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Title: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Geekyfanboy on June 20, 2008, 04:58:41 PM
I just came across this new Podcasting software and I know several of you are podcasters besides Rico and I was wondering if anyone has every heard of it or used it..

it's called Podcast Station here's the link: http://www.podcaststation.com/?SSAID=197849 (http://www.podcaststation.com/?SSAID=197849)


Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on June 21, 2008, 04:43:39 AM
Looks interesting Kenny.  I'm going to give it a try.
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Post by: jedijeff on June 21, 2008, 05:47:44 AM
cool stuff Kenny, I will have to try it out. Thanks for the link.
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Post by: moyer777 on June 21, 2008, 06:56:39 AM
This reminds me of Radio Station software.  VERY COOL.  I may just try this out!  Thanks Kenny!
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Post by: Jen on June 21, 2008, 07:26:33 AM
That's interesting. Too bad they don't have a Mac version...
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Post by: Captain BJ Wanlund on July 22, 2008, 07:54:29 AM
Agreed, Jen.

Although I'm sorely tempted to play around with Boot Camp...

BJ
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Post by: Meds on September 15, 2008, 12:49:17 PM
Looks like this site has now closed down.
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Post by: Data on September 15, 2008, 02:44:00 PM
hey guys im after some good ''free'' podcasting software any ideas ?
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Jen on September 15, 2008, 06:00:49 PM
For recording right? Audacity is free. :)
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Post by: Meds on September 15, 2008, 10:06:33 PM
Oh Audacity is brilliant, i use it on all my recordings. Even started adding music, oh the geek i am. :)
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on September 16, 2008, 03:33:17 AM
Audacity is pretty much the standard.  Works well and it's free.  One word of warning that I have learned over the years of using it.  Once you record something whether it's for a minute or an hour, immediately save it before you start to edit, etc.  The program can crash on occasion and you will lose you audio.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Meds on September 16, 2008, 09:32:06 AM
Yeah i found that out doing the audio drama for Jen.
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Post by: Rico on September 16, 2008, 09:38:19 AM
Here's the funny thing, it crashed much more often for me when I was running it on Windows XP (not a huge amount - maybe once every month or so.  Since I've been using it on my Vista machine, it's been nearly perfect.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Geekyfanboy on September 16, 2008, 09:53:18 AM
So far it hasn't crashed on me.. and I have XP and use it several times a week. Guess I've been lucky.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on September 16, 2008, 10:20:01 AM
It seemed to mainly happen when doing heavy editing and/or recording new parts and slipping them into an open file.  So I think it depends on the way it's being used, your specific hardware, drivers, etc.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: metron07 on September 16, 2008, 10:38:19 AM
It seemed to mainly happen when doing heavy editing and/or recording new parts and slipping them into an open file.  So I think it depends on the way it's being used, your specific hardware, drivers, etc.

Sounds like a memory leak due to a driver for any number of hardware sources. Many drivers for Vista are written quite well not to mention they only run on current better designed hareware which may explain why Rico has had a better experience under Vista. One of the few good things you can say about that OS, though I for one like it very much, I was like most in that I was not able to get the hardware to run it until just recently.

Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Meds on September 16, 2008, 10:53:00 AM
For me it was the first time i used audacity and i'd messed up on so many takes that i had loads of audacity files open and on the take that i thought i'd done a good job it just went. Never happened since but there again i've got better at doing lines ;)
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Post by: metron07 on September 16, 2008, 11:01:02 AM
It's a old office automation secret. SAVE, SAVE, SAVE. Sometimes to more than one version of the same file.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Meds on September 16, 2008, 11:09:14 AM
Yeah plus i now know that you can undo a record so you never need too many open.
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Post by: Data on September 16, 2008, 02:47:49 PM
thanks guys ill track it down
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: SilverFox on February 26, 2009, 06:32:25 PM
I know this is probably waaay late, but I use a program call "Cool Edit Pro" which was the baby to Adobe Audition. If you need Data, I can send you a zip file with everything you need to use it. Just let me know

Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: moyer777 on February 26, 2009, 09:04:05 PM
I know this is probably waaay late, but I use a program call "Cool Edit Pro" which was the baby to Adobe Audition. If you need Data, I can send you a zip file with everything you need to use it. Just let me know


I just loved Cool Edit Pro!  It was a great program.  I use Adobe Audition now, and I love it too! 
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Jen on February 27, 2009, 04:11:55 AM
I know this is probably waaay late, but I use a program call "Cool Edit Pro" which was the baby to Adobe Audition. If you need Data, I can send you a zip file with everything you need to use it. Just let me know


I just loved Cool Edit Pro!  It was a great program.  I use Adobe Audition now, and I love it too! 

