Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator audio

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rpyne
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Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator audio

Postby rpyne » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:22 am

Has anyone used the Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator to send separate left and right audio channels?

In the past, using other technologies, we have broadcast our Stake Conference with English on the right channel and Spanish on the left channel. We just got the Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator (not my decision) and from my preliminary testing it appears that it only transmits mono audio.

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Postby Aczlan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:12 pm

I dont know which version you are using, but version 2 unofficially supported stereo audio. See http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5232 (note: I haven't had a chance to try it yet, so YMMV)

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Postby rpyne » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:35 pm

That would be nice except we are trying to use the Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator, not the Meetinghouse Webcast software.

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Postby Aczlan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:38 pm

You are probably out of luck then.

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Postby rpyne » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:31 pm

Well, I found a couple of ways to do it. The easiest is to use a custom bandwidth and choose 400 Kbps or higher transmission rate, those all have stereo profiles. The other option is to connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse and edit the profile you want to use, the profiles are in c:/program files/io communicator. Be sure and make a copy of the profile before editing just in case you mess it up. If you change the audio profile you will need to change the total bitrate accordingly.

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Postby rpyne » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:00 am

Another note on the audio that we discovered is that if you are using a lower bandwidth audio (anything less than 44kHz), it greatly improves the audio quality if you can put an equalizer or low pass filter in the audio stream before the Webcaster and set a cutoff frequency of about 1/2 of the audio bitrate. For the 400Kbit profile, that is about 10kHz.


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