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Stereo Mix Available via Dell

Stereo Mix - a reality.  I’m talking about the sound card option that had been removed on some Dell laptops and desktops purchased during the past few years.   The option was not available, on purpose.  This week, Dell released a new driver where the Stereo Mix option is a choice. My laptop is now letting me successfully record both sides of a Skype conversation.  I really did not believe it was going to work – but it does!  Here are my steps:

Audacity Portable - Sound editing and recording to go

Audacity Portable is the popular Audacity audio editor packaged as a portable app, so you can take your audio files along with everything you need to edit and record on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind (freeware).

http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/audacity_portable

James/Eurominuteman 

 

Event Publisher Guide via Google Calendar

Share your events with an individual, a group, or the whole world

Pam's Reflections

I'm Back

I'm back, finally. Things got extremely busy and I had to take a step back. Hopefully I can keep up with class 2.4 when it starts and finally complete the activities (or at least more than I have so far.) I have had some time to play with Audacity, but I still have a lot to learn. I haven't even started trying to record both ends of a phone call let alone moving on from there.

High Quality Video goes public with Skype 3.6 for Windows

Today's new version of Skype fits with the Ustream activites here at the Academy:

http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/windows/

Balancing Things Out . . . ?

. . . An attempt to restore a kind of balance.



 

Every time I thought about my abortive attempt to record the Skype group conversation with Carla Arena, Erika Cruvinel, a­nd a number of students from Carla's online class "Listening Plus," I felt bad— mostly because I didn't want the students to feel that what they had heard was typical of
international communication via Skype—
and I felt worse because several of them said that they were excited to be able to talk with "a real American."

Hoping to turn a colossal lemon into some lemonade, I transcribed what I said in the original Skype recording and re-re­corded it.

If you click ­HERE, you'll be taken to a webpage with a written introduction, then a link to the actual re-recording.

D. O. 

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.jpg graphic: Audacity re-recording of a partial Skype recording




UStream Practice Session

Video Archive of our experimentation with Ustream
November 12, 2007



Software used: Webcam Max

Chat Log Below­

Open Source Sound Card Software

I found a list of interesting freeware software for and around sound cards. Who will help evaluating the best ones? 

http://sourceforge.net/search/index.php?words=%28%2Bsound+%2Bcard%29&typ...

2007-11-11: Skype Recording and Streaming--D. Oliver


.jpg graphic: unsuccessful Skype recording and streaming session   ­

Oy, vey ist mir . . . . 

This past week, Carla Arena,
Erika Cruvinel, and I had
a Skype conversation with
Carla's online students in
Brasília, Brazil. Carla set up
the streaming, and my job
was to record the session.
We did­ a test about 20 minutes
before the session began, and
everything seemed to be
working OK. I was able to
record everything, but when
I checked it later, the results were . . . not stellar.­

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by Dr. Radut