When creating audio files, we suggest the use of "Audacity" software with the "Lame" plug-in. Both "Audactiy" and "Lame" are available from the Software app in MyUWF.
Mac Users: Most new Macs come with "GarageBand," which has the ability to record and edit audio files and automatically export them to the "iWeb" program for publishing. "Audacity" for Mac is also available for free on the IT Help tab and is a good alternative for those who do not have "GarageBand."
Specific steps for creating audio files depend on the software you use. Please refer to your software documentation for instructions. UWF faculty may contact the Academic Technology Center (ATC) for help getting started. When creating your files, we recommend the following standards for optimal performance and consistency.
When creating an audio file, it is important to select the appropriate audio quality. This will ensure listening quality while maintaining a reasonable file size.
|Quality||Best Suited for...||Selections|
|Standard||Most audio files, particularly those composed entirely of voice, such as lectures or classroom recordings.||
|High||Short audio files, such as news broadcasts or announcements, or for applications composed substantially of music.||
Audio files should use the mp3 format. ID3 tags should be used to include the following information in the mp3 file:
Example: Title: On-line student tip #1; Artist: UWF-Academic Technology Center; Album: Summer on-line.