General discussion

Locked

Streaming Media For Small Business Made Easy

By quentinisnow ·
Tags: Off Topic
blog root

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

33 total posts (Page 1 of 4)   01 | 02 | 03 | 04   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Streaming Media For Small Business Made Easy

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

Learn how to add streaming audio and video into your websites for just cents on the dollar.

Collapse -

Create your own audio studio for under $100.

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

<p>Creating your own audio studio has never been easier. There are so many great products around today that will allow you to produce high quality audio for a fraction of the price it used to cost.</p>
<p><strong>HARDWARE</strong></p>
<p>The first thing you will need is a compatible computer. Today every new computer is already set up with everything you will need. A basic sound card with a mic and line in jack. If you do not have a sound card they are very cheap and you can get a good one from any standard computer shop.</p>
<p>Next you will need a good mic. These come in all sizes and shapes with different configurations however a general all round mic like the Logitech Noise-canceling microphone is fine for beginners. I suggest you get a desk top one to start with as you may want to move into video later and so you wont want a headset in your videos.</p>
<p>Of course you could go up a stage and get a preamp with a professional mic but this will start running into dollars and the whole aim of this article ids to help you get started.</p>
<p>Next you will want to get some cables to connect up your tape recorder and other audio equipment. Again the computer stores now have packs that will connect up pretty well any device into your computer to digitalize your sound.</p>
<p><strong>SOFTWARE - RECORDING</strong></p>
<p>Recording your audio is probably one of the most critical parts of this process and again you can get software that ranges from free to many thousands of dollars. For this exercise I suggest you download the free copy of Audacity. This is an excellent software package that will allow you to record from your mic or any equipment you have. </p>
<p>It provides excellent editing capabilities and also will allow you to edit multiple tracks and then combine them into one single track. For a quick overview of how to do this you can watch this video.</p>
<p><a href="http://mp3soundstream.com/Audacity_Tutorial_-_Free_Audio_Editing_Software.html">http://mp3soundstream.com/Audacity_Tutorial_-_Free_Audio_Editing_Software.html</a> </p>
<p>Download the software here. </p>
<p><a href="http://audacity.sourceforge.net/">http://audacity.sourceforge.net</a> </p>
<p><strong>SOFTWARE - CONVERTING</strong></p>The next piece of software you will need for your studio is a converting program that will allow you to convert different formats. For example you may have a real audio file and you want to convert it to mp3. dBpoweramp is like the swiss army knife for the audio industry and will convert just about any file to any other file format.
<p>Convert from one format to another, just about every audio type is supported: mp3, mp4, Windows Media Audio (wma), Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Monkeys Audio, FLAC and many others whilst preserving ID Tags. It will also rip CDs for you.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm">http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm</a></p>
<p><strong>SOFTWARE - REDUCTION</strong></p>
<p>If you are going to stream an mp3 direct then you may want to recompile the file to a smaller format. RazorLame is a so-called "front-end" for use with LAME. LAME is a great MP3-Encoder: it's very fast, it produces high-quality files, has many advanced features (like Variable Bitrates and Joint-Stereo), and it's open source. Unfortunately, it is a command line utility, and that is where RazorLame comes in: It provides an easy-to-use graphical user-interface which makes MP3-encoding even easier!</p>
<p>The best way to use this software is to get one file and compile in a number of different formats to test the size against quality. Very similar to working with graphics.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.dors.de/razorlame/download.php">http://www.dors.de/razorlame/download.php</a></p>
<p><strong>SOFTWARE ? STREAMING</strong></p>
<p>There are a few different ways of streaming your new audio files. If you have Macromedia products you can simple organize this your self however there are some great third party programs around that will do it all for you at a fraction of the cost.</p>
<p><strong>MP3 SOUND STREAM</strong></p>
<p>This is a simple piece of software that takes any mp3 or wav audio and converts the whole file into a swf file and then attaches a button so that viewers can listen on a web page without needing to download any extra software. This is because the flash plugin is on 98% of computesr and if not it will automatically detect and load the small plugin. This is great for anyone not wanting to get ino all the technical aspects of streaming audio.</p>
<p>You will not need to reduce your files at all with this program as it doers it all for you. This is perfect for anyone wanting to stream one file at a time and wants to do it quickly and efficiently. It will stream even over most modem connections.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.mp3soundstream">http://www.mp3soundstream</a> <br />or our HIFI Software at <br /><a href="http://www.hifiaudiostream.com">http://www.hifiaudiostream.com</a></p>
<p><strong>MSIJUKEBOX</strong></p>
<p>For people wanting to stream a number of files then msijukebox is a great alternative. This software lets you choose any number of mp3 files and then organizes them using an XML file. By using the above free programs you can significantly reduce the size of these files to save on bandwidth.</p>
<p>Because MSIJukebox streams the actual mp3 you can also have a lot higher quality playback including stereo files. This is much better for those wanting to stream a number of very high quality mp3 audio files.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.msijukebox.com/">http://www.msijukebox.com</a></p>
<p><strong>SUMMARY</strong></p>
<p>So there you have it. A complete studio set up for under $100. Just download all the free software and purchase any of the streaming audio setups that you want. You can then create, edit and manipulate any audio files you like. You will also be able to add these audios to your website.</p>
<p>With the web surfer becoming much more "web savvy" than they were a year ago, they are expecting not only information but an entertaining web experience.</p>
<p><em>Quentin Brown has been helping people add audio to their web sites for the past two years and provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise for those who are technically challenged but want to make use of new technology without spending a fortune. </em><a href="http://www.quentinbrown.com/"><em>http://www.quentinbrown.com</em></a></p>

