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UStream Practice Session

Video Archive of our experimentation with Ustream
November 12, 2007



Software used: Webcam Max

Chat Log Below­

19:56:50  Jeff ->  http://webcastacademy.net/webcams
19:58:46  JasonR ->  Audio sound good in SL
19:59:24  JasonR ->  At the Webcastatorium in SL
19:59:49  JasonR ->  Gah. My bad. Not in SL.
20:00:02  JasonR ->  Had you streaming in a browser tab. Mistake.
20:00:48  JasonR ->  Skype kaput on Leopard for me again/.
20:02:29  Maria ->  goodnight all - have fun
20:02:46  arvind ->  nice ustreaming and audio
20:02:48  arvind ->  hey Jeff
20:03:24  arvind ->  whoah, mirror effect
20:03:28  bnm ->  free or cost?
20:03:31  arvind ->  wow, cool software!
20:03:42  arvind ->  can you you PIP?
20:03:59  Reggie ->  what os r u running?
20:04:00  cheryloakes skiing fool ->  what is involved in a practice session?
20:04:03  arvind ->  pip yourself
20:04:55  arvind ->  I have to be in and out, but will try to stick around
20:05:11  Pam Shoemaker ->  Are we supposed to be on Ustream now?
20:05:42  derrallg ->  I am
20:06:37  Durff ->  I'm lost
20:06:38  arvind ->  Jeff, one word: dope
20:06:40  Durff ->  brb
20:07:02  arvind ->  I can hear Jeff but not Derrall
20:07:09  arvind ->  Derrall was super quiet
20:07:23  Sarah S ->  Me either
20:07:29  arvind ->  yeah, he is just quiet
20:07:38  arvind ->  sun setting on west coast...
20:07:53  cheryloakes skiing fool ->  what is the channel for ustream? I am logged in
20:07:54  SUSANVG ->  where should I be listening?
20:08:01  arvind ->  aaah, that makes sense, through your mic
20:08:33  Pam Shoemaker ->  Where do we go to hear something?  Totally lost here...
20:08:35  arvind ->  still quiet. jeff, can you change audio source in ustream without stopping the ustream?
20:08:56  arvind ->  Pam, click play on left to see the video/audio of Jeff/Derrall
20:09:08  alicemercer ->  Where are we?
20:09:10  arvind ->  ustream can be flakey
20:09:27  arvind ->  Got audio from Derrall now, but lots of background noise
20:09:43  arvind ->  I am guessing we can't hear Jeff because he changed the audio
20:09:47  clithers ->  Much beter level from Derrall
20:09:50  alicemercer ->  Are we on chat2? or listen page or what?
20:09:56  Pam Shoemaker ->  From what page?  Don't see play.
20:10:06  Sarah S ->   http://www.copyright.com/ccc/home.do
20:10:11  arvind ->  Jeff, if you keep it on soundcard and use audio repeater you could both be heard
20:10:39  alicemercer ->  Where do we listen?
20:10:39  arvind ->  be at this page: http://jefflebow.net/mohonk2007 to see/hear all this
20:10:41  Sarah S ->  oops.  www.jefflebow.net/mohonk2007
20:11:12  arvind ->  depends
20:11:16  alicemercer ->  I have
20:11:17  arvind ->  we can also have a handheld mic near the laptop
20:11:54  arvind ->  Dave last year had that little USB audio speaker which I held the handheld mic up to for the audience to hear (while simultaneously muting the mic)
20:12:08  arvind ->  muting the computer mic that is
20:12:19  arvind ->  hi Alice, looking good
20:12:26  arvind ->  pretty good audio coming from Alice
20:12:33  Pam ->  Yay!  I can hear now!
20:12:37  arvind ->  not great, but decent
20:12:37  alicemercer ->  Amazing!
20:12:48  arvind ->  video is good though
20:13:42  arvind ->  the still image pic is lousy though, probably don't need it. but if you could get screen on one image and live image on other, would be awesome
20:13:45  Durff ->  can;t get ustream show to go love
20:13:55  arvind ->  Durff, you can't even watch?
20:13:58  Durff ->  should i create a new one>
20:14:04  Durff ->  \no
20:14:15  Pam ->  I do
20:14:20  arvind ->  are you at? http://jefflebow.net/mohonk2007
20:14:38  lee baber ->  hello
20:15:42  arvind ->  hi lee
20:15:48  arvind ->  hi Pam, coming in clear
20:15:52  arvind ->  Jeff, can you lose the PIP?
20:15:54  lee baber ->  should i go to the other page to connect my ustream
