Shibboleth- recording video
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. Click on the link, and download it
to a folder on your disk, then double click on the icon in the folder
to run the program.
When you run the program, you can use the Devices menu to choose from
the available devices, both for audio and video. If there's a microphone in the camera, choose this. If not, choose an external microphone over an internal one.
Also use the File--Set Capture Devicesmenu to choose where to
save your recording will be put.
Use the preview (Options--preview) if not already selected)
function to line yourself up in the screen so your eyes are about half
way up and your head is fully in the frame. Also make sure Capture
Audio is checked in the Capture menu.
Click Start Capture and record yourself saying the following
words or phrases.
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
Press <escape> once you're done. If you made a mistake, choose
Start Capture again and it will record over the same file. To see
& hear the file, choose it in Windows explorer and double
click. Windows media player or another application should open it and
play the sound/video. If there's silence, check your sound output is
working, and then check that you're recording from the right device in
AmCap, and if necessary that your volume control is set to record from
the microphone. (From the Start bar choose "Run..." and type "sndvol32
-rec" which will show the currently selected recording device and a
- 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)
When you have a completed sound&video file, click below to fill in the form and upload the file.