Recording a telephony conversation
January 21, 2007
Once you've recorded and posted your introduction, your next challenge is recording a telephony conversation. There are a variety of way to do this.
If you want to record the conversation without streaming it to via the shoutcast server, you can use a number of skype 'extras', 3rd party recording programs, or telephony programs that support recording. More info here.
If you want to record the conversation and stream it via the Shoutcast server, things get a bit more challenging. Methods vary based on operating system, sound card, and an assortment of other variables, but generally requires either a desktop USB mic or a USB headset that has two separate inputs (one for the mic and one for the earphoens). It is doable with a 'regular' headset, but thusfar sound quality has been poorer and echo issues have been unavoidable. It is also doable using some kind of external mixer, but we have not yet experimented much with that method. Windows users will most likely need to use Virtual Audio Cables , while Mac uses will need to use Audio Hijack Pro
This weeks task: post a short (about 1 minute) recording of both ends of a telephony conversation using whatever method you can.
Chat Log Below
You can try to contact other interns or friends for the recording or if no one is available, you can call 'Skype lady' at 'echo123'