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How to Extract Audio from Ustream on a Mac

Extracting Audio from Ustream on a Mac.

1. Open Soundflower and change the 2 channel setting to 'Built-in Output'

2. Open System Preferences for Sound

a. Change Input and Output to 'Soundflower 2 ch'

3. Open Audacity.

a. Open Preferences.

b. Click on the Audio I/O tab. Change Recording device to 'Soundflower (2ch).

Introduction

Well, here is my first assignment: audio introduction. Let's see if it takes. Yes. So simple.

How to transcribe wave-to-text for text blog publication

Steps

1. Convert the audio file from AUP to WAV or MP3 (using Audacity/Lame/WinLame)

2. Transcribe from WAV or MP3 to Text (using WAV-To-TEXT Voice Recognition)

Web Conferencing and Webcasting System

ePresence Interactive Media is an Open Source Web Conferencing and Webcasting system that delivers video and synchronized presentation media over the internet using multiple streaming formats for multiple platforms. Freeware from the University of Toronto, Canada

http://epresence.tv/products

http://sourceforge.net/projects/epresence/ 

Microphone Monitoring Tool

NATSpectrum

A nice small freeware tool to display live microphone input levels (meaning audio gain and frequency - the starting point for audio quality control in a gain structure), plus a mic volume and mute switch, and a headset volume level switch

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=43372

Streaming into/within/from 2D Virtual Workshops (Converging Webcasting into Moodle)

A. Introduction

In order to enable this module, some course material must be prepared and installed. So it might be favorable to consider converging The Basic Program into WizIQ/Moodle first. Check the relevant module for this.

Benchmark Examples

eLearn Magazine http://elearnmag.org/index.cfm

WizIQ Demo Workshop Replay: Click on "Play Recording" and wait for the playback start

More Real-Time Audio Quality Problems? Use an Amplifier with Equalizer

Try using an Amplifier with an Equalizer (built-in one) to boost the energy of some of the audio bands. Many are like guitar amplifiers (with a MIDI input for instruments), but look for softwares that have a Microphone input, like this one:

Real-Time Audio Quality Problems? Use a Graphic Equalizer

Try using a Graphic Equalizer (a 7 or 10 band one) to boost the energy of some of the audio bands (freeware).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_equalizer 

Master Windows Volume Control

Do you need a master administration tool for Windows volume control?

ZVolume Home 2006 is a nice, powerful replacement to the standard Windows volume and mute control (freeware).

It can be vastly customized, including changing its look using skins. It supports hotkeys and command-line parameters as well as all other functions the standard Windows volume control supports.

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