Ustream Live Show
If you can follow these instructions it's an absolute miracle. I put together al of these steps over the
course of several years and trying to explain it all is harder than I thought it would be.
This diagram is intended to explain how the different pieces work to create the Ustream live show.
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Download from allocint.com
Create a saved setup that gives you Desktop, PIP Desktop, and Internet Relay Chat. I have no idea
how I got IRC in there, so best to download my pre-saved configuration file to ~/Library/Application
Support/Camtwist/Saved Setups. Download my pre-save configuration file entitled "threes_a_charm"
You'll want to mess around with the Desktop settings to choose which monitor you want to have people
view, you can select a specific region or full screen. I usually shrink up GarageBand as small as it will
go, and then set the desktop region to cover the GarageBand window.
PIP Desktop lets you move your image around on screen and change the size of your image. Play
around with it as you like.
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IRC Configuration in Camtwist
I don't remember setting this part up, but if it doesn't happen automatically here's how you want it set.
If you want to change the font settings, click on Display and have at it.
Install Soundflower and Configure Audio Hijack Pro for your Mic
Follow the instructions here:
ndflower-audio-hijack-pro/ right up to before it says to configure GarageBand.
I use a script written by Will that does a bunch of stuff, like shuts off the stupid reverb, hides the
podcast track, etc. and renames it to the day's date, but I figure you've got engough experience
launching GarageBand, and I think it depends on a template file in a specific folder, blah blah blah.
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Configure Audio Hijack Pro for Garageband
I did this an awful long time ago, but here's how I think you do this.
1 - Click on GarageBand
2 - Click on Effects
3 - Click on one of the empty boxes to insert an effect
4 - Click on Editor
5 - In the popup menu set the Output device to Soundflower (2ch)
6 - Click Hijack
Hijack your Mic
Select your mic as the audio input device and click Hijack (make sure output device is set to
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Navigate to Nosillacast Live on Ustream
Navigate to h<a>ttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/nosillacast-mac-podcast
Make sure flashblock is on or click to flash, or you'll end up watching and hearing yourself!
log in (credentials available under separate file)
Click broadcast now
Allow Flash to Control Audio and Video
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Navigate to Nosillacast Live on Ustream
You'll be queried about how to
All that will get you to the
one thing to be careful of - don't click a link in the chat room with this window in front or you lose the
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Use the pulldowns and set them to:
Video Source: Camtwist
Audio Source: Soundflower (2ch)
Note the VU meter to the left of Video Source and the volume slider. You may need to mess with that
to change how loud you are to your listeners. They'll tell you ifyou're too quiet or too loud in general
which is controlled here, but you'll have to mess with individual tracks one by one when they yell at you
that they're too loud or too quiet.
When you're ready, now hit Start Record - first action is to ask people if they can hear you - if yes,
your'e good. Next record a snippet in GB and then play it back. If you see the VU meter move when
you play, that's a good sign that they can hear it too (but I'd still ask them).
Now all you have to do is create the show!
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Stop Record & Save
don't really care what you write in here, but here's what I write.
Export from GarageBand
From GarageBand select Share, and then Export Song to Disk, and DONT' click the compress button.
This will create an uncompressed AIFF file.
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Run Will's Script
I use a script created by Will to:
- Levelate the AIFF file
- Move it into iTunes
- Convert it to an mp3, 64kbps, mono
- Give it my album artwork
- Set Artist and Album Artist to Allison Sheridan
- Add NosillaCast Mac Podcast as the Album name
- Change type to Podcast
- Set to Skip When Shuffling and Remember Playback Position
Artwork is available at
I honestly don't know where you have to put that to make the script work! Might be easier to do all of
the steps by hand, but here's the script info anyway.
Script is available at
Put it in ~/Library/Services and then uncompress the .zip file
This should let you right click on the aiff file you exported from GB and then choose Services, and
podcast_convert_in_itunes. Go have dinner, should take about a half hour.
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upload to Libsyn
give her credentials
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