Audio won't work on Optura Xi

Elvisbeck

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I would like to start using my Optura Xi for my Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon TCG openings for YouTube. However, I can't get any sound/audio, just the video. What should I do? Plus, I'm also having some SD Card trouble. I get Card Error, even when I'm trying to format it, and I'm trying regular Sd cards.
 

Unami

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Does the camera record the sound properly? can your hear anything, when you playback the recorded files on the camcorder?
have you tried playing back the recorded files via VLC Media player?

regarding the SD card error - what kind of sd-cards are you using? normal sd, sdhc or sdxc ? - does your camera support all of these types?
 

Elvisbeck

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No. Even when I play back video recorded a long time ago, I still can't hear anything but the machine going. I think I've been trying normal SD cards, but I don't know what types the camera will accept.
 

Unami

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"no" - what....? no sound when you play your videos back on the camera or when the camera is connected to a TV? - then either your in camera settings are messed up (input or output volume set to 0 or something like this) or your camera is damaged.

no audio with playback in vlc? probably still be the camera's fault.

no audio in quicklook, quicktime or imovie? might be a codec-problem, try vlc first.

have you tried recording on dv-tape?

look at the sd-cards. does it say sd, sdhc or sdxc somewhere on the label? if the card has more tan 2gb it's probably a sdhc card, if it has more than 32gb it's an sdxc card. sdhc was introduced in 2006, your camcorder in 2003 - chances are good that it can't read the newer sdhc cards.
 

Elvisbeck

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No sound whatsoever, even when I'm recording something. I haven't used Vlc yet. It can only take regular SD cards.
 

Unami

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try vlc (it's free).

but i guess, when you got no sound on your recordings, and have checked that both the input & output sound level is set correctly, and tried the same with a dv-tape instead of a sd card, and still no sound then there's something wrong with your camcorder.

yes it can only "take" regular sd-cards (= equal or below 2 gb in capacity) - but sdhc and sdxc have the same form-factor - so the cards fit & look the same, it just can't read it.
 

Elvisbeck

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I'll do that, but I don't have a cable to hook up my camera to my laptop. Thanks though.

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My card from my Nintendo 3DS works fine in the camera, but none of my other cards don't.
 

Unami

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at least you know, that there is a card that works - keep trying other cards - o bet a lot of folks got old sd-cards <2gb they don't need any more.

try VLC first with the video files.

or you could upload a real short one and i'll have a look at it.

good luck!
 

Elvisbeck

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No dice with VLC Media. I had to convert one of my video files to .wmv just so VLC Media can play it, and it still didn't play any audio.
 
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