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Playing audio through entire Powerpoint

Problems, problems, problems.
I hope that I can help you solve one of them.
Here is a link to playing audio through your entire Powerpoint.
If you have any more problems, please let me know.
Good Luck!


Photos / Sound can be impactful

So, you have completed your Podcasts and now it is time to move on to the next fun-filled element of our class, the Sound /Slide (actually that is a copyrighted name for a program that allows photographs (slides) and sound to merge together). So, we better call it Photos /Sound, just to be safe.
Photos / Sound takes still photos and combines them with sound, thus Photos / Sound.
You may either use Power Point, iMovies or (if you have a PC) Movie Maker.
Download the photos into your appropriate program and then add sound (natural, recorded, podcast or music).
EXTRA CREDIT (5 points) if your sound is a combination of two or more.
Be sure and title it and caption the photos.
It should run 2-3 minutes.

Here is an INCREDIBLE example by NPR, “Life After Death.”
This example come from the Source’s article, “The Evolution of NPR’s Picture Stories.”

OK, now that you have completed your Photos/Sound project (due midnight April 21), You must post it to your blog.
Some of you opted to create your Photos/Sound with PowerPoint, while others used iMovies, while others used MovieMaker (PC product).
Either way, it is important to save it to YouTube for easier conversion, viewing, embedding, and linking to your blog.
I am a firm believer that when you “can’t figure it out,” one must Google it.
I have already Googled it for you.
So, here is the way to move a Power Point to YouTube.
Here is the way to move an iMovie to YouTube.
And, here is the way to move Movie Maker to YouTube.
I will look forward to seeing your Photos/Sound presentations.

Podcast #3 due March 22

This assignment is worth 100 points.
This will be the last podcast for this chapter on podcasts.
But, you will have to do another (for the final exam).
It must be embedded (correctly) to your blog.

Music In/Out ___________________ (20 pts.)
Three Voices (minimum)  ________________(30 pts.)
Must be composed of three separate voice tracks (minimum).

Content relevant to blog ________________ (20 pts.)
Editing, dead spots, overlaps ________________ (20 pts.)
Must have minimum of four tracks (3 voices, min. 1 music). 
Length (2:00- 3:00) _______________ (10 pts.)

Due 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 22

FREE! Music and Sound Effect downloads

Below is a list of sources for royalty-free music and other audio tracks for video production.  Although using music in news stories isn’t always a good idea, there are many times when we need music to enhance a video or broadcast journalism project.  Intros for newscasts, sports highlights, tributes and slide shows can all benefit from an appropriate soundtrack.

For more info on how to use music legally and ethically, check out this story about copyright and fair use, and take advantage of legal advice from the Student Press Law Center.


Audio Nautix – All music in this online collection created by Jason Shaw.  Released underCreative Commons license 3.0

AudioFarm  – Upload your own music or download from independent artists.

Brainy Betty – Hundreds of free PowerPoint templates, backgrounds, animations, music for presentations, royalty free photos, tutorials, flash and video introductions, & teacher resources.

ccMixter – Download, sample, cut-up or share

Free Music Archive – (I recommend searching by genre on this site.) – The songs can be licensed for educational use for free. (Creative commons license) – Users can also purchase standard licenses of songs for $25 each.

Free Stock Music – 100% free video production music

FreeSound – Collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.

Getty Images–In addition to royalty-free photos and videos, the site also has good quality royalty-free music, too.

Incompetech by Kevin MacLeod

Jamendo – Free music downloads for private use & royalty-free music for commercial purposes.

Legal Music for Videos – Creative Commons

Moby Gratis – A project by ambient/electronic musician Moby, this site has high quality music that can be used for free for non-profits and students.

Partners in Rhyme – Royalty-Free music & sound effects

Sea Breeze Computers  – page of multiple links

SoundBible– Free sound clips, sound bites, and sound effects

Bensound–Free music, organized by genre.  Uses Creative Commons licensing/

Youtube Music Library

Podcast #2 Assignment

This assignment is worth 100 points.
It is due Thursday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m.
It must be embedded to your blog as a post.
Any questions, just ask.

#2 Music In/out __________ (10 pts)
Two voices ______________ (30 pts)
Sound effects ____________ (15 pts)
Content relevant to topic (grammar, pronunciation, etc.) __________ (20 pts)
Editing, dead spots, overlaps __________ (20 pts)
Length (2:00-3:00) _________________(10 pts)

Posting your Podcast

Just found out that the FREE version of WordPress that you are using will NOT accept the itunes MP4/MP3. Therefore, we are going to try Plan B.
So, here we go:
– Create an account (
– It’s FREE!
– Not hard to create, just takes time, username, password.
– Upon completion of editing, save your GarageBand Podcast #1 as an MP3.
– To save as MP3, go to Share>Save to Disk> mark MP3, save where you can find it.
– Drag and Drop your GarageBand Podcast #1 to your account.
– You must put the info in as required and you can upload a photo to go with it.
– Once in your Playlist, click on the “View” icon on the right, under Actions.
– In the “View” profile, click on the “Embed” icon </> at the right.
– Copy the “Embed” code from the site.
– Paste it into a new post as text.
Podcast Example

Here is a story from my favorite podcast, Gravy.
It is about Fred’s Lounge.
Listen to the different voices, background sounds, etc.
You can do this now!