Collapse -

Create your own audio studio for under $100.

by gjs1 In reply to Create your own audio stu ...

Under MP3 SoundStream, .com at end of link was omitted;  Link should be:  http://www.mp3soundstream.com/<br />

Collapse -

Create your own audio studio for under $100.

by AlanGeek In reply to Create your own audio stu ...

You didn't happen to mention what platform all this runs on. I assume this is running on Linux as I recognize a couple of the packages, but some people may not know what OS they need for this or if they might even need Linux and Windows both.

Collapse -

Creating Quality Streaming Video

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

<span style="font-family:verdana;"><span style="font-size:85%;">Creating streaming video is one of the fastest growing graphics fields. With the new technology available, virtually any user can create desktop productions. However, there are several things to consider which will ensure quality results. </span><br /></span><span style="font-size:85%;"><br /><span style="font-family:verdana;">Following these steps will save you the expense of lost production time and the frustration that goes along with it.<br /><br /><strong>Step 1:</strong> Plan your video shots in advance. A valuable technique for doing this is to use a storyboard. The storyboard is your road map, a device that shows you where you are going. Here, you plot out all the steps you will take in order to give your story flow and consistency. It has been said that when your storyboard is complete, so is the movie. All that remains is the execution.<br /><br /><strong>Step 2:</strong> Keep all camera movements down to a minimum. Constant panning or zooming will not translate well to the web. It is better to tell your story using a series of set shots, instead of multiple zooming and panning. If you are panning, keep the motion slow. Panning too fast can induce nausea in the viewers.<br /><br /><strong>Step 3:</strong> Be careful with your background, avoiding areas of high contrast or intensely bright backgrounds. Extremely bright images can cause the digital image format to tear or smear.<br /><br /><strong>Step 4:</strong> Keep the backgrounds simple. If you use a solid, simple background, your subject will stand out, but if the background is too busy, the subject will tend to blend in. Worse, complex backgrounds increase the odds of artifacts (where portions of the image clump together) and jaggies (lack of a smooth edge) appearing on the edges of your subject.<br /><br />Read More at </span><a href="http://msiwebvideo.com/"><span style="font-family:verdana;">http://msiwebvideo.com/</span></a></span><span style="font-family:verdana;"><br /></span></span><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://audiostreaming.blogspot.com/2005/12/creating-quality-streaming-video.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

Collapse -

Just Practising

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

<noscript><a href="http://d2.mediastreamnetworks.com/videohost.asp?sss=d2&ssvn=10060&ssun=msincome&ssvs=Small&sspc=6&ssps=3&ssvw=160&ssvh=133" target="videowindow"><img src="msincome_10060_.jpg" border="0" width="160" height="133" /></a><br /><br /><script src="http://d2.mediastreamnetworks.com/svm.asp?sss=d2&ssvn=10062&ssun=msincome&ssvs=Standard&sspc=6&ssps=3&ssvw=240&ssvh=193" language="javascript" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><noscript><a href="http://d2.mediastreamnetworks.com/videohost.asp?sss=d2&ssvn=10062&ssun=msincome&ssvs=Standard&sspc=6&ssps=3&ssvw=240&ssvh=193" target="videowindow"><img src="http://d2.mediastreamnetworks.com/ptn/msincome_10062_.jpg" border="0" /></a></div></noscript><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://audiostreaming.blogspot.com/2005/12/just-practising.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

