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Software Self-help - Students

List of Topics:

  1. Recording and Saving Audio Files
  2. How to rip a DVD using Handbrake


1. Recording and Saving Audio Files

*Log onto the computer with your University-assigned user-name and password.

  1. Record your file using SANAKO Duo. Use the shortcut on the lower toolbar to open the program.
  2. Push the RED button to record. Make sure the microphone is not muted (there is not a red "/"over the headset). Ensure that the microphone is also not muted by the computer as well. You can do this by double clicking on the speaker icon at the lower right of the toolbar and looking at the "Live In" volume bar.
  3.  Save your file. Under File in the Sanako unit, select Save As.
  4. Save the file to your H: Drive as an .mp3 format according to your professor's instructions. In naming your file, be sure to include your last name. (To save the audio portion of a video source, save the file to your L: Drive as a .dis format.)
  5. Listen to your recording to verify its quality.
  6. Open My Computer and double click on the H: Drive. Find your file, right click on it, and select Copy.
  7. Open the drive and folder where the audio file is to be saved for professor review.
  8. Right click and select Paste to place your recording into this folder so that your professor can retrieve it.
  9. Do not delete the file from your H: Drive until you have verified that your professor has retrieved your recording.
  10. If you need any assistance, ask the TMC assistant on duty
  11. Note: your professor may want you to send the file to her/him via electronic mail. Simply attach the file to your message for your professor. 

2. How to rip a DVD using HandBrake

  1. Insert the DVD or mount the DVD image by opening the image file.
  2. If DVD Player starts automatically, quit it.
  3. Launch HandBrake.
  4. Select the DVD in the detected volume or browse for the mounted DVD image and press Open:
  5. HandBrake will scan the titles on the disc.:
  6. Under Destination press Browse:
  7. Type the DVD name into the Save As box, choose the appropriate folder for the file and press Save:
  8. Click the Audio & Subtitles tab. Set sample rate to 48. If you have instructions concerning language or subtitles, change those settings accordingly:
  9. When you are ready, press Rip. The process will take awhile, so please be patient.