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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.

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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