Collapse -

Have a Great 2006

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">One thing I learnt about butterflys when I was young is that you cannot help them to much.<br />
<br />I remember seeing a butterfly strugling to get free from its cocoon and it was almost free so I pulled out my pen knife and cut the cords holding the butterfly back.<br />
<br />Unfortunately after a few minutes it was on the ground dead.<br />
<br />Many years later I learnt that the strength the butterfly expends to get free if the same strength it needs to stay free.<br />
<br />So many people want the quick fix and dont realize that what they are going through now often provides the knowledge and strength to maintain the freedom they gain.<br />
<br />Bypass the problems and pain and in most cases you will have to go through it again or just loose that opportunity.<br />
<br />I just finished reading a report on people who have won lotteries or received huge insurance payouts. Most of them after 5 years are back to where they were before they won or are worse off.<br />
<br />Why?<br />
<br />Simply because they had not got the strength it takes most of us to get the freedom. They bought a big house but forgot with big houses comes big bills and responsabilities. So eventually they had no strength to keep the freedom.<br />
<br />Susan Bradley, who authored "Sudden Money: Managing a Financial Windfall," says winners get into trouble because they fail to address the emotional connection to the windfall.<br />
<br />"There are two sides to money. The interior side is the psychology of money and the family relationship to money. The exterior side is the tax codes, the money allocation, etc."<br />
<br />"The goal is to integrate the two. People who can't integrate their interior relationship with money appropriately are more likely to crash and burn," says Bradley.<br />
<br />"Often they can keep the money and lose family and friends -- or lose the money and keep the family and friends -- or even lose the money and lose the family and friends."<br />
<br />Bill Pomeroy, a certified financial planner in Baton Rouge, La., has dealt with a number of lottery winners who went broke.<br />
<br />"Because the winners have a large sum of money, they make the mistake of thinking they know what they're doing. They are willing to plunk down large sums on investments they know nothing about or go in with a partner who may not know how to run a business."<br />
<br />Internet marketing is very similar in that there are huge windfalls to be made but just remember that the problems and pain you are going through now will give you the strength you will need later to maintain the freedom you get.<br />
<br />Have a great 2006 and enjoy the ride.<br />
<br />
<br />Quentin<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
google_ad_client = "pub-7585184156455617";
google_ad_width = 468;
google_ad_height = 60;
google_ad_format = "468x60_as";
google_ad_type = "text";
google_ad_channel ="3007314667";
google_color_border = "FFFFFF";
google_color_bg = "FFFFFF";
google_color_link = "0000FF";
google_color_url = "008000";
google_color_text = "000000";
//-->
</script>
<script src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js" type="text/javascript">
</script>
</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://audiostreaming.blogspot.com/2006/01/have-great-2006.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

Collapse -

My Web Site Manual for people wanting to start an Internet Marketing Business - My Website Manual

