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How do I edit my recording?

Joel
posted this on January 30, 2012 09:19 AM

Simple Trimming of Your Recordings

If all you need to do is trim off the beginning or end of a recording, the free tool MP3 Cut is about as fast and easy as it gets.

If You Need More Extensive Edits...

For more extensive edits, we recommend the free audio editing tool Audacity, which is easy to learn how to use.

Here's what to do:

1. Download the audio file you want to edit from your account.
2. Download Audacity 
3. Download the lame MP3 encoder to use with Audacity 
4. Import your audio file into Audacity
5. Edit your audio file

The command shift-j or shift-k will select to the left or right of your curser, and then you can use the Delete key to delete the selection, or cmd-t to trim all but the selected region.

Once you have made your trims, make sure the "Project Rate" field in the lower left hand side of the page is set to 22050 Hz, and go to (File > Export). From the page that pops up, select MP3 files for the format, and then click the options button. Set the Bit rate mode to Constant, and the Quality to 24kbps.

Click OK and then select the location to save your mp3 file.

 

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Joel
Instant Teleseminar

If you need any more help, just reach us in Tech Support.

January 30, 2012 12:40 PM
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After the audio is edited and re-uploaded to Instant Teleseminar is there any way to have the new mp3 audio synced up with the webinar slides or do the webinar slides maintain the former audio recording?

March 01, 2012 04:56 PM
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Joel
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No, if you edit an audio and re-upload, the original recorded slides+audio presentation is disabled, because the slides won't sync.  

However, you could set up a new event, upload the audio to your My Audios library, and then make a new slides+audio presentation using your edited audio by playing the audio into the event and manually flipping through the presentation at the appropriate moment to record a new presentation.

March 01, 2012 08:35 PM
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OK, that's a great idea and will work for what I need to do.

I will look into how to do that, I may need your help with specific steps. Let me add the piece I missed to my audio and get back to you next week.Thanks!

March 02, 2012 05:02 AM
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Joel
Instant Teleseminar

Sure, call us at 503-290-5600 and we can walk you through it.

March 02, 2012 09:25 AM