Shibboleth- recording video
To record audio on your computer, use any sound recording application
that you're familiar with. Windows (Sorry, I don't have
instructions for Mac/Linux etc.) includes one accessible from the
start menu via "Programs--Accessories--Entertainment--Sound Recorder"
You can also access it by typing "Sndrec32" at a command window or the
"Run..." prompt on the Start menu.
Alternatively download it here :
is a link to an executable program distributed by Microsoft. I have
scanned it and found it free of viruses, though if you have a virus
scanner you can check it yourself.
Before starting choose "File-Properties" and click on Convert
now. Make sure "PCM" is selected in the "Format" pulldown, and choose
"16.000 kHz 16 bit Stereo" in the "Attributes" box. Mono is fine, as
are higher frequencies. Click on OK, and again on OK to close the two
When you're ready to record, click on the red circle. To stop, click
on the black square, then choose "Save as" from the File menu, and
store the file to disk.
Please record, in a single file, yourself saying the words or phrases in
the following list; say each word in your normal accent, with a pause
between lines. If you don't know how to say a word, make an attempt
anyway. Except where specified they're English.
If you made a mistake, stop, rewind and again and it will begin afresh. Play the file back to check it worked. If there's silence, check your sound output is
working, and then check that you're recording from the right device by choosing "Edit-Audio Properties and choosing the "Sound recording" device, or open the Volume control with the button there.
- h (the letter of the alphabet)
- Bother, father caught hot coffee in the car park.
- Scheveningen (Dutch town)
- perejil (Spanish word for parsley in Dominica)
Finally choose "Save as" from the File menu, and store the file to
disk. Follow this link to upload the file and answer a few questions:
Last modified: Fri Jul 23 02:20:22 EDT 2004