Tag Archives: Container formats

The Rise of the “How To” Movie

By | September 22, 2006

Screencasting goes commercial? I’m a huge fan of screencasting — short “movies”, most often of what you’re doing on your PC as a easier way of explaining how to use a piece of software — and I think it has huge potential. (Here’s a loose wire directory of screencasting stuff.) So it’s not much of a surprise that… Read More »

Directory of Screencasting Resources

By | June 1, 2006

Updated Nov 13 2006: added a piece on screencasting in Linux which looks helpful, albeit complicated. This week’s WSJ.com column, out Friday, is about screencasting (you can find all my columns here; subscription only, I’m afraid): Screencasts are really simple to grasp. And in some ways they’re not new. But I, and a few thousand other people, think… Read More »

Transcription Made Simple

By | March 1, 2006

I’m always on the lookout for good transcription software — a program that will take a WAV, MP3 or other sound file and let me stop, start, rewind and speed up the recording using shortcuts as I transcribe it. Olympus do a good one for their digital recorders, but it will only handle its own DSS format, and… Read More »

Great Tool For Recording Skype Conversations

By | May 4, 2005

A few months back I posted something on recording Skype conversations: Here is the solution to the problem, in case you’re still looking. It’s HotRecorder and it’s excellent. It not only does a great job of that, but Premium users ($15) get a free tool to convert recordings in  .ELP files to .wav or .ogg. The free version is ad-supported.… Read More »

A Way To Record Lectures, Interviews and Stuff To Your PC

By | February 6, 2004

I have long been looking for a way to record interviews and whatnot to my computer. Here’s a program that might help: LectureRecorder, from Cyprus-based XemiComputers.    LectureRecorder “allows you to record lectures and write summaries for them. To make a lecture summary the program provides several rich-text fields: course, subject, date, lecturer, digest and notes. There is… Read More »