Sunday, December 27, 2009

Conversion

Yes! I have acquired software that will convert video clips to MP3 (thank you, DeppityBob). That means I'm one step closer to being able to post stuff from our Single Payer Band Jam gig.

Now I just need to figure out how to post MP3s on this blog. For some reason, Blogger has buttons for uploading video, but not audio.

I could just upload the two clips we have so far as video. Problem is, during the first 17 minutes of our set, the camera was pointed at the spot right between Ron the Drummer and me. For the aforementioned clips, you can see Ron's hi hat and my right arm, and nothing else.

Audio will be less dorky. But I'm a little technically challenged and a lot busy, so this could take a while.

2 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

You'll get it figured out! Looking forward to seeing you on tube!! Will you be wearing a tube top?

Shannon Wagner said...

I did some more research into this. I know previously I thought it was not possible, but I think that you can embed MP3's in your Blogger post by taking a couple of steps.

First, this page has instructions for enabling "Link Fields" (under Settings | Formatting):
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=80259

That should give you buttons to add URL's of MP3's. Then you need to upload the MP3 somewhere that it will be publicly accessible. There are a lot of options, but the service I have used is Dropbox. It is free (up to 2GB storage). Here is their help file on linking to a publicly shared file:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/16

Hope this helps a bit..