Tag Archives: Audio

Video Cables and Inputs 101

There are four display ports and cables commonly being used in the audio/video market today. The problem for educators is that unless you work for IT or are frequently doing installations of multimedia equipment in the classroom it is pretty easy to get these confused. That is the reason why the guys over at Techquickie created this video to help anyone understand the differences between each cable in under five minutes.

The Easiest way to Record MP3 online

Record MP3 is a Flash based webapp that allows you to create .mp3 files using any microphone. The cool thing about this tool is that it not only they give you a shareable URL but you can save the .mp3 file to your computer. Think about the possibilities for this, you could used it for grading audio feedback, audio lectures, Podcasts and whatever else you can imagine. Please watch the video below for a short demo of this tool and visit; http://www.recordmp3.org/ to get started using it.

The one and only VLC Media Player

There is a bunch of media players out there that claim to be the best but my favorite “plays-it-all” is the VLC Media Player. This media player stands out in front of the pack for several reasons.

I will start by saying it is FREE, Open Source and it doesn’t require much memory to run on your system. This past week marked a milestone in the development of VLC and latest release of this gem is version 2.0.2

One of the features that make this player so awesome it’s the built in codec’s that make it all happen in the background. Along with the list of improvements, this version introduces an important number of features for the Mac OS X platform, notably interface improvements to be on-par with the classic VLC interface, better performance and Retina Display support. VLC 2.0.2 fixes the video playback on older devices both on Windows and Mac OS X and includes overall performance improvements.

So go ahead and give it it a try, I run this on all my computers and that is another advantage because it is available for most popular OS’s including Windows, OS X and several flavors of Linux. You can download VLC here, http://bit.ly/Nhwf5w