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Microsoft PowerPoint Audio Files Clipped?

I have been working on a PowerPoint (Mac OS X 2004) quiz for quite some time and have inserted sound files which work fine. However i have been working on a new slide and it seems all my sound files (not movie) only play for about a second. This is throughout the whole presentation. I must have clicked on a setting but I have no idea how and how it would effect the whole presentation.

I have to admit up front that I'm not sure exactly how to solve this problem, but you can gain a lot of important information about your audio files, and ascertain whether it's clipped data or not, by doing this:

When you can see one of your audio file objects, right click on it. You'll then see...