20:16:11  arvind ->  yes Lee
20:16:12  lee baber ->  what is the webcastacademy page for webcam?
20:16:20  lee baber ->  link
20:16:25  susanvg ->  I'm in ustream http://ustream.tv/channel/susanvg
20:16:43  arvind ->  it's Jeff's PIP
20:16:58  arvind ->  we can see you clearly Pam
20:17:06  arvind ->  and your POS
20:17:20  susanvg ->  It was a good show
20:17:21  arvind ->  that's parent over shoulder in case anyone didn't know yet
20:17:35  lee baber ->  what is the link for the wca cam
20:17:46  arvind ->  getting echo now
20:17:55  lee baber ->  do you know wy the audio is not coming throufh the headphones for ustream
20:18:03  susanvg ->  Lee - it's http://jefflebow.net/mohonk2007
20:18:10  Durff ->  i still cant get it
20:18:19  arvind ->  Lee, you can't hear audio through your headphones?
20:18:19  lee baber ->  but how do i get my ustream to jeff
20:18:43  arvind ->  Lee, if you're logged in and broadcasting, Jeff and you should be able to connect together
20:19:15  lee baber ->  i am but on ustram not through the wevcastacademy link
20:19:32  Pam ->  I"m muted now
20:19:50  alicemercer ->  Pam start to talk
20:20:01  cfoote ->  where is the stream? having trouble finding audio?
20:20:05  cfoote ->  hi all
20:20:07  susanvg ->  I'm also webcasting (you can find me on teacher talk)
20:20:09  alicemercer ->  Sounds much better
20:20:12  derrallg ->  I like your background the best Pam
20:20:13  alicemercer ->  You can't hear us...
20:20:20  alicemercer ->  right Pam?
20:20:21  arvind ->  http://jefflebow.net/mohonk2007 - press play on the left, no separate stream, just ustream
20:20:28  alicemercer ->  We can hear you without the echo
20:20:57  Pam ->  I can mute the audio, but not my mic.
20:21:01  alicemercer ->  Hi Carolyn!
20:21:03  arvind ->  cfoote: http://jefflebow.net/mohonk2007 press play on left to get audio and video
20:21:09  cfoote ->  Hi Alice!
20:21:09  alicemercer ->  DId you hear the copyright show?
20:21:14  Durff ->  everytime i start this parent is taliing
20:21:28  alicemercer ->  Calling Durff?
20:21:37  Durff ->  she now wants to
20:21:40  cfoote ->  Alice, no, I just remembered, and now I guess it is over!
20:21:50  Durff ->  i keep saying no
20:21:53  lee baber ->  http://ustream.tv/search/all/leetest
20:22:04  Durff ->  can i borrow leroy?
20:22:21  cfoote ->  so I missed it, Alice?
20:22:22  alicemercer ->  It'll be posted in a few CF
20:22:30  alicemercer ->  It was GREAT
20:22:31  cfoote ->  ok, thanks...sorry!
20:22:33  lee baber ->  so my ustream audio is only going in internal speakers..not my headset
20:22:35  alicemercer ->  NP
20:22:38  Durff ->  not fair
20:22:47  lee baber ->  did or can you gt my link?
20:22:49  arvind ->  Jeff, you bringing a decent camera for the ustream?
20:22:50  cfoote ->  lol..a day late and a dollar short ;)
20:23:00  arvind ->  lee is "leetest" on ustream i think
20:23:01  alicemercer ->  Lee you are not broadcasting
20:23:07  lee baber ->  where is the link
20:23:11  lee baber ->  i am broadcasting
20:23:16  lee baber ->  i am seeing it in my window
20:23:19  alicemercer ->  Go to ustream and click on go live
20:23:22  lee baber ->  need the webcast link
20:23:27  lee baber ->  wca link for webcam
20:23:32  alicemercer ->  Go to UStream and log in
20:23:39  lee baber ->  i am
20:23:39  JL ->  http://www.webcastacademy.net/cam/lee
20:23:41  lee baber ->  leebaber
20:23:50  arvind ->  brb
20:24:09  susanvg ->  I'm broadcasting in teacher talk - susanvg
20:24:13  Phil g ->  I've got that you are off air
20:24:18  Durff ->  why am i off the air?
20:24:27  cfoote ->  I'm not part of it... ;)
20:24:27  Durff ->  what am i missing?
20:24:34  alicemercer ->  Carolyn are you interested in this, and do you want to join us?
20:24:36  susanvg ->  http://ustream.tv/channel/susanvg
20:24:37  cfoote ->  can I just observe for a bit?
20:24:46  Durff ->  i have
