Video Players

  Summary: The default player on your computer (Windows Media Player on the PC, QuickTime on the Mac) will take care of most of your video playing needs. However, we recommend you get a universal...

Audacity Tips

Import Audio – File > Import > Audio… – Or you can drag the file into the Audacity Window. Playback – Get used to using the Spacebar for Play/Pause. Also, if you have a keybo...

Audio Resources

Equipment available for loan at UMW – The UMW Library has equipment that is available for loan that can be used for your audio projects. There are also computers available for doing audio (and ...

Audio Digitizing

The basic recipe for digitizing audio on your computer is: Ingredients Computer with an audio input Audio/Sound Editing software Audio Cable Hook it up, start the software, and begin recording. Oh, ho...

Audio Recording

Audio can come in one of two forms, analog or digital. Recording audio at this point in time is generally done using digital technology. If you would like to make an original audio recording, you can ...

Audio Encoding

In the Editing section we presented an audio file named “hello.mp3″. The sound plays for about a second and a half. The file originally was recorded at CD quality, and it occupied about 30...

Audio Editing

There are many software programs that will allow you to edit your digital audio files. One of our favorites is Audacity, a free program for both Macs and PCs (and Linux). With this editing software yo...

Audio Players

In order to play digital audio files you need to have a player program installed on your computer. Most people think of iTunes as the player of digital audio files. However, QuickTime on the Mac, and ...

Fast, Cheap, and Under Control

This is the infamous page that is a catch-all for digital video resources. It is a page that on first glance needs more structure, but it’s also chock full of useful information. As one person s...

YouTube Downloads – Endgame

  This post is an update (using much of the text from my previous posts) to an ongoing series that answers the proverbial question of how to download videos from YouTube’s website, to use i...