Friday, January 11, 2008

Broadcasting the audio from a Skype call

Will Richardson in a recent post, tells the story of joining a 14 year old's post-primary analysis broadcast from New Hampshire. Participants were invited to join a Skype call and the show was broadcast using Here is an excerpt:

Tuesday night as I was finishing up the prep for my presentations and scanning the stunning election results from New Hampshire, I got Skype pinged by Arthus who asked “would you be willing to Skype in re: NH?” About the same time I saw a Tweet go by noting that Arthus (who is 14, btw, and probably hates the constant references to that important contextual fact) was broadcasting live at UStream, dissecting the vote tallies coming in from around his home state. A few seconds later, I’m there with about 30 other people, watching and listening to his analysis and his wide ranging discussions with Skyped in guests.


And here I am, the guy doing the spotlight session at NECC on “Creating Live Web TV for the Classroom for Global Audiences” typing into the chat box “Hey Arthus, how do you get Skype to work with UStream?” and Arthus in a much nicer way basically saying “Read my blog, doofus.”

If you read Arthus' blog entry, it explains how to use a Mac to loop the sound back into the mic. It made me wonder if this would be a good way of handling audio in Adobe Connect meeting so that people who do not have a phone connection could still hear what is going on.


Rodd Lucier said...

Hi Ross,

Adobe Connect and audio troubleshooting has been done effectively by my ReLC colleague Shawn Allenby in the Ottawa region. We've been using this program weekly since the beginning of the year and with occasional audio drop-outs, Shawn has hooked his phone into the audio port on his computer so that he can effectively give voice to the 'un-mic'd'.

Ross Isenegger said...

Rodd has a post about this at at the Clever Sheep blog. There is also a tool called Call Graph that is worth looking at.