Transcript of "How To Ustream Your Computer Mic Or Computer"
And Keep it Simple Instructions for Windows XP
<ul><li>You have setup a Ustream.tv account </li></ul><ul><li>You have setup a “Show” </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have expensive sound studio mixers </li></ul><ul><li>But you want to alternate between your voice and computer audio in the webcast </li></ul>
<ul><li>Allow the ustream broadcaster to use your computer’s sound card (mic/speaker) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Uncheck “Video” </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure audio source is your preferred sound card (in case your computer has multiple sound cards) </li></ul>
Too Low Too High: Will Distort Optimally in “Orange”, occasionally in “Red”
<ul><li>Windows Start Button >> Run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(or Windows Key + R) </li></ul></ul>Start the Sound Mixer in Record Mode Some kinda recording mixer will appear, showing atleast a “ Mic or Microphone” and “Wave / Mix / Stereo Mix / Mono Mix”
<ul><li>In the Mixer, go to Options > Properties and Select the invisible sliders </li></ul>Select Everything!
<ul><li>Keep these items open side-by-side: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Player, Broadcaster Window , Recording Mixer </li></ul></ul>you can use anything… Windows Media Player, iTunes, Realplayer (uugh)
1. Check both your mic and computer audio sound levels to be in the “oranges” As you MC the show, you will go back and forth between the mic and the audio player.
2. Set the Audio Quality to 22Khz 11Khz, if you have a audience with low internet speed connections 22 Khz has worked great for me for audiences around the world ---- Acceptable music and talk audio quality 44 Khz – May work too!