Audio File For multiple layers
I need to know some technical info on how audio is handled in SL.
I have a slide that has multiple layers (6-8). I have one audio file that I reference on the main layer. When the user clicks a specific button, a different section of the audio file plays.
I am dropping cut sections of that audio from the main layer onto the other layers. When I create the additional layers, I am importing the original audio and using the audio editor to cut out the section I want to play on each layer.
My question is: When I use the storyline audio editor to cut sections of audio file, is it really dumping the sections I ask it to and only placing that smaller section of audio in my layer or is it maintaining the entire original clip (in the background) and playing back the section I Cut audio away from? I am wondering that if I get 6-8 layers or more of files, if they could cause SL to bog down?
I would love to place the file here, but cannot release it due to client restrictions.