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

<strong><span style="font-family:arial;font-size:130%;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Grab the Internet by the throat</span> <span style="color:#333399;">and learn how to squeeze every dollar you can out of it with this comprehensive manual for Internet Marketing. </span></span></strong><br /><br /><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">Let me take you buy the hand and lead you through the minefield of Internet Marketing hype.</span><br /><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"><br /></span><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;">I started my Internet Marketing business just on 8 years ago and ran it as a part time business for 5 years and then was able to go full time in 2003. I was able to accomplish this because some people took me by the hand and showed all the different facets of how to succeed online.</span><br /></span><span style="font-family:verdana;font-size:85%;"><br />It is not so much where to find the information but what is relavant for me to learn so I don't get information overload. My dad always told me build the foundations and then your house will be solid. That is what I want to help you do. Build strong foundations and then you can branch out.<br />Now you can watch, listen and read everything they taught me and do it as quickly or slowly as you want.<br /><br />What we will teach you is not just for Internet Marketers, as we have used the same principles and techniques to help traditional businesses as well.<br /><br /><strong>The benefits for you are simple. </strong><br /><br />You will learn - How to build your own web pages, create your own products, set up to accept credit cards, automate your delivery system, add audio, optimise for the search engines, design your own graphics and so much more.<br /><br />Increase your skill level - Whether online or offline the development of your skill level is a crucial ingredient to becoming successful. I was able to increase my pay when I had a job through what I learned with Internet Marketing and the skills I developed.<br /><br />Ongoing support - We are here to answer all those questions you may have. Learning anything new takes time and effort and being able to bounce ideas etc off fellow Netrepreneurs is a key to anyone doing well in any business.<br /><br /><strong>What you Receive</strong><br /><br />Access to the exclusive My Web Site Manual- The Manual has over 300 pages of information, coaching and training tutorials, online videos, audios and interactive workshops. Over the years our customers have asked questions and made suggestion and we have added them to make this one of the most comprehensive manuals on the Internet today.<br /><br /><strong>Members Content</strong> - This is a very important part of our site and it allows you to request videos or audios on specific topics. If we don't already have it we will make it or go and interview someone about it for you. Also a number of our members have some great content and allow us to offer it to you on an exclusive basis.<br /><br /><strong>Master Resale Rights Products</strong> - We also provide a range of master resale products with source files so you can pull them apart and create your own products or just sell them as is. This means you can start straight away.<br /><br /><strong>Simple to Learn</strong> - We have used interactive workshops so you actually do the work while you learn. Build your pages and load them to a server with our guided help.<br /><br /><strong>A Manual for everyone</strong><br /><br />We have used this same process to teach children, business people, young entrepreneurs, small and large businesses, teachers, musicians and most people wanting to get a business or website established on the Internet.<br /><br />Whether your building a web site for family photos or a business site we will cover all the aspects of page creation in an easy to follow style. If you do not understand any of the information we also provide help so you are never alone.<br /><br />This is probably one of the most important features as sometimes you just need to be able to ask those silly little questions without feeling the people you are talking to are looking down on you. We have helped so many people and understand the need for this extra bit of help.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.mywebsitemanual.com">Find Out more Information</a></span><br /></span><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://audiostreaming.blogspot.com/2006/01/my-web-site-manual-for-people-wanting.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

Collapse -

Testing Video

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

<script src="http://d2.mediastreamnetworks.com/svm.asp?sss=d2&ssvn=10062&ssun=msincome&ssvs=Standard&sspc=6&ssps=3&ssvw=240&ssvh=193" language="javascript" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><noscript><a href="http://d2.mediastreamnetworks.com/videohost.asp?sss=d2&ssvn=10062&ssun=msincome&ssvs=Standard&sspc=6&ssps=3&ssvw=240&ssvh=193" target="videowindow"><img src="http://d2.mediastreamnetworks.com/ptn/msincome_10062_.jpg" border=0></a><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://audiostreaming.blogspot.com/2006/01/testing-video.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

Collapse -

Article Submission Software

by quentinisnow In reply to Streaming Media For Small ...

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<h1 align="center">


Who Else Wants to


Drive Bucket Loads of Traffic to Their Web Site

Using The Magic of Article Submission...
</h1>
<br />
<h2 align="center">...and it all happens <em>practically on autopilot!</em>
</h2>
<br />
<p align="center">

<img alt="Article submission" src="http://www.msiarticle.com/3.jpg" title="Article submission" height="245" width="213" />

</p>
<br />
<p align="left">

<strong>I was totally amazed when...</strong>
<br />
<br />
...
<strong>I found this <em>Article<br />Submission</em> software that I bought the rights to it</strong>
. I have always known that adding articles to the different directories was something I wanted to do! The problem was that doing them all one by one and copying and pasting took forever and then I found Article Submitter. I have been looking at software 3 times the price and monthly services, however I just wanted an easy way to submit my articles.

</p>
<p align="left">
When I started my Internet marketing career nearly 7 years ago I tried all the different marketing methods and many of them worked very well, however, it has been the submitting of articles that continually brings in traffic year after year. <strong>What's more its free traffic!</strong> <em>
<strong>Article submission</strong>
</em> used to be so hard till now!
</p>
<h3 align="center">
Creating articles has two great side effects. One you get traffic and the second is you become a specialist in your field!
</h3>
<br />Visit <a href="http://msiarticle.com">Article Submitter</a>


</div><div class="blogdisclaim"></div>

Back to After Hours Forum
33 total posts (Page 1 of 4)   01 | 02 | 03 | 04   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums