Creating an audio fileAdded by IBM | Edited by IBM on March 15, 2012 | Version 3 (Show original)
|Create a recording of yourself saying your name so that others hear it pronounced correctly.
Create a recording of yourself saying your name so that others hear it pronounced correctly.
About this task
To create an audio file on a Microsoft
® 2000 or Microsoft Windows
XP system, perform the following steps:
- Select Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> Sound Recorder.
- Click the Record button, say your full name, speaking as clearly as possible, and then click the Stop button. Click the Play button to listen to the recording.
- Check the size of the recording by clicking File -> Properties. The data size must be smaller than 100 KB.
- To rerecord the audio file, click File -> New, and select No when prompted to save the recording. Repeat step 2 to rerecord. Follow these tips to improve the quality of the recording:
After you have produced a recording that is clear, audible, and smaller than 100 KB, select File -> Save As to save it. Type a name for the file and choose a directory to save it to. Make a note of the name and location, so that you can retrieve it when you upload the file to your profile. Specify the file type – IBM® Connections supports the use of .wav and .wma files so be sure to specify one of these file types. Then click Save.
- If the recording is inaudible, make sure that the microphone is enabled. Select Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> Volume Control, then select Options -> Properties. Choose Recording, select Microphone, and then click OK. Drag the volume slider for the microphone up to the maximum level.
- If the recording is unclear or the file produced is too large (over 100 KB), configure the sound recorder. Select Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> Sound Recorder. Select File -> Properties, and then click Convert Now. In the Format field, select PCM and in the Attributes field, select 8.000 kHz, 8 bit, Mono. Click OK, and then click OK to close the Properties window.
What to do next
To create an audio file on a Linux
® system, use the record command or use a sound recording utility.
Adding a pronunciation file to your profile