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Just getting started with webcasting

This will be a short blog post as I have completed Week 1 assignments and am now looking towards week 2!  Just as well, as the meeting is in 2 hours! 

No problems so far, however I have noticed a lot of activity on the group Skype chat and was wondering if I was really being left behind....maybe everyone is well into week 2 by now. Luckily I watched the screencast on how to manage a group Skype chat so I now know how to not have the chat window popping up during class all the time!

Week #1

I've done a lot of listening this week. Stayed up much later than I should have to listen to some webcasts. I've gotten something out of all of them but I find it hard to digest it all. I really appreciated the time with Lee and Derrall with the Mac interface on Monday, Jan 21st. They gave us a basic run down of the software, explaining the purposes and settings. It was very helpful. Thanks so much!

Offline Playback of Jing Screencasting Files via Total Video Player

Is there a offline way for the playback of Jing screencasting files?

After creating or downloading a Jing screencast, save the .swf flash file to your HD.

Then download and install the Total Video Converter.

http://www.effectmatrix.com/total-video-converter/index.htm

This installation is actually comprized of two software packages.

Karen Dennis...slowly but surely, starting to get it!

I am now starting to believe that I can do this!  I was so excited today after I posted my first audio recording using Audacity.  I like how this academy is taking me in managable steps toward my goal of becoming a webcaster.  I find that I am a bit intimidated, not quite sure what to do, but after spending some time navigating around the website, I find the answers I need in order to do what I need to do.  I am very grateful knowing there is so much support out there, helping me to get to my goals.  It still just amazes me that we are a group of people all with an int

Holy Moly, lots to learn and already playing catch up!!

I was traveling yesterday, had been in Kansas City to watch my daughter perform, so did not return home in time to participate live.  I am listening to the recording of the session.  Learning lots, but discovered I hate just listening and not participating.  So, hopefully life does not get in the way too often.  Ok, I know I am dreaming, but my intentions are good.  

Get this party started!

Finally feeling like I "get" what I'm supposed to do with this! A lot of that has to do with the first class (but missed the second... have to go back and listen to that!) and reading around on the website. This is a great community! Really liking that I can listen to other people's projects/ideas/intros and that we'll continue to work together. Great collaborative environment that I hope to try to re-create in part at my school. 

Week 1 Reflection

I am using a Mac for this session and am fairly new at it.  After some confusion with the Lame file I needed for converting to MP3in Audacity, I finally got it.  I had to go back and load Audacity the beta version and when I tried to convert, a pop up box said I didn't have the Lame file and did I wish to download.  It also provided the link for me.  Too cool.  These computers just get smarter and smarter.    

Recording Skype call (two sides)

After some frustration with what I thought were setting issues, Lee B helped me out and it turns out my dual 1/8th inch plug headset wasn't going to work for this. I went to the local Radio Shack and ended up with a Logitec 250 USB headset, and things went MUCH smoother! I figured I'd post the settings here that worked, since they are a little different from Lee's screencast since she's using other software.

 (Using a Logitec 250 USB headset)

System prefs : Sound : output and input set to Logitec USB

Preparing for Upcoming Semester

Leopard trials

Well - last night was a challenge, but thanks to Derrallg, Sharonp and others I think I have solved my problems. So for other Leopard users. The version of Nicecast I am using is: 1.9d1 I have my Source set up as Application: Skype It automatically hijacks when I broadcast. I was getting a high-pitched feedback on the line - lowering the output volume in my system preferences seemed to fix that.
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