Webcast Academy Meeting 1.3.5
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006
- The Webcast Academy Moodle
- Open Troubleshooting
- Interncast Schedule (starting to produce shows with support of oldtimers, if necessary)
I have a Power Gramo recording of at least part of the meeting. I will post it as an historical document - documentation of a Skype echo problem!
On 18/11/06, Jeff Lebow <[email protected]> wrote: Hello Euro Team ,
Delighted to hear that you had good meeting Thursday. Hope someone got a decent recording that can be posted.
Just wanted to mention
A) 1900kb down, 450kb up should be adequate for hosting a skype conf and streaming. It's comparable to what I get. CPU usage might be another issue.
B) Had an interesting discussion about the use of the Webcast Academy Moodle and other site management issues that may be of interest
C) Whenever you decide on a date/time for the next EuroMeeting, please do post it on the event calendar (Create Content/event) with a link to the global time. That way, interns who haven't been keeping up with posts will be able to see at a glance when it's happening.
Happy Weekend to all,
Thanks for joining the MiniEuro Meeting last night – we were missing Andrew and Bengt – and Jeff
Still confused where to post.
Present were Niels, who called the meeting, Sus and Anne from Denmark and me from Germany. Niels managed to stream our proceedings on sandpits A and B, plus record on Audacity. I started recording on Audacity, but had to switch off because it was interferring with other people's connection. I also recorded on Gramo - but there is nothing worth uploading anywhere.
1. Started off as a Skypecast. Niels had trouble with other people trying to get in.
2. Switched to an ordinary Skype conference.
3. Sus had difficulties getting in.
Webcast Moodle Discussion
November 16, 2006
Art, Doug, Brad, & Jeff discuss Webcast Academy organizational issues in general, and Moodle based courses in particular (see WebcastAcademy.com)
Chat Log Below
My settings for a working system for recording AND streaming:
Soundcard: SigmaTel C-Major Audio v. 126.96.36.199.4255 (11.03.05)
USB-mic from Logitech – AK5379 – driver MS 5.1.2535.0 (01.07.01
Installed: full version of AVC – Audio Virtuel Cabels – or ask Jeff! + all programs form the webcas kit for windows
SYSTEM: WinXP professional v. 2002 - servicepak 2 -
Hi --- I was webcasting last week through an pa system -- so I was going directly into my soundcard via a 1/8 inch audio cable from the mixing board. I selected the Stereo Mix Audio Recording Control and put the volume up and was not getting any input from my sound card to Simplecast or Audacity. I panicked, restarted Simplecast, checked my audio settings -- nothing seemed to work. So I closed and opened Audacity, and then I saw that the microphone was selected in the audio input in Audacity. I changed that to Audio Mix and that fixed the problem.
So what does this all mean? I think that Audacity may take over some of your Audio settings on your computers, so checking the settings there before you start streaming is important. I hope that this helps some of you.
Since my desktop is new, I decided to contact Dell. After a long online chat and a phone call, Dell told me they had the solution, but if I wanted to know it would cost me $99.00.
This is the 3rd webcast for Women of Web 2.0.
Cheryl was webcasting from Wells, ME, Jennifer, Vicki and Sharon were in Atlanta at the Georgia State Technology Conference.
We discussed blogging and different conference offerings. There were 20 people in the skypecast, and about 12 people in the Worldbridges Chat.
Thanks to Jeff and Dave for hosting this great opportunity. Thanks to all the listener.
I'll be posting to iTunes this week, so you will be able to RSS the podcast. Thanks for the suggestion.
Over and out,
Looks like Second Life is experiencing some growing pains. I wonder how long it will be before we see some significant (and highly restrictive) DRM creep it's way in-world?
Thanks to a remark from Bengt I have started testing out this amazing software: i-Sound WMA MP3 Recorder 6.60 Professional
Read more about this test - here in the webcastbook
Anyone like to try this out - and give a repport back in the WebCastBook?
I am beginning to realise that what I need to produce is a set of procedures which are tailored to my equipment and set-up. I also realise that, had I come to webcasting via the webcasting books available currently on the market then I probably would never have even attempted it, as the extracts of books currently available that I have seen sound sooo complicated. Anything published was probably written at least a couple of years ago and I guess things move fast.
I am also beginning to realise that it is highly over-ambitious to think that I could host a webcast before the end of the year. Since I had sound problems yesterday, all I could do was watch Jeff's desktop in the webhuddle. What an education! Constantly switching from one window to the other, adjusting this, adjusting that, keeping an eye on the other. Not sure I'm up to multi-tasking to that degree as well as keeping up my end of the conversation!
I've added a new section to the webcastacademy.com Moodle site. There's now a wiki in the course I thought we could use as a group to flesh out what the course should include (and as an easy way for me to start identifying the lesson sections in the site.
Since this is supposed to be a collaborative effort, I'd like to identify people who are willing to help generate the content for the lessons so we can start building this out. I'm not sure who mentioned it during Sunday's call, but creating a self-study series of lessons in combination with classroom style lessons is an excellent idea for adult education in my book.
November 12, 2006
- Share Good / Bad Experience using Audacity
- How do VAC really work? (Diagram of VAC)
- Skypecast Control- New Screencast about Skypecasting
- Bandwidth Concerns
- Brainstorm how to use Webcast - Bring at least one good idea.
- Share experience with trying streaming
- Questions and word is free