20:24:52  cfoote ->  Alice, I'm embarrassed to say I'm not sure what you are doing?
20:24:56  alicemercer ->  Sure, if you want to join, start a "show" on ustream
20:25:03  alicemercer ->  Really easy, scary easy.
20:25:06  cfoote ->  but I'm game to watch...don't have my webcam here
20:25:12  Durff ->  i did alice
20:25:33  alicemercer ->  You go into USTREAM start a show, then then give you an embed code, you paste in on a page here, and Jeff picks it up and adds you to the show.
20:25:40  alicemercer ->  But you can just watch.
20:25:40  cfoote ->  topic tonight?
20:25:45  derrallg ->  @durff I still don't see you
20:25:49  cfoote ->  ok, I will do that tonite.
20:25:50  alicemercer ->  This is a sandbox activity.
20:25:53  derrallg ->  on webcast page
20:26:31  lee baber ->  http://ustream.tv/search/all/leetest
20:26:58  arvind ->  Jeff are you recording? You can just screencast it
20:27:08  Durff ->  so after I create the show, i click 'go live' it doesn't work
20:27:13  alicemercer ->  Can I interview you all REALLY quick?
20:27:21  lee baber ->  how do i get the ustream for lee on?
20:27:26  lee baber ->  i am loged in as leebaber
20:27:27  alicemercer ->  Like a quick roundtable?
20:27:30  derrallg ->  are you set up for the correct webcam setting in advanced
20:27:42  arvind ->  excellent work Alice!
20:27:49  Durff ->  settings are ok
20:28:07  Durff ->  i'll double check
20:28:20  Sarah S ->  Great idea Alice! Much better than a podcast
20:28:47  arvind ->  prof development? Tune in Wednesday for Jeff's unkeynote at the NYSAIS ed tech conference - it's all prof dev!
20:29:00  lee baber ->  OK..how did you get your webcam on? i am braodcasting but you arent seeing me
20:29:06  alicemercer ->  This is for college credit for my credential.
20:29:14  lee baber ->  i am probably logged in to a differnt channel
20:29:16  lee baber ->  i am
20:29:23  lee baber ->  I am
20:29:29  susanvg ->  are you mac?
20:29:37  arvind ->  Lee, it is in a popup window - have you pressed "start brodcasting"
20:29:43  arvind ->  ?
20:29:49  susanvg ->  You might have to go to advanced - and chose the camera
20:30:26  lee baber ->  http://ustream.tv/channel/leetesting
20:30:32  lee baber ->  yep
20:30:40  cfoote ->  blocked in our district too, but we can get operator 11
20:30:47  lee baber ->  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/leetesting
20:30:57  clithers ->  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/learning-20
20:30:59  cfoote ->  interesting idea Pam
20:31:21  cfoote ->  we have an alternative learning center across street
20:31:28  cfoote ->  students could watch their teachers from main campus.
20:32:03  lee baber ->  did you get the stream?
20:32:49  lee baber ->  http://ustream.tv/channel/leetesting
20:32:51  cfoote ->  lol
20:33:25  cfoote ->  remind me what software he's using for pc?
20:33:30  cfoote ->  i know camtwist for mac.
20:34:22  susanvg ->  need advice on camtwist - can you use it with Skype?
20:34:31  cfoote ->  yes, susanvg
20:34:38  cfoote ->  check with darren draper..he's used it quite a bit.
20:34:50  cfoote ->  webcam max
20:34:51  derrallg ->  webcam max
20:35:03  Durff ->  me
20:35:12  Durff ->  am i live?
20:35:29  Durff ->  where is my child page?
20:35:36  clithers ->  Are you getting audio
20:35:36  Durff ->  url please
20:35:37  alicemercer ->  Okay, Jeff, will you be saving video stream too?
20:35:51  Pam ->  www.jefflebow.net/mohonk2007
20:35:58  alicemercer ->  http://www.webcastacademy.net/webcams
20:35:59  derrallg ->  webcast page still shows not broadcasting http://www.webcastacademy.net/node/1561
20:36:12  alicemercer ->  Then create child is at bottom left of box?
20:36:20  Durff ->  pooh
20:37:14  clithers ->  Broadcast audio is on but I don't think anything is getting through from me
20:37:31  Phil g ->  Lee- I'm hearing you fine if that is what you are asking.
20:37:41  cfoote ->  Hi Joyce :)
20:37:48  alicemercer ->  Am I still on?