I use Adobe Audition now too, though I cut my teeth on Garage Band and Audacity. Both are great but Audition is far more advanced. Took a little bit of learning, I was lucky to have someone familiar with it helping me figure things out.
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Post by: Rico on February 27, 2009, 04:43:35 AM
I'm pretty old school here still I guess.  Only have used Audacity.  It does what I need for now.
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Post by: billybob476 on February 27, 2009, 04:51:22 AM
Hey if it ain't broke...
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Post by: Dangelus on February 27, 2009, 05:08:51 AM
And it's free which is always good!
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Post by: Meds on February 27, 2009, 07:41:24 AM
Great offer silverfox. I use audacity and have only just got used to working it all out and it seems to suit me pretty good.
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Post by: wraith1701 on April 02, 2009, 07:51:26 PM
Forgive me if this has been asked already, but I was wondering-  Can Audacity be used to lift audio clips from video files (files like avi, wmv, or quicktime)?  If so, how do you do it?  And if not, does anyone know of an application that can do this?
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Post by: Meds on April 03, 2009, 01:24:55 AM
Yeah you can that's how i get clips for waffle on. What i do is have the DVD/ youtube-clip/ or whatever you are going to catch, then turn audacity on and press record and then play your video. It should catch the clip. You may have to change the settings so its not on microphone to line in or stereo, but if you turn audacity on when the clip is already ready it should automatically have the right settings. I'm still using audacity 2. something and not the new 3. something simply because i know how it works, though i have been dabbling with it especially using the duck feature for promos. I know Rico also uses audacity and he will probably give a better explanation on how you get the audio clips from videos but i hope my answer helps.
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Post by: Rico on April 03, 2009, 03:52:04 AM
Yes, like Meds said Audacity will record it.  Just make sure to go into preferences and set the input/record area to "What you hear" and then it records whatever sound your computer plays.  I use it all the time to collect clips for the podcast.
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Post by: wraith1701 on April 03, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
Thanks guys!  Just tried it out; works like a charm. :)
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Meds on April 03, 2009, 03:33:50 PM
Yay, what are you up to Eric?
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Post by: wraith1701 on April 03, 2009, 03:40:14 PM
Yay, what are you up to Eric?

There are a couple of subjects that I'm considering doing a podcast on.  If I can pull it off, I'm thinking of setting them aside for the next time Rico requests a guest podcast host. :)
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Meds on April 03, 2009, 03:59:23 PM
Good man, i look forward to hearing it.
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Post by: Jen on April 03, 2009, 05:23:24 PM
Good man, i look forward to hearing it.

Me too. :)
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Post by: moyer777 on April 03, 2009, 08:35:09 PM
me three
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Post by: Feathers on April 03, 2009, 11:37:13 PM
Me four?  Or is that line getting old now?

I've only ever dabbled with audio and don't believe I could hold sonethin together long enough for an entire podcast. Maybe o should download anyway and try it. :)
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: dinghead on April 04, 2009, 10:09:31 PM
Audacity is really stupid fun. Just for recording samples and tweaking the heck out of them if nothing else. ^_^
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Meds on June 29, 2009, 03:29:26 AM
I'm still using standard audacity but have the new version which i do the promo's on. Thinking about switching to the new one full time. Hmmm.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Feathers on July 07, 2009, 11:43:37 AM
Yes, like Meds said Audacity will record it.  Just make sure to go into preferences and set the input/record area to "What you hear" and then it records whatever sound your computer plays.  I use it all the time to collect clips for the podcast.

I don't see a "what you hear" option. Is this a super secret setting or something?
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on July 07, 2009, 11:52:19 AM
Yes, like Meds said Audacity will record it.  Just make sure to go into preferences and set the input/record area to "What you hear" and then it records whatever sound your computer plays.  I use it all the time to collect clips for the podcast.

I don't see a "what you hear" option. Is this a super secret setting or something?

Under Preferences, then Audio I/O.  Then adjust your recording device option.
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Post by: Feathers on July 07, 2009, 11:54:14 AM
That's where I looked but it's not one of my options.
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Post by: billybob476 on July 07, 2009, 11:57:58 AM
I think the availability of "What you Hear" has to do with your sound hardware. The only options I have are for the Microsoft Sound Mapper or my SB Audigy 2 ZS.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on July 07, 2009, 11:58:42 AM
That's where I looked but it's not one of my options.

What version of Audacity are you running?  It also may have to do with your sound hardware and other software you have installed.
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Post by: Meds on July 07, 2009, 11:59:38 AM
MIke if you look at the top of your audacity page it will say edit, scroll down to preferences then you cam change your option of source. what is do is if you are going to record a sound from a dvd what is suggest is play the dvd first then open audacity it should automatically set itself to record 'what you hear' :) oh just seen Rico post, as he said ha ha.
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Post by: billybob476 on July 07, 2009, 12:02:37 PM
Right Rico, you see the "What U Hear" option has your sound card indicated next to it. I'm pretty sure it's something that your sound device has to support. I'd assume a more basic on board sound device wouldn't have such an option.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on July 07, 2009, 12:04:27 PM
True - but from my experience most systems even with built-in sound should be able to handle it, if you have them set up the right way with the right drivers.
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Post by: Feathers on July 07, 2009, 12:10:14 PM
I've got 1.2.6 which is the latest stable release. I only see my equivalent of the top three of the options you have. Maybe a limitiation of Dell laptops I guess.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on July 07, 2009, 12:13:43 PM
OHHH - it's a laptop!  Well, unless it's a pretty expensive killer one, sound is not supported real well on many laptops.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Feathers on July 07, 2009, 12:17:13 PM
We ran out of desktop room years ago - too many kids and not enough bedrooms - so it's laptops or nothing these days.

looks like I'd have to try and rip any audio I wanted to the machine and then use it from there. Oh well, it was worth a try.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Podcasting Software...
Post by: Rico on July 07, 2009, 12:19:48 PM
Well if you have two laptops, just go out audio from one to in audio(mic) on the other.