Where to find FREE MUSIC downloads

There are plenty of websites out there that offer free music downloads and I’ve weeded through them so you can find only the best and brightest in this list of the best 11 places to get free music downloads legally.

At these websites, you’ll be able to get free music downloads in high-quality MP3 format so they’ll play on your computer and phone. Since you can download and save them, they’ll forever be yours.

All the free music downloads here are legal so they are either public domain or in most cases the artists have given permission for you to download and enjoy their hard work. That means you can feel great about listening to the music and discovering some hidden gems you might have otherwise passed up.

After you’re done getting some free music downloads, you might also like to find out the best places to listen to free music online, where to watch free music videos, and the best free music apps.



The Jamendo Music logo

All the free music downloads at Jamendo are made available through Creative Commons licensing meaning that the artists themselves have decided they want to give out their music for free for the masses to enjoy.

You can discover new music at Jamendo by viewing the most popular, most downloads, most played, the latest releases of the free music downloads, and editor-curated lists. You can also search for artists that you know to see if their music is available for download.

Another way to find great music here is by listing to one of the Jamendo radio channels. When you find a song or artist you like, you can then download that single track or the entire album.

If you’d rather stream the music at Jamendo instead of download it, they give you that option too.

Jamendo has free apps (here) available for the Android, iOS, and Windows. More



Picture of the NoiseTrade logo

You can download thousands of free music albums from NoiseTrade, and they’re all completely legal to take. The artists want you to check out their creations and if you like it and are inclined to do so, you can tip them or help promote them to your friends.

You’ll need to enter your email address and zip code for each album you want to download and then you’ll get to download the album as a ZIP file which contains the MP3 files.

You can easily find new albums you want to download by viewing the top downloads and new and notable sections on the homepage.

NoiseTrade also offers free ebook and audiobook downloads for authors who would like to share and earn your tip. More


Free Music Archive

Picture of the Free Music Archive logo
Free Music Archive

You can also download free music at Free Music Archive, which is directed by the freeform radio station WFMU. The music here is free for you to legally download (even without a user account) and is a mix of public domain and Creative Commons licenses.

The easiest way to find music you’d like to download at Free Music Archive is to browse through the genres of music or watch their blog for collections, artists, or songs they’ll highlight. They also have top charts for all time, this week, and this month.

If you create a free account at Free Music Archive you’ll be able to make your own collections and interact with other listeners. More



Picture of the PureVolume logo

PureVolume is another music discovery website that gives the artists on the site the option of offering free music downloads of their songs.

View the free music downloads at PureVolume by top songs, top downloads, featured songs, artists, and most popular or newest albums.

You can download free songs from PureVolume in the MP3 format right away without having to create an account. More



There are thousands and thousands of free music downloads at, making it one of my favorite websites to visit when I’m looking for new music to download legally.

Download Free Music From Amazon

You can see the all the free music downloads by clicking on a genre or sorting by popularity, release date, length of the song, reviews, or in alphabetical order by title, artist, or album.

You can play the songs before downloading them, but when you’re ready to save the songs to your computer, click on the Free button to add it to your cart. Then, you can checkout as if you were purchasing something by clicking Place your order. You’ll then be taken to a link to download the free music.


Internet Archive’s Audio Library

Internet Archive’s Audio Library has millions of results for free downloads of music, audio, podcasts, radio programs, and most notably their Live Music Archive.

You can sort the free music downloads by most viewed items, title, date published, or creator.

You’ll find all kinds of artists with free music downloads here including Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Grateful Dead, 311, and Smashing Pumpkins.

There are usually multiple file formats that you can download the free music in, like MP3 and OGG. More



Picture of the SoundClick logo

SoundClick is the ultimate portal into finding free music downloads directly from the artists websites. These artists have decided they’d like to let people download their music for free. This includes signed and unsigned musicians.

With SoundClick, you can browse through the music charts and genres until you find a free music download you’d like to have and then either listen to or download that song.

You can also create custom radio stations, get to know other listeners on the forums, or read more about your favorite SoundClick artists.

While you can, of course, download free music from SoundClick, some artists make their music available only after you’ve paid for the download, and others allow streaming only.  More


Picture of the logo has several pages of free music downloads that fall into all genres. You can browse these free downloads by category, new releases, coming soon, or simply looking through the whole list.

Just one click will download your chosen song.

Besides free music downloads, you can also stream thousands of songs and get recommendations of bands you’ll love. More



Picture of the SoundCloud logo
SoundCloud Ltd.

SoundCloud is a website that lets you stream and download free music. Content at SoundCloud is sometimes uploaded by professional artists, while others are shared by independent musicians.

Not all music on SoundCloud can be downloaded, and some require you to Like a Facebook page to get the file. However, music that can be downloaded instantly and without an account have a Download button next to them. More



ARTISTdirect is a digital media entertainment company that offers music streaming and free downloads.

Not all the music at the ARTISTdirect website is free, but the above link shows lists several pages in length where you can download free music. Some of the music genres you can find at ARTISTdirect is indie rock, Latin, pop, country, and blues. More



Picture of the CCTrax logo

CCTrax has free Creative Common music available for downloading with categories like ambient, techno, electronica, and jazz.

Streaming and downloading music from CCTrax is done without an account or login of any sort. You can even download a whole album at once.

All songs can be downloaded as MP3 but some have an additional option where you can get the song in the FLAC file format. More