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Instructions - 2009.pdf
Why should we spend time learning the technology to accomplish what we are already doing?
· To provide more pathways of understanding.
· Technology saves time and effort.
· Today’s students respond well to technology as they are very media-oriented
The following outlines are derived from the series of video podcasts; these videos are also available for your use (directions for how to access these found on the Conference Handout page of this website (see button above).
A. Create a playlist
1. Open iTunes.
2. Insert a CD into the disk drive. You will then see a listing of what is on the CD.
3. iTunes will automatically ask if you want to import the CD. Say “NO” – it is easier to manage the files when we copy the contents of the CD directly into the directory rather than allowing iTunes to bring it into the music folder and then find it and copy it to a playlist.
4. Now click on the + in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and,
5. Name the playlist you wish to create.
6. Go to the CD listing and highlight the pieces you want to add (“Control A” will select all).
7. Click and drag the selections to the playlist icon. You will see the items being copied into the directory – these items will also be placed in your “Music Library.”
8. Once this is done, you can SYNC to the iPod or BURN a CD of the contents.
We can create a listening list for each student, studio, class, exam etc.
B. Find useful videos on YouTube
1. Go to www.youtube.com.
2. Enter your search information – artist, composer, piece.
3. You will find several things to choose from, click on an icon to view.
4. You can save the “bookmark” if desired.
5. On the right side of the screen you will see several items which are “related” to your selection.
C. Convert Videos from YouTube for use on an iPod
1. Download Xilisoft ”YouTube to iPod converter.” ($30)
2. Drag the small icon from YouTube to upper RH corner to the “Drop Zone.”
3. Select the output format: Save as an MPEG-4 for the iPod.
4. Check the box to “add to iTunes” (so you don’t have to copy it later).
5. Click “OK” – will see progress on screen for downloading and converting.
6. The program automatically converts the file and puts it into iTunes “Movies.
1. Download “Tube TV” (free).
2. Copy the URL from YouTube (highlight and copy this from the top of the screen).
3. Open “Tube TV” and paste the copied URL into Tube TV.
4. Click the Down arrow button in the upper RH corner, you will see a progress window.
5. You will hear “finished downloading.”
6. The program automatically converts the file – you will have to set it up to
convert to your choice of devices.
7. The magnifying glass on the right side of the screen will allow you to view where the download has been copied. Drag the icon to your desktop.
8. Go to iTunes “Movies” and drag the desktop icon to this area to place the video in your directory.
D. How to Sync with an iPod/iPhone
1. Plug in the cable (that came with your iPod) to the device, plug the other end into the USB port of your computer.
2. The first thing it will try to do is to sync photos. Quit this and you will return to iTunes.
3. Under “Device” you will see an indication of your iPod/iPhone. Click on that to go to the window. You will see a number of tabs at the top of the screen.
4. Click on “Video,” at first, it appears there is nothing. Scroll down the window to see another window called “movies” – some items are checked, some are not. Check the items that you want to sync. (You can also select music to sync at the same time).
5. Click on “Apply” – you will see on your iPod/iPhone “Sync in progress.” You can see the progress at the top of the computer screen.
6. On your iPod home screen, click on “Videos” to find the items.
E. Take your iPod into the Studio or Classroom –
To Play Files from your iPod on a Stereo, you will need:
· Audio Adaptor Cable ($5-$10) – This has a stereo mini-plug on one end (goes directly into the iPod) and two RCA adaptor plugs on the other end (goes to the RCA cable on an amplifier).
1. On the back of the amplifier plug the adaptor cable into the RCA cable.
2. Plug the other stereo mini-plug into your iPod.
3. Go to your desired “Playlist” and select the item to be heard.
To Play Files from your iPod on a TV, you will need:
· TV/ Projector Adaptor Cable (app. $25-$30). This has a single plug on one end which fits into your iPod with 3 RCA jacks on the other end.
1. Plug the adaptor cable into your iPod.
2. Then plug the 3 color-coded cables to the “Video Input” plugs on the back of your TV.
3. Turn on the TV and use the Channel Selector to get to “Video Source.”
4. Select from the Video collection on your iPod.
- The iPod often makes classroom time more efficient than using a laptop to go to the web and open videos.
- Your classroom or studio may not have wireless internet access where you are.
F. Using “Audacity” to record directly into your PC.
1. You will need to download and install Audacity and the “Lame mp3 encoder.” This allows you to use Audacity to export or convert audio files into an mp3 format. Directions for download and installation are on the Audacity website.
2. After the program is downloaded, unzip and save the “Lame encoder.dll” on your computer. (Remember the directory in which you placed it!)
3. Plug in a microphone to the port on your computer (red input jack) to record. (Or your computer may have an internal microphone).
4. Click “RECORD” and talk into the microphone; then click “STOP” when finished.
6. Go to “effects” to change volume – click “normalize.”
7. The file can be exported as either a WAV file (to burn a CD) or as an mp3 (to put on an iPod). It will use LAME to convert to an mp3.
To view podcasts of items demonstrated in the MTNA session and outlined in this document, go to: www.samford.edu/tlc
• Click “submit” on the left (no user name or password is required to browse)
• This will take you directly to Samford’s presence on iTunes
• Scroll down to the School of the Arts
• Click on the Division of Music
• Click on MTNA workshop
• Select the video you wish to view and click “Get Movie”