Making a local (or backup) recording can be very beneficial to a TalkShoe host.  There are many reasons why a TalkShoe host may want to create a local recording of their shows:
       
  • To keep a personal archival copy of each and every episode the host produces
          on their computer allowing the host to:

          - have easy reference to past episodes
          - allow the host to easily upload to a secondary archival internet site
          - create mash-ups and promos for their call series
          - send a sample episode to a prospective interviewee





How Can a Local Recording be Made?
Local recordings can be made using X-Lite (will open in a new tab) version 3.0 and also in
the Windows and Linux versions of Blink (will open in a new tab).


 





Local Recording in X-Lite
The X-Lite Record button is on the X-Lite control panel above the keypad.



When you want to make a local record,
press the "RECORD" button.



To end the local record, press the "RECORD" button again.











To Find the Locally Recorded Files From X-Lite

 





1. Click the "Show Menu" button




2. Click "Options"













 







3. In the "Options" screen, click the "Open" button in the lower right hand corner.











 






The local recordings will appear with the names starting with "eyeBeamRecording".
 












 





Local Recording in Blink (Windows)
The Blink Record button is a small red circle that is filled in and located in the box showing your call.



When you want to make a local record, 
press the small red button.



To end the local record, press it again.


















Locating the Blink Local Recordings
1. Open Windows Explorer





2. Go to: C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Roaming\Blink\recordings\bonjour@local

      replace the [User] with the username of the Windows account you are logged into.




 



Editing the Local Recordings

You can open them in an audio editor such as the free Audacity.


http://www.audacityteam.org/




TalkShoe cannot provide support for Audacity or any other third party application.




Files to be Uploaded to TalkShoe Must Be
  • mp3 file format
  • is best to be either mono or "joint-stereo"
  • a sampling frequency of a multiple of 11,025 Hz (22,050 Hz is popular choice)
  • a bit rate quality of 64kbps or 96kbps
  • 100MB or smaller


 




Again, there are many reasons to use a Local Recording      
  • To keep a personal archival copy of each and every episode the host produces
          on their computer allowing the host to:

          - have easy reference to past episodes
          - allow the host to easily upload to a secondary archival internet site
          - create mash-ups and promos for their call series
          - send a sample episode to a prospective interviewee



     






It is always a good form to alert the people in the TalkShoe room when you are making a local recording; so, they know when they are being recorded.

Also, if you should Edit and Upload a Replacement Recording, you should request permission to add any material said by a caller that is in the local recording that is not in the TalkShoe recording.