Audio out of sync in 2018 version

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When listening to any kind of audio to the first time, the waves match. Doing it a second time it deosn't like a little later.I didn't have this problem before, problem is i like to sync music to my clips but the audio "wave" on the audio file deosnt match the sound. Result is videos off sync and having to do it by hearing.
Hope someone could help me out
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byotix

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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hello byotix and thanks for stopping by;

Are you using MP3 files or WAV files (recommended)? Are your sources and/or project files stored on the local hard drive, or are they stored in a network drive, external hard drive, or cloud-synced folder (such as DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, etc.)?
-Robert
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Thanks for replying, I'm mostly using mp3 files, I downloaded and get from my local C: Drive / My SSD. I will try out WAV Files real quick. :)
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Update: I converted the mp3 files to .wav files, and the issue deosn't seem to appear anymore, guess I can live with it that way. Thanks!
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The audio stutter seems to  lurk in certain releases, even the latest upgrade 2018 release contains the bug

The auto update is what contaminated my presentation and upgrading to Camstasia 2018  did not resolve it

I have a simple presentation which contain 6 mp3 files , If a create a new project with a single audio track

containing he 6 Mp3 files the stutter is reproduced every time. 

If I  revert back to Camtasia Version 9.05 May 2017 the stutter magically dissappears.
So this is a bug with various versions of Camtasia which needs to be resolved 

I will stay with this version and ignore update  prompts , for me V9.05 does the job. 
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Thanks for the work around BUT
how many other formats does it not like ? it works perfectly well in a prior version - why dont they just fix it  - I wasted two days on this 
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Joe Morgan

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Why they won't fix it I can't tell you.

This has been an ongoing  issue for years. Here's my screen shot covering Camtasia 8 wav export.



As far as problems with other audio formats go. You can only import 4 in total.
(.wav’ .mp3 .wma .m4a)

As far as I know, the other 3 work correctly.
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By the way , i tried to export to .wav from inside camtasia as suggested and got the same result . The stutter carried through into the wav file. So this work-around does not work. Reverting back to V9.05 seems to be the only option
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Joe Morgan

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Sorry about that, it's worked in the past for others.

You can convert it in Audacity. A Free audio editor. https://www.audacityteam.org/
There are plenty of U-Tube tutorials on how to use it.
A lot of Camtasia users use and swear by the program.
I'm an Adobe Audition person myself. So I don't use the export technique myself. Maybe I should just abandon that advice.  


The main culprit are MP3's  with variable bit speeds. The constant bit speed mp3's are pretty stable.Anyway, that's usually the only reason you need to convert them.
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I would agree with Joe on Camtasia not working well with .mp3 files. I have always used the .wav formats with the 44,100 Hz and 16 Bit .wav files and have had great results. I usually record my audio/script separate using other software like Audacity, Adobe Audition, and I also use PreSonus Studio One 3 Pro DAW Software with my USB Audio Interface(s) which I have a few of those available.
I have found when I am just making a small short reording say for showing a quick setting in Windows 10 or other software then I just use the Camtasia Studio and record my audio with the screen at the same time. But, as stated when doing a more Professional Screencast I almost always use the separate audio with a script to have more control over the audio and for me at least it makes it easier to sync the audio to the video or move things around.
Joe I would not abandoned the idea of using the Eport Audio Option in Camtasia Studio as for a lot of new or maybe some advanced users this is great information in my opinion. I have on rare occasions used that method with some good results in the past.
Thanks for posting and let us know if any of these methods have helped or not by posting back here. Have a great day/night.