Archive for December, 2009

Subtitling Audio Files with Windows Media Player Enhanced Tag Editor

Working with (target language) subtitles is a common requirement in digital language labs.

While the method demonstrated in the following screencast requires some getting used to – remember to share and reuse the result -, the advantage over Sanako Media Assistant subtitling is that the subtitles get stored in the file and not only linked to in a separate file (links tend to/are bound to break if you try to manage your product in course management systems or erepositories): subtitling-with-windows-media-player-enhanced-tag-editor.wmv.

And then there is this very nice capability of, if you dare navigate the waters of copyright, data protection and privacy (FERPA).

Note: The  newer Windows Media Editor does not contain the tag editor any more, but on Windows XP, you can roll back the Windows Media Player version by going to Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs / Remove a program. Click Windows Media Player 11, and then click Remove

Windows Live Photos: How to Download Album

Do your photos not display thumbnails or go missing in slideshow view? Just download them and view them offline, from here:

View the departmental calendar with your Outlook calendar

2009/12/02 1 comment

If you are looking for a more convenient way to coordinate your personal calendar (and in the future: –s) with the departmental calendar, you can do what is called “Connect to Outlook” a Sharepoint Teamsite Calendar.

Go to “Inside Loyola”, go to your Modern Languages & Literatures team site,

click in the left menu: “Calendar”, click from the calendar top menu: “Actions”/ “Connect to Outlook”, like here:

Click “Yes”here: , or “Advanced”,

But there is not much to configure here:

In the resulting view (in “Overlay mode”, like 2 overlaid transparencies), events are much easier to coordinate:like so:

Incidentally: If, after “Connect to Outlook” a Sharepoint Teamsite Calendar, this password dialogue keeps popping up, like so: , instead of [your usual username], put [your usual username], plus remove the prefix “”.

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Canon ZR-200 LLC Camera Basics

The camera can store only about 30 [check, might be 100 or more, recording size is 5MB per 1 min video] minutes on its SD card

Currently we are using my personal SD card, bring your own to extend the recording time (by swapping the cards. You can move video clips onto classroom computers’ network shares if the classroom computer is in MS-Active Directory (which most should be) and if the classroom computer has an SD card reader (which most will NOT have).

Video–clips (internal access only) showing how to operate the camera are here:

For base documentation, see these graphics:

You can change the audio modes:

Optimum video mode with card is 320*240.

All in all: Quick and dirty recording and archiving for basic assessments…

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