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Audio on the Web A Presentation by  Joel May
Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Am...
Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Am...
Downloadable Music Files <ul><li>Definition: Music files stored on web sites that you can download, save, and play on your...
Downloadable Music Files
Downloadable Music Files Some Examples music.download.com www.ez-tracks.com musicdownloads.walmart.com
Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Am...
Professional Podcasts <ul><li>Definition: Audio files (typically university lectures or commercial news reports) that you ...
Professional Podcasts
Professional Podcasts Some Examples www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php tech5.podshow.com www.ted.com
Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Am...
Amateur Podcasts <ul><li>Definition: Audio files of a wide variety of quality on a wide variety of subjects created by a w...
Amateur Podcasts
Amateur Podcasts www.podcast.net www.podcast.com
Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Am...
Internet Radio <ul><li>Definition: Commercial radio stations around the world that broadcast their content simultaneously ...
Internet Radio www.radio-locator.com www.kcea.org www.iheard.com
Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Am...
Streaming Audio <ul><li>Definition: Audio that is transmitted over the Internet and played while it is being received </li...
Streaming Audio www.astreauxworld.com www.archive.org/details/audio www.songza.com
Streaming Audio <ul><li>Another kind of streaming audio allows you to create your own virtual radio station </li></ul>
Internet Radio www.pandora.com www.musicovery.com www.slacker.com
Some Possible Issues <ul><li>I can’t find the button to start the play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Believe me, it’s there somewh...
Some Possible Issues <ul><li>The audio won’t play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search the screen for tips on installing needed so...
Some Possible Issues <ul><li>The playback starts and stops in a jerky manner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is caused by the f...
Some Possible Issues <ul><li>The volume is too high or too low </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is usually a “slider” that you ...
Experiment on Your Own <ul><li>Try to learn how to download and save the audio files to your hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>...
Play it on Your Stereo <ul><li>Are there times when you wish you could move your music collection from your PC to the livi...
Linksys Wireless Music Bridge 802.11G   $99.99
Play it on Your Stereo
Play it on Your Stereo
Audio on the Web <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcas...
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  1. 1. Audio on the Web A Presentation by Joel May
  2. 2. Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Audio </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Audio </li></ul>
  4. 4. Downloadable Music Files <ul><li>Definition: Music files stored on web sites that you can download, save, and play on your computer or portable media player </li></ul>Some are free and some are not Some are legal and some are not
  5. 5. Downloadable Music Files
  6. 6. Downloadable Music Files Some Examples music.download.com www.ez-tracks.com musicdownloads.walmart.com
  7. 7. Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Audio </li></ul>
  8. 8. Professional Podcasts <ul><li>Definition: Audio files (typically university lectures or commercial news reports) that you can download, save, and play on your computer or portable media player </li></ul><ul><li>In many instances these will be available as both audio and video </li></ul>
  9. 9. Professional Podcasts
  10. 10. Professional Podcasts Some Examples www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php tech5.podshow.com www.ted.com
  11. 11. Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Audio </li></ul>
  12. 12. Amateur Podcasts <ul><li>Definition: Audio files of a wide variety of quality on a wide variety of subjects created by a wide variety of people that you can download, save, and play on your computer or portable media player </li></ul><ul><li>Caution – Some of these are pretty raw </li></ul>
  13. 13. Amateur Podcasts
  14. 14. Amateur Podcasts www.podcast.net www.podcast.com
  15. 15. Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Audio </li></ul>
  16. 16. Internet Radio <ul><li>Definition: Commercial radio stations around the world that broadcast their content simultaneously on the air and on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>You can search for stations based on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Country of Origin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City and State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Internet Radio www.radio-locator.com www.kcea.org www.iheard.com
  18. 18. Examples of What’s Available <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Audio </li></ul>
  19. 19. Streaming Audio <ul><li>Definition: Audio that is transmitted over the Internet and played while it is being received </li></ul><ul><li>Most of it is the product of individuals who want to put content on the Internet (audio blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Think of it as a sort of private radio broadcasting system </li></ul>
  20. 20. Streaming Audio www.astreauxworld.com www.archive.org/details/audio www.songza.com
  21. 21. Streaming Audio <ul><li>Another kind of streaming audio allows you to create your own virtual radio station </li></ul>
  22. 22. Internet Radio www.pandora.com www.musicovery.com www.slacker.com
  23. 23. Some Possible Issues <ul><li>I can’t find the button to start the play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Believe me, it’s there somewhere. Just keep looking </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Some Possible Issues <ul><li>The audio won’t play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search the screen for tips on installing needed software. There’s usually a button to get the download right there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is never (at least in my experience) a charge for this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If it still doesn’t work, it probably isn’t your fault. Try a different page. This stuff is new to the web and isn’t always implemented properly. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Some Possible Issues <ul><li>The playback starts and stops in a jerky manner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is caused by the fact that the audio (or video) is trying to play on your computer faster than it is being streamed (downloaded in real time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press the Pause button to stop the play and wait 30 seconds or so to allow the streaming to take place, then press the Play button to resume playing </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Some Possible Issues <ul><li>The volume is too high or too low </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is usually a “slider” that you can use to increase (slide to the right) or decrease (slide to the left) the volume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you can’t find it (or it doesn’t exist) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Volume Tab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Then use the slider in the Device Volume section </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Experiment on Your Own <ul><li>Try to learn how to download and save the audio files to your hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>Try to learn how to email audio files to a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about audio formats. Use wikipedia.com to look up the following audio formats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MGP, MPEG and MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RM, RA and RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WAV </li></ul><ul><li>MIDI </li></ul>
  28. 28. Play it on Your Stereo <ul><li>Are there times when you wish you could move your music collection from your PC to the living room? </li></ul><ul><li>There are devices that make it possible to stream all digital music file formats, wirelessly to your home stereo or powered speakers, without running additional cables. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Linksys Wireless Music Bridge 802.11G $99.99
  30. 30. Play it on Your Stereo
  31. 31. Play it on Your Stereo
  32. 32. Audio on the Web <ul><li>Downloadable Music Files </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Audio </li></ul>Enjoy!!
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