Saturday, September 29, 2007

Notes on Audio and Videocasting

Just notes - because it's good to share

Windows

First step: recording audio. See Audacity.

Second step: recording both sides of a conversation. There's a bunch of 3rd party applications. See http://webcastacademy.net/presentations/upei2007

  • Recording Conversations with remote participants
http://webcastacademy.net/node/1083
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/06/how-to-record-skype-conversations.htm

Third: Streaming

None of these programs capture both ends and push it out.

Use Virtual Audio Cables - Tools

http://webcastacademy.net/webcaster-kit

Then streams out to shoutcast server using simplecast. (Or an open source program called icecast (but it doesn't support mp3 well))

or freecast.com - http://freecast.co.uk

Mac

You're essentially using nicecast - http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/


Screencasting

Jing - http://www.jingproject.com


Screen sharing - live sharing of computer screens

http://yugma.com


Video streaming

ustream.tv - free hosted service


To connect audio and video to computer - Pinnacle device - takes audio and video cables in one side, and provides a/v computer inputs out the other side.