How do I change the ApprenNet recording options for a PC? (Window XP Instructions)

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Window XP Instructions

First, find your PC’s audio settings:

  1. Select Start > Control Panel.
  2. Select Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices in the Control Panel.
  3. Select Sounds and Audio Devices in the Sound, Speech, and Audio Devices screen.
  4. The Sounds and Audio Devices Properties screen is displayed.

Second, change your PC’s playback options:

  1. In the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties screen, select Audio tab.
  2. In the Sound playback section, select the device you use to record your videos, e.g. speakers, from the drop-down list and select Volume.
  3. In the Volume Control screen displayed, select Options > Properties.
  4. In the Properties screen displayed, ensure all of the boxes displayed under Show the following volume controls are checked and select OK.
  5. In the Volume Control screen, ensure that the Microphone section’s Mute box is checked and that all other Mute boxes in the Volume Control screen are unchecked. Then select Options > Exit.

Change your PC’s recording options:

  1. In the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties screen, select the Audio tab.
  2.  In the Sound recording section, select the device you use to make your videos for ApprenNet, e.g. speakers, from the drop-down list and select Volume.
  3. In the Recording Control screen, select Options > Properties.
  4. In the Properties screen displayed, ensure all of the boxes displayed under Show the following volume controls are checked and select OK.
  5. In the Recording Control screen, select Options > Advanced Controls to display the Advanced button under Microphone.  Select Advanced.
  6. Under Other Controls, ensure that the Microphone Gain Control box is unchecked and select Close.
  7.  In the Recording Control screen, select Options > Exit.
  8. Test the sound by recording a video in ApprenNet and previewing it.
  9. If you’re having problems with the microphone, select Start >All Programs > Accessories >Entertainment > Sound Recorder to display the Sound Recorder.

Try to record your speech through your microphone, then play it back. If you can’t hear what you recorded, re-display the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties screen and play with the microphone settings until the recording test works    

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