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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #795 on: April 18, 2010, 11:52:25 PM »
Would I then be able to connect it to the mic input on my computer for a wave recording ?

Do let me see if I understand the set up.
I would use the 48-500 to talk and listen to the other members, I would have a second 500 with the transmitter deactivated used for hooking to my computer ( using Colins Device ) to do the actual recording, so nothing would have to be connected to the 48-500 ?
If that's the way it works I like that set up.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #796 on: April 19, 2010, 12:21:24 AM »
Would I then be able to connect it to the mic input on my computer for a wave recording ?

Yes.

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Do let me see if I understand the set up.
I would use the 48-500 to talk and listen to the other members, I would have a second 500 with the transmitter deactivated used for hooking to my computer ( using Colins Device ) to do the actual recording, so nothing would have to be connected to the 48-500 ?
If that's the way it works I like that set up.
D/P


This is also a yes,  but with a caveat.  The phone that is doing the recording should not be on the same line that you are on, otherwise your voice will be very much louder than the other voices in the conference.  This is not a deal-killer, but could be distracting.  Colin suggests that someone with two separate phone lines call in to the conference;  one to participate and the other to do the recording.  Either that or have someone that does not participate to have the recording phone to call into the conference.

Radio stations had fancier devices to keep this from happening.  Maybe we could talk someone into calling in just to do the recording.... - or-   If you do not have a second line, I can volunteer to build the device and record, and I can call in on my cell phone to participate.  That way, I would not have to ship the "device" across the country for the conference.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #797 on: April 19, 2010, 12:27:06 AM »
Bill;
That would be great if you could do that.
Saves time and money all around.
Do you have wave recording capability on your computer, I'm sure it's standard on windows.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #798 on: April 19, 2010, 12:32:58 AM »
Yes, I can record, and I have done it several times, althugh just short things.  I don't suppose there is any time limit is there?

I have Windows Vista on my computer and the computer is a little over 2 years old.  It's an HP computer and has all the standard sound stuff built in.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #799 on: April 19, 2010, 12:38:53 AM »
Bill;
Yes the same set up, Vista.
Should work great.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #800 on: April 19, 2010, 12:47:17 AM »
Bill,

Perhaps you and I can run a quick test of the conference service's recording capability tomorrow.  If they provide a reasonable quality .wav file, that takes some of the pressure off other recording efforts.  Although it's obviously wise to have several recording plans in play.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #801 on: April 19, 2010, 01:28:09 AM »
No problem.  I am in the Pacific time zone, and I will rig it up after I get home from work tomorrow evening, and we can do it.  What time zone are you in?

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #802 on: April 19, 2010, 08:26:31 AM »
Paul,  I missed it if you said what kind of service you were referring to. Here are two services that I found that seem to be owned by the same company. One or both have recording capabilities. I can't see how they make money yet so I don't know what the catch is. As they say, nothing is free.
> http://www.freeconferencecall.com/index.asp <
> http://www.freeconferencing.com/ <
What is everyone's opinion of these?
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #803 on: April 19, 2010, 12:44:40 PM »
Doug;
Your links are very interesting, even offer free recording.
I agree I read over the ads, and the only thing I see are the banner ads. I'm sure they have hidden ways to get money, maybe they tap into the call and steal corporate secrets or get stock trading heads ups ?
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« Reply #804 on: April 19, 2010, 02:19:39 PM »
Bill,

As posted earlier, I already opened an account at one of the services.  I'll contact you by email to conduct the test.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #805 on: April 19, 2010, 02:51:57 PM »
Doug,

I believe the conference services get a small fee for providing the termination connection for all the long distance calls coming into the conference.  A convenient service generates lots of calls with lots of participants and many calls last for hours, so the fees add up.

That bring up a good point.  Paritcipants in the call pay any access charges to the conference service.  Those of us who have unlimited nationwide calling are in good shape, but others may want to check their long distance payment options.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #806 on: April 19, 2010, 03:05:45 PM »
Paul;
We will use your conference link..
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #807 on: April 19, 2010, 09:09:46 PM »
this is so exciting...kudos to you guys for figuring everything out. i just remembered, i do not subscribe to a  long distance plan on my POTS line. do they still sell those long distance calling cards & will it work for this deal ???
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #808 on: April 19, 2010, 09:36:04 PM »
I just got off of the conference test call with Paul, and Bill.
Paul recorded a portion of the call, and let us hear it on playback, He said it's a wave file, so we can download it and listen at our leisure.
The call worked perfect.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #809 on: April 19, 2010, 09:52:01 PM »
D/P:

Let us know time and date of conference call. I will dust off the 2-50 for this special occasion.
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