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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2010, 04:48:47 PM »
Thank you everyone for the quick and informative replies. In all honesty I had done very little research into it bar hearing the woes of a fellow Skype gamer on getting it to work. I'll test out the free software this weekend and get back to you then.

Edit: Ok had the guy that related his woes to me try it (Soundtap) out. Apparently every 10 seconds it cuts out your own audio and replaces it with "Please Purchase Soundtap". I should of stated that really a free solution is the best one at the moment.
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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2010, 06:59:39 PM »
Off topic but whenever I'm listening to an actual play and I hear someone say, "Yeah, but Ross will probably edit this out." And Ross responds, "Yeah, edit...  :-\" I just laugh. 

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2010, 08:44:51 PM »
hahaha, I can't remember when anyone said that in any of the posted games.

Editing takes work so fuck that.

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2010, 08:54:29 PM »
I think it was one of the convention games. I don't remember which one or what was exactly said, but the game was just getting off topic and somebody said something along the lines of, "I hope this gets edited out."

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2010, 09:43:02 PM »
Sorry Dogfish, I should have let you know you actually had to buy SoundTap.  The audio overlay on the free one is INSANE.  Definitely my bad on that one.
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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2010, 01:14:36 AM »
I recorded the sessions I was in of the nerdbound Rogue Trader games with MP3 Skype Recorder.  It's free and very very stable.  Only downside I've found is it only records to mp3 format, but in my opinion the sound quality is just fine.

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2010, 02:29:52 AM »

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2010, 09:56:43 AM »
http://www.powergramo.com/download.htm

Since it's only free for trial, what version do you think will work best when the trial runs out?

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2010, 02:51:50 PM »
I recorded the sessions I was in of the nerdbound Rogue Trader games with MP3 Skype Recorder.  It's free and very very stable.  Only downside I've found is it only records to mp3 format, but in my opinion the sound quality is just fine.

I got talking to the guy that does recording and he currently uses this however what has prompted him to start looking again is because it's not stable. It sometimes won't start recording, record only to be played through one 'side' and a few other minor hiccups.

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2010, 08:43:52 PM »
If people are interested, I just finished spending about 2-3 hours tweaking and internet searching to find a way to record Skype games for free (on Mac).  I am fairly certain I will be able to record everything and the only final editing will be to lay my personal audio over all the other players.  It involves 3-4 programs, but I'm pretty sure it works and I'll let you know how well after I finish the game.

Just thought I'd throw this up as it seems that there was never a real definitive answer.

Programs used:
2 audio recording programs (I am going to use Audacity (free) and GarageBand (I got it with my computer,  but any other program you can find that will record audio would probably work))
Soundflower
LineIn

I don't know how much of this knowledge would carry over to Windows, but regardless I would be more than happy to help others set things up and get it all squared away.

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Audio question
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2010, 08:05:27 AM »
Hey guys,
            Since I got such great advice about what microphone to get for my podcast (love my BLUE SNOWBALL), I thought I would ask you guys what is a good replacement for audacity. I have had a few good sessions of my actual play podcast with audacity, but after crashing a couple of times, I think it might be time to upgrade. Should I upgrade to a paid program or stick with audacity because there isn't anything else thats much better. If I should upgrade, what program would you guys recommend. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Audio question
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2010, 06:37:30 PM »
Hey guys,
            Since I got such great advice about what microphone to get for my podcast (love my BLUE SNOWBALL), I thought I would ask you guys what is a good replacement for audacity. I have had a few good sessions of my actual play podcast with audacity, but after crashing a couple of times, I think it might be time to upgrade. Should I upgrade to a paid program or stick with audacity because there isn't anything else thats much better. If I should upgrade, what program would you guys recommend. Thanks in advance.
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I use a digital field recorder because it goes straight to memory card and doesn't crash. The problem isn't the software per se - recording more than an hour of audio is taxing on a system. It's more likely that your computer simply runs out of memory after X amount of time.

Try recording in 1 hour segments - stop every hour to save and start a new file

upgrade your ram

I use garageband for recording standard episodes of RPPR but that's mac only.

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #57 on: October 20, 2010, 01:40:19 PM »
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I use a digital field recorder because it goes straight to memory card and doesn't crash. The problem isn't the software per se - recording more than an hour of audio is taxing on a system. It's more likely that your computer simply runs out of memory after X amount of time.

Try recording in 1 hour segments - stop every hour to save and start a new file

upgrade your ram

I use garageband for recording standard episodes of RPPR but that's mac only.

Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Audio question
« Reply #58 on: October 20, 2010, 02:30:49 PM »
I use a digital field recorder because it goes straight to memory card and doesn't crash. The problem isn't the software per se - recording more than an hour of audio is taxing on a system. It's more likely that your computer simply runs out of memory after X amount of time.

Try recording in 1 hour segments - stop every hour to save and start a new file

upgrade your ram

I use garageband for recording standard episodes of RPPR but that's mac only.

Dammit Ross, you jinxed me!  I had managed to record all of my games without any problems using Audacity, and the day you mention this is the first day it crashes.

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Re: Recording Game Sessions
« Reply #59 on: October 20, 2010, 04:48:43 PM »