[ExI] Audio transcript? MAX MORE in Second Life

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Tue Jun 10 04:17:40 UTC 2008

Giu1i0 Pri5c0 pgptag at gmail.com :
>Hi Amara, it was really a great and unexpected pleasure seeing you in
>Second Life yesterday.

I put it on my calendar weeks ago and looked forward to the talk.

>Too bad you could not get the audio working.
>Perhaps the problem is whet you mention, or perhaps (more likely imo)
>it had to do with some parameter settings in the SL interface itself.

I went through the parameter settings (Preferences) at least 10 times
during the  first 1.5 hours; at one point "Calyps0 Janus" led me through
it step-by-step to make sure that I was setting things correctly. I was.
What I didn't do until near the end of the 1.5 hours, however,  was
clear the cache. By then, SL was crashing for me every other time that I
went in, so it might not have cleared the cache properly.

Also, during that time I visited the secondlife.com : Forums, Technical
Help for Macs, and I saw that SL has a preferred frequency setting for
audio. On the Mac, the Audio MIDI Setup in the Applications/Utilities
folder can set that value, so when I ran that program I saw that my
frequency settings were wrong for SL too.  As I said before, I gave a
seminar at SwRI last week on wavelets and I prepared a ton of sound
files to demonstrate some wavelet features, so I'm not surprised that
the settings were at something different than what SL likes. I thought
it weird that it didn't change my audio experience on Max's talk after
I reset those values, but maybe the cache wasn't cleared properly.

Anyway, the whole experience did give me more SL practice, and some
people have audio, so I can catch up on what I missed. And for other Mac
users, if I had audio working, I would have recorded it using the
program Audio Hijack Pro. I've recorded alot of audio streaming through
many sources on my Mac, and it works great.



Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
Research Scientist, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado

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