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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Bridging the Digital Divide ... Video to Audio

I have found in recent months that it can be a big challenge getting digital material to the people who need it, especially if they do not have access to the technology so many of us, particularly bloggers, take for granted. If you need to create an audio file from a digital video for someone who doesn't have a computer but has a CD player, here are some steps to try:

  1. Download a free copy of freecorder.
  2. Play your video while recording with freecorder to grab that audio track (follow freecorder instructions for this).
  3. Use your Windows Media Player to translate the audio file to the aiff format, which is the format used by store bought (or Amazon bought) CDs.
  4. Burn the saved results to a CD and send to the intended person.
The caveat to this is that I have not tried this personally so cannot guarantee you success with this method. An alternative is to suggest the computer free person goes to a person with a computer to watch the brilliant video you made or ask them to go to their country library and borrow one of their computers to watch said video.

Good luck to you in your efforts! Let me know if this works ...

For more on bridging the digital divide, but WITH videos, see: AND

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