20:38:01  alicemercer ->  Nope I'm not.
20:38:05  Phil g ->  Alice- what is your address?
20:38:16  alicemercer ->  Jeff, will you be posting video of this?
20:38:26  Durff ->  most kind
20:38:28  alicemercer ->  I don't want to be on...
20:38:30  Durff ->  i know
20:38:36  Durff ->  i think it is
20:38:47  cfoote ->  I can't hear Lee
20:39:02  Phil g ->  Wierd...I can hear Lee fine.
20:39:03  alicemercer ->  I can hear myself echoing when I'm on
20:39:26  susanvg ->  I can also hear echo when I talk
20:39:31  susanvg ->  Otherwise no echo
20:39:35  cfoote ->  Phil, I can't hear Lee at all.
20:39:37  susanvg ->  can't hear Lee
20:40:14  Phil g ->  Guess I'm the lucky one!
20:40:20  cfoote ->  ;)
20:40:33  cfoote ->  lol..like the "green screen"
20:40:38  alicemercer ->  Carolyn, nice to just be observing huh?
20:40:45  cfoote ->  yes, lol..no pressure ;)
20:41:03  alicemercer ->  Did you mute her on yours JL?
20:41:14  alicemercer ->  Nope, doesn't look like it.
20:41:24  susanvg ->  and dark
20:41:41  cfoote ->  Hi arthus and ehelfant!
20:41:48  arthus ->  hi...
20:41:52  arthus ->  once again procrastinating
20:41:53  Durff ->  i'm on!
20:41:54  alicemercer ->  I'm gonna get dinner going...
20:42:00  ehelfant ->  hi
20:42:00  Durff ->  yeah!!!
20:42:01  alicemercer ->  Hey Lisa is ON!
20:42:02  alicemercer ->  Yeah
20:42:09  Durff ->  thank you all
20:42:14  cfoote ->  now i can hear lee faintly
20:42:17  arthus ->  Jeff would love Macbook backlit keyboard :P
20:42:18  susanvg ->  can hear Lee a bit
20:42:21  Durff ->  like barthle and jaymes
20:42:26  Durff ->  mrsdurff
20:42:29  arthus ->  hehe..... I'm a night owl
20:42:50  cfoote ->  Arthus, we're playing with Ustream and using some software for the pc to juggle all the video.
20:43:08  arthus ->  CamTwist > WinMax
20:43:10  cfoote ->  must be cold where Durff is
20:43:19  arthus ->  @cfoote it's freezing up here...
20:43:25  Pam ->  Lee in lights!
20:43:27  arthus ->  I'm SOOO coold
20:43:27  cfoote ->  80 degrees here
20:43:38  Durff ->  cfoote it is
20:43:39  arthus ->  you are making me jealous
20:43:49  Durff ->  i am always cold
20:44:00  cfoote ->  lolol..
20:44:09  cfoote ->  sorry, chuckling at video
20:44:10  clithers ->  It's dead real
20:45:06  lee baber ->  we can hear lisa
20:45:28  Phil g ->  I got to hear Brad Hunstable (started ustream.tv)...
20:45:34  cfoote ->  lolol
20:45:46  Phil g ->  interviewed by Cali Lewis Geek Brief..they had sound troubles too
20:46:00  cfoote ->  she went to cook dinner.
20:46:05  clithers ->  Any idea why my audio isn't getting through?
20:46:16  susanvg ->  have you tried advanced settings
20:46:29  arthus ->  oo he's mad.... very
20:46:33  arthus ->  u can SEE it
20:46:37  clithers ->  Yes - set to internal mic
20:46:44  arthus ->  lol.... I would too
20:46:56  clithers ->  Volume 100
20:47:01  Durff ->  la la la la
20:47:08  Durff ->  YEAH
20:47:18  cfoote ->  wow, i've never listened to the banjo globally...rflol
20:47:19  arthus ->  hmm.... checked your ustream settings?
20:47:26  Pam ->  Cool!
20:47:43  susanvg ->  Lee - you hear the echo - but we don't
20:47:45  cfoote ->  where is Lee..what state?
20:47:58  clithers ->  With echo it's a banjo duet!
20:48:25  Sarah S ->  Fabulous!
20:48:30  cfoote ->  cool :)
20:48:30  susanvg ->  great!
20:48:32  ehelfant ->  that was great
20:48:46  susanvg ->  Won't get my recorder
20:48:59  Durff ->  aw
20:49:06  cfoote ->  I wonder if you could have a "round" via ustream?
20:49:21  Durff ->  why not?
20:49:35  ehelfant ->  My librarian plays the dulcimer really well!
20:49:54  arthus ->  INTERNATIONAL BAND
20:49:57  cfoote ->  <--librarian but all I play is the keyboard
20:50:00  arthus ->  brilliant
20:50:03  cfoote ->  right, ARthus!
20:50:12  Sarah S ->  I need to get a headset / mic - anyone have suggestions for something inexpensive but functional?
20:50:21  susanvg ->  I use Logitech
20:50:24  arthus ->  allright, i can play piano/keyboard
