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The cross-platform open-source multimedia framework, player and server
Many times when online you will download a video or audio file. Maybe you like listening to your favorite cd or perhaps watch a dvd on your computer.
The trouble is most times you will have yo use different players for different formats.
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats as well as DVDs, Audio CDs VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
The old name “Video LAN” also unveils another important feature: The VLC Media Player can be used as a Streaming Server or Client and thus is able to provide almost any video or stream via network. Furthermore it is notable that the VLC is compatible to almost any platform – Windows, Mac OS, Linux or BeOS – and can be run without an installation.
VideoLAN started as a student project at the École Centrale Paris, with the goal of developing a general-purpose media player that could handle audio, video and streamed content. The main result of this project so far is the VideoLAN Client (VLC) Media Player, currently in version 0.8.6.
Think of something like Windows Media Player on steroids and you’ll be part way to VLC. It can play most kinds of common audio such as OGG, MP3, WAV and WMA, and most kinds of video such as AVI, MPEG and WMV, but it goes further than that. Key among its advantages is that you don’t need a separate codec such as WinDVD or PowerDVD to play DVD movies and there are versions of VLC Media Player for most common computing platforms.
The program in its default form looks innocuous enough, like one of the mini skins for Windows Media Player; you just don’t get all the pop-ups saying it needs a codec for MP4, FLAC or Raw DV. These are also covered by default in the VLC player and new formats are being added all the time. The latest update added WMV9 and Flash video.
The other day I was looking for some sound effects for a streaming audio production I am doing for a kindergarten and came accross Soungle.
Soungle is a free site, developed by Southern Codes, for finding all kind of sound FX and musical instruments samples on our mega online library. As different from most of similar sites, Soungle is NOT a Web search engine.
It only searches in our growing monster database. Our goals are to keep it simple to use (search, preview and download) and to keep it free.
Keyword searches are performed by entering any word or phrase in a search box. The retrieved results of a keyword search are displayed ten to a page. Clicking on play icon allows you to preview a file. Download button instantly downloads the sound effect or musical instrument sample file.
A short description of the sound appears on top of every sound , followed by the frame rate, duration and bit rate. Remember, all of our sound effects and samples are royalty free for downloading.
When you add this to our other free music sites we have listed for you I am sure you will be able to find nearly anything you want.
This is so far is a cracking piece of kit.
I’ve been using it for just over a month. Easy to install and with excellent sound quality.
Unlike some types of ‘free’ VOIP recording applications which can limit your recordings from 15-30 minutes, there is no time llimit what so ever on this application.
You also have a choice as to where store your recording (click the yellow folder next to the ‘settings’ making it easy to retrieve your recordings later) anywhere you like. If you find any bugs you can report it to developer as he welcomes comments and feedback.
Using MP3 Recorder.
The beauty of this recorder is that it records both conversations on a seperate channel if you do it in stereo so you can easily edit each voice.
Once you complete your recording use the free Audacity editing program to tidy up and add front and back music for seminars etc.
OS : Windows 2000, XP, Vista
.Net Framework 2.0 or later (will be downloaded from the Microsoft site and installed automatically )
Skype (you may have installed it already. Install it yourself otherwise – download Skype )
MP3 Skype Recorder is a free program which automatically records all your Skype conversations (including conferences). It stores your conversations locally in files using compact and very popular MP3 format.
The tool can record P2P Skype calls and SkypeOut calls as well as calls to Skype Online number. The program sits in the system tray and monitors skype calls.It starts recording automatically when you begin conversation.
It can record several calls simultaneously (one active with others on hold). When doing so the recorder stores every call in separate file for later use. Simple and intuitive interface requires almost no tuning. All you have to do is install the program and provide it with access to the Skype client.
Information contained in the conversation may be valuable for you in many ways for many reasons. Making and keeping the records may help your business and sometimes guard your reputation.
Main features of MP3 Skype Recorder:
- It’s absolutely free with no limits attached.
- Automatic or manual recording capabilities.
- Compact format of stored records (mp3 files).
- May be used to record P2P, SkypeOut calls and calls made to Online number .
- Capable to track simultaneous calls and to save them separately.
- Easy integration with Skype Conference recording.
- Intuitive easy to use interface.
- The program is distributed “AS IS” with no warranty, but it’s absolutely free to use.
Note: MP3 Skype Recorder uses a local port on your PC to get sound stream from Skype. That may get Windows Vista and few personal firewall products alert you with “low risk” warning.
To let the program record calls you should allow Skype Call Recorder access that local port. This won’t harm your system.
The program uses LAME MP3 encoder.
Anyway…I’m going to stop raving about this application.
Here’s the link to this bad boy!
One of the great things about the Internet is you do not have to just read about things anymore.
Videos and audios make the whole experience so much more interesting.
This means that as a business person you can easily use all these great attributes to promote your business.
Did you know that over 35% of the population are auditory learners and that means they do not read much but would prefer to listen or watch something.
At the Internet Marketers Club we know that you need to be able to create audios and videos or even use someone elses.
We have just starting to add video tutorials to show you how you can:
- Add streaming audio to your site
- Create your own audios
- Add public videos
- Make your own videos
Public Video Sites
If you thought Youtube was great then try some of these for much better quality video and some very Interesting information.
If you listened to the audio on the front page you would have heard Robert talking about being a chef. So he does not need to create the video for his site just add one from the public video section till he is skilled enough to do it hiself.
To get your business going join The Im Club Today.