so, i am teaching an online class and had some students request my lecture in audio format (mp3) instead of text. the week is my last lecture and i have yet to do any with audio, but figured i should try one and this one is not that long...i am actually going to only do a segment with audio and the segment is about 8 - 10 minutes. i have this nice plantronics headset/mic (usb) that i bought to go along with via voice a while back (what a disaster that software was) and my headset is currently recognized as the audio input device by my computer...my problem is that i don't know how to get the audio into my machine. i could just tape myself with my miniDV camera and extract the audio, but i'd like to at least try recording directly with the plantronics equipment if possible. is there a good shareware or freeware app for something like this?<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
For free and already on your computer is iMovie.<br>You can start a new project and add an audio track and record your lecture.<br>when you are done save the file and quit iMovie.<br>the file will be in aiff format which you can import into iTunes and convert to MP3.<br>This is just a simplified explanation.<br><br><br>My Stuff
Far and away, the best shareware app is Sound Studio. Apple bundles it for free with new computers, and you can download it here.<br><br>I use it to record my radio shows. I really like the product. <br><br>
i ended up downloading and trying it...it was perfect -- along with lori's iTunes > mp3 conversion. my segment ended up taking me 15 minutes...now i worry that i gave my students too much all semester since i underestimated how long it would take to get through things i wrote. oh well, they got to learn more. heh heh.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
14 days of use...they don't count days you don't use it...that has me thinking (and that's rare), if i used it from 11 pm to past midnight, did i just waste 2 days? if nothing else, the education price is only about $25.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
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