20:50:25  Durff ->  i play the rocking chair very well
20:50:32  arthus ->  @Sarah http://newegg.com
20:50:37  cfoote ->  I have a Koss.  Like it.
20:50:39  ehelfant ->  I clap well:)
20:50:48  cfoote ->  so what fixed the sound?
20:50:52  cfoote ->  that sounds great now.
20:51:03  cfoote ->  good enough to have a band over Ustream, for sure!
20:51:03  Sarah S ->  Thanks for the suggestions!
20:51:07  Durff ->  hey - you clap, i'll rock
20:51:15  arvind ->  wow, banjo was great
20:51:18  derrallg ->  clap clap
20:51:20  Phil g ->  Could you folks send us your streams again...I lost two folks!
20:51:26  Phil g ->  and am missing all the fun!
20:51:26  arvind ->  awesome job Jeff
20:51:32  cfoote ->  yes
20:51:33  arvind ->  yup we heard you
20:51:38  arvind ->  JL
20:51:41  clithers ->  When is that again? Yes hearing you.
20:51:57  arvind ->  my iMac continues to die
20:52:07  arvind ->  :{
20:52:27  arvind ->  anyway, for the studio, are we only going to ustream out and not ustream people in? or is that the way we will take live audio?
20:52:51  cfoote ->  See you all later, thanks for letting me listen in!
20:53:09  arvind ->  ok, but we will ustream your unkeynote out, right?
20:53:16  cfoote ->  Thanks Jeff :)
20:53:33  arvind ->  oh that's right, JMad will be there
20:53:36  susanvg ->  Thanks - now I have to play with camtwist
20:53:39  cfoote ->  We can't get ustream from school, so I'll only be able to catch up with conference in evening..
20:53:45  cfoote ->  thanks for the fun!
20:53:50  arvind ->  that's too bad Carolyn
20:53:55  arthus ->  wait, wat is iths?
20:53:58  cfoote ->  yeah..I know.  We're working on it.
20:54:03  cfoote ->  Arthus, it's a conference...
20:54:05  arthus ->  hmm... 1 o'clock EST when?
20:54:12  arvind ->  Arthis, we're talking about the NYSAIS unconference starting tomorrow and going through Friday
20:54:14  arthus ->  wat day?
20:54:19  Durff ->  wed
20:54:25  arthus ->  ah.. cool
20:54:26  arvind ->  1:00EST is Jeff Lebow's unkeynote speech
20:54:35  Durff ->  i thought it was 12:30
20:54:36  Phil g ->  oh yeah, forgot about the unconference
20:54:40  arthus ->  hmm.... Jeff, I could perhaps come in?
20:54:42  cfoote ->  cool, Patrick's class ??
20:54:45  arvind ->  Jeff, you might want to throuw a blog post with the where/when people should tune in remotely
20:54:46  cfoote ->  I wish I could hear it !!
20:54:58  cfoote ->  Jeff, Arthus is a student
20:54:59  arthus ->  I'm free 1:00 EST Wednesday
20:55:06  arthus ->  and yes I'm a sttudent
20:55:08  susanvg ->  I have two classes who want to jam online - but video blocked in one school board
20:55:09  clithers ->  Thanks for the chance to get involved - even without audio!
20:55:12  Sarah S ->  Will it be recorded so folks can watch later?
20:55:33  cfoote ->  lolol
20:55:36  arthus ->  I've got a free block
20:55:40  arthus ->  lol.... not cutting class
20:55:48  cfoote ->  can you get to ustream at your school, arthus?
20:55:58  arthus ->  I reckon I can, but I'll check tomorrow
20:56:02  lee baber ->  cant hear others
20:56:13  cfoote ->  wow, nice digs
20:56:15  lee baber ->  k
20:56:24  arthus ->  k... I'll check in with u there
20:56:31  cfoote ->  lol
20:56:33  lee baber ->  we weill be there at 1210 for sound test
20:56:39  cfoote ->  bye all!
20:56:45  arvind ->  you're staying in the lodge though once the conference starts, right JL?
20:56:50  Sarah S ->  This was great to watch the behind the scenes.
20:56:56  arthus ->  uh Jeff.. that didn't come out right :P
20:57:02  Phil g ->  Nice Kitty susan
20:57:07  susanvg ->  thanks
20:57:07  Pam ->  Bye all!
20:57:07  arthus ->  14-year olds would twist that soo much
20:57:10  arvind ->  change the battery pack on your camera!
20:57:11  derrallg ->  bye everyone
20:57:16  Phil g ->  bye everyone
20:58:33  JL ->  recording at: http://ustream.tv/recorded/5JQbIlnjNziwXag21reCWA
20:58:46  arthus ->  adios

