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Friday, October 3, 2008

Race Rocks Sunset and Cacophony


A few weeks ago I was visiting the Race Rocks webcam, and I realized for the first time that sound actually comes through the webcam as well! That's what I get for always having my volume turned down....

From the webcam I was watching a beautiful autumn sunset and hearing a cacophony of gulls with some sea lions growling and barking in the background. I had to capture the moment to share, and I did so by taking a still image from the web cam and making a recording of the vocalizations through the built-in microphone on my computer (which picked up the sounds off my speakers).

I'm trying something new here, using iWeb's podcast feature to try and host my own audio files on a page called "Orca Watcher Sounds". This way, you should be able to go click the above link and listen to the audio clip without having to download a file and open an external application. Hopefully I can upload all my audio files there, and you can listen to any of my posted vocalizations from that one site. Let me know how this works for you!

3 comments:

Michele Wassell said...

Hi Monika... It worked just fine for me and the clarity was awesome.. Look forward to listening to more sounds of nature... Have a great weekend..

The K said...

Much easier to listen to that the past audio link. Nicely done and great recording quality. Thanks for experimenting.

Monika Wieland said...

Michele, The K - thanks for your feedback! Glad to hear I may have found a solution to making the audio more accessible.