Tuesday, December 09, 2008

How do you make a sound file stick to the internet?

Anyone out there good with this stuff?

I made a short recording of some music at the FSSP parish in Urbe on my digital voice recorder. Does anyone know how to make a sound file for the internet with this?

I'd love to share.



Anonymous said...

Download a free application called 'Audacity' (if you Google 'Audacity', it's the first thing that comes up). Let me know if you have problems.

Anonymous said...

To expand on Sue's comment:

First, look to see what format your audio recorder file is in. What you want is .mp3 .

If it is not mp3, then you can convert it to that with Audacity, or your recorder may have a convert function in its software (probably the easiest option if true), or you can go to download.com and get any number of free mp3 converter programs that are more intuitive than Audacity if that program gives you hives.

Once you have an mp3 file, you can either put it online somewhere and put a link on the blog for people to download it, or if you want them to watch it on the blog itself, then follow the instructions at http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/07/embed-mp3-files-into-your-website.html

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant "listen to," not "watch."

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

how do I tell if it is .mp3


does it say this somewhere?

Anonymous said...

Well, first you have to get it on your computer somehow. Does it come with a method for doing this?

If so, note the location in which the file is saved when you import it from the recorder. Go to that location and select the file so that it is highlighted in blue.

If you put your mouse's arrow on it, a little yellow box should pop up with the type of file listed in it, among other things. If it does not (as Windows is as unreliable as Jesuit theology), then you may click on the file with your *right* mouse button, and from the menu that appears, select Properties. In the box that appears, there should be something that says Type of File, which should be .mp3, we hope.

Hope this helps!

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

I right clicked and looked at "properties" and it said "Windows Media Audio file"

Anonymous said...

Most likely a WAV file. Normally, left click on such, and it will play the sound on your computer. What is the make and number of your recorder? Usually the manuals are available on the Ynternet.

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