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Comments

it pretty

I find it pretty cool - though it is an extremely niche application. Doing such a thing with Ustream though can be pretty cool (most live broadcasting solutions offer 2 hosts only).

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 madonna

Never Able to graduate!

Will I ever be able to graduate, Jeff, with our Galactic Webcastacademy reaching all cyberspaces out there?

I thought I was doing pretty well, but now Ustream, SL...I wonder how I'd have to change my settings to do that...

 

I really wanted to learn it!
 

Loved to see you on video.

Beijos, 

Carla Arena

A curious Brazilian EFL Educator

This is very cool

Hi Jeff,

Congratulations. I have enjoyed the Ustream at academy a lot. Strongly commend to post Worldbridge image on your background, if you could make a small icon down in the video straming corner, would be better. Wish I could join you all later, but I know it wouldn't be that soon. Have fun!

 

Jane Jiang/SpiceCN

Jeff Rocks!

I'm bringing tissue tomorrow and will likely cry more than Alex :)

Very interesting . . . .

Hi, Jeff.

This sounded very interesting, and I noticed that there was also a lot of
activity in the chatroom.

I wish I'd been able to participate. I broke my glasses yesterday, and had to
spend an inordinate amount of time getting an exam and new glasses today.
I do have a usable "every day" pair now, though, and my "dress up" pair
should arrive in about a week.

I hope to know when the next event like this happens and to participate in it.

D. O.

 

Dennis Oliver: ESL Teacher and Materials Developer in Phoenix, Arizona.
Not a techie but not a technophobe, either.



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