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Recording Radio Program _ Anyway to Speed Up?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by SteveF22, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. SteveF22

    SteveF22 Member

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    Every week my boss’s radio show comes on for one hr. Every week I start the cassette recorder and begin recording onto cassette tape. My other duty is to place this show after removing the commercials onto a webserver for my boss to listen to in Real Media (.rm) format. As you can imagine this is a lengthy process as I must; record radio program, play back the cassette tape into my PC, edit out commercials, convert to .rm, upload to server. How can I speed this up?! A 1hr show turns into a 3hr dilemma.

    The reason for going to the Cassette tape fist is to avoid problems. I once tried to record direct to my PC via line in, however my PC froze during recording and I lost the show.

    Any AudioPhiles out there who know of a portable Radio Tuner/MP3 player that can record directly to .mp3 or .wav format? I would love to just stick in my recording device via USB and drag and drop the radio show onto the hard drive for editing?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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    It seems to me you could simplify the process.

    With Real Producer you can directly encode to Real Media (.rm) format from your line in.
    http://www.realnetworks.com/products/producer/
    For your usage here the free basic version would work.

    Of course you would probably still want to also make a tape as a backup just in case a problem occurs.

    You can then just upload the encoded file to your server. You can even have Real Producer push the file to your server. Depending on the type of server you have.

    You don't need to do any editing of the encoded file. You just need to play it in an edited way.

    Make a .ram metafile. This is just a text file with a .ram extension. The text in the file would be something like this using start and end times to control how the file is played to bypass the commercials.
    Example text.

    rtsp://ourserver.com/radioshow/20050202.rm?start=1:00&end=3:30
    rtsp://ourserver.com/radioshow/20050202.rm?start=5:30&end=9:15
    rtsp://ourserver.com/radioshow/20050202.rm?start=11:45&end=18:30
    rtsp://ourserver.com/radioshow/20050202.rm?start=21:15&end=28:30

    If your server is http and not a RealServer then just change rtsp to http in the example above. Once you have your RAM file edited to play the radio show correctly without the commercials, just upload that to your server. Then have a link to the RAM file.
    http://www.ourserver.com/radioshow/This_Weeks_Show.ram
     
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