terry...

On 12/04/2017 2:24 am, "use-livecode on behalf of David V Glasgow via use-livecode" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:

    I often create video from Keynote for credit/idents etc, which works very well.   Not sure how it would handle sound though.  If it did retain sound you could just import the PPT template into Keynote (might need a bit of tweaking) then you could skip the Windows bit completely.
   
    Cheers,
   
    David Glasgow
   
   
    > On 11 Apr 2017, at 1:36 pm, Terry Judd via use-livecode <[hidden email]> wrote:
    >
    > Yeah, this is a bit of a bodged together process. I have a ‘template’ Powerpoint file that I modify by swapping screen text, images and audio (.pptx files are actually .zip archives so I can do this using revZip). The audio files, which are themselves derived from templated scripts using revSpeech in conjunction with Sound Siphon are created on the Mac. The now personalised PPT files (potentially 100s of these) then need to be converted to videos for upload to Vimeo and this has to be done on Windows as these are no PPT to video utilities on the Mac that preserve the audio. So, it’s all (preferably) done without ever officially opening the files in PPT on the Windows side (I definitely need a solution that doesn’t require me to manually handle individual files). I think I probably have to look at batch processing the audio files into a Windows friendly format on the Mac side before switching them into the PPT files.
    >
    > Terry...
    >
    > On 11/04/2017 9:39 pm, "use-livecode on behalf of Roger Eller via use-livecode" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:
    >
    >    Any add-on in the merg suite is likely to only use Apple centric formats.
    >    I would let Windows PPT convert the audio, then if playback is suitable on
    >    both platforms, distribute the converted file.
    >
    >    On Apr 11, 2017 2:53 AM, "Terry Judd via use-livecode" <
    >    [hidden email]> wrote:
    >
    >> I’m using mergMicrophone (on OSX) with default settings to record audio
    >> (from revSpeech) for inclusion in Powerpoint presentations, but when I open
    >> the PPT files on a Windows computer (so that I can export them to video,
    >> retaining the sound) it complains about the sound files being in an
    >> inappropriate format and that it needs to convert them (through some
    >> internal process) before it can use them. This would be ok but I’ve
    >> potentially got hundreds of these PPT files and need to avoid the PPT
    >> conversion step.
    >>
    >> Any ideas on what mergMicrophone I should be using to record the audio
    >> files for them to be more Windows friendly?
    >>
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