Digital Voice Recorder (DVR) Steps to Podcasting
Select digital folder (A,B, or C) on DVC to record session
Make sure mic is on & press record button on device & record your session
Connect DVR to PC via USB cable
Digital Wave Player (DWP) application should open when DVR is connected to PC. If it does not, open this application.
Find the folder (A,B, or C) at the top of screen that you recorded the session within.
Press the icon of the folder where the recorded file (.aac file) is located and the file will begin transferring the .aac file into a .wav file
If you have multiple recordings, and you need to keep track of the files, right click the new file in the DWP window and select “rename” to create a name that reflects the purpose of the recording.
If you need to copy a file to desktop, click edit, then “Save File” and right click to paste on desktop.
We are now ready to convert the .wav files into MP3 files using Audacity.
Here is where the .wav files will be stored in the matching folder that the file was created and downloaded into. Here is where the downloaded .wav are displayed within each download folder Here is the download folder icons that match the folders on the DVR in which you stored the files. Here is the Edit button, where you will find, “Copy File”
Open Audacity and make sure that the screen is maximized.
Click on the minimize (Restore Down) button to manipulate the size of the Digital Wave Player (DWP) screen.
Once you have clicked the restore down, you can grab the edges of the window and shrink the window down like this
Open both Audacity and the DWP window, and the screen will look like this. At this point, we can begin to drag the .wav files from the DWP into Audacity.
Drag one or more files from the DWP screen into the Audacity screen.
This is the dragged file from the DWP that is now ready to be converted into an MP3
If this is first time using “Export as MP3, follow directions explained earlier. If you have already set up the lame encoder, just click “Export as MP3”
Save the MP3 either on your desktop or in a folder on your desktop labeled Podcasting
Once you Save as, label your MP3 ID tag as little (only Title) or as much (all fields) as you like. The extra data allows you to sort your files in iTunes or Windows Media Player. This is the default format, just leave as is found. Once you click OK, your file will be saved in the location you selected. You are now ready to upload your MP3 files to the Internet!!
The first type you visit gcast, you must create an account by completing the following:
Click Create your podcast for FREE!
Enter valid email, zip code, country, password, and publicly displayed screen name for your account (page 1 of setup)
The screen name you enter will be used in your URL that is used in the hyperlinks you will give to your students or post on your website
Select the email from where you will upload your podcasts. Once you create an account, the next time and any following times you log onto www.gcast.com , you should go by default to your new podcast homepage. If you do not enter your homepage, enter your screen name and password to log into your homepage.
Create podcast title page, podcast page description, and optional photo to post on the page. (page 2 of setup)
Visitors will view this info when they log onto your homepage to listen to or download a podcast.
Enter a phone number and password (can be same as account password)
With this valid phone number, when you call into 1-888-65-gcast (1-888-654-2278) and enter the phone password, you can upload a podcast over the phone.
You can enter your Podcast's name from setup or your email as your username
Create secondary channels to upload Podcasts (optional)
Multiple preps or announcement/information for different topics
Click on “Create new podcast channel” in box in upper right side of homepage
Enter your new channel title, like period 2, if your homepage is period 1 podcasts
Enter your new URL page name, just name it the same as the new channel name, e.g. period2 (no spaces in URL) The URL will be used for hyper-linking purposes when you offer your students a link to this podcast.
Enter the Podcast channel description. This is a one or two sentence statement that welcomes your guests, offers info of the page, or offers quick directions.
Enter an optional picture for this channel. This picture will be displayed next the info you filled out.
All other fields, except for the last can be ignored. The last prompt at bottom of this channel set up is asking if you will post obscene material. Just click no, and then click Create Podcast Channel.
Gcast.com Podcasting Setup Steps (con’t)
You can create multiple channels if you teach different preps Click here to upload mp3 files from your computer to the Internet
Name will appear on your main Gcast Homepage and when you chose your Folder to save mp3 file in Internet Name will be part of URL that you Link to your website or school web Students to access the podcasts When students enter this site, description will be posed there.
New channel for you to access Content stored in this folder
The phone you call from is important. Gcast recognizes incoming numbers using caller ID, so you should call from the phone number that your registered in the setup. You will be prompted for your password. Your account is authenticated by the correct phone number matching with the proper password.
If you call from a phone that is not registered, Gcast may prompt you for both the phone number of the account and the password.
Once you are in your account, the operator will instruct you to do the following:
Record your session, and press # to end the recording session
Press 1 to review audio session
Press # to save and publish podcast
Press 2 to save without publishing
Press 3 to delete and re-record the audio session
So, in conclusion, if you want to publish directly from phone: 1-888-654-2278, create message, enter # sign once to end recording, and then hit # again to publish the session
The phone audio session will show up on your homepage’s master list of podcasts and in your primary podcasting channel’s webpage.
The phone session will be listed as “date of call” phone call (March 26 phone call)