How to clip audio from Radio 1
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How to clip audio from The Scott Mills Show (XP)

Here is how I clip audio from The Scott Mills Show using BBC iPlayer and Audacity:

Downloading Audacity

- First off you'll need to get Audacity from here (right-click, save link as.)

- You will also need the LAME MP3 Encoder from here (right-click, save target as.) so you can export as an mp3.

- Once both files are both downloaded install Audacity.

Turning Stereo Mix On

- Double-click the sound icon on the Windows toolbar.

- Click options then properties.

- Select recording under Adjust Volume For, tick all the boxes and click Ok.

- Tick the select box under the Stereo Mix volume slider and set the volume very low (mine is set on the 2nd line) then close.

Recording From BBC iPlayer

- Open Audacity and go onto BBC iPlayer. Find the show you want to record the audio from and find the part you want to record.

- On the iPlayer interface set the volume to 6 or 7.

- Start Audacity recording then play the iPlayer video. Once you have recorded the bit you want stop the video and stop Audacity recording.

Cutting Down

- To delete sections of the recording you don't need on in Audacity click the cursor and the start of the part you don't need and drag it to where the bit you don't want ends. Press delete.

- Once you've got rid of the bits you don't need click File then Export As MP3...

- Audacity will ask you to browse for the lame_enc.dll file. So, find where you saved the file earlier and click Ok (you will only need to do this on your first export).

Exporting As An MP3

- Save the filename as what ever you want but if your uploading to the forum it's best if you name it something like this: 12-2-2009-whats_occurring.mp3 if you name them this way they can be easily sorted.

Setting ID3 Tags

- A box will come up asking for the Title, Artist, Genre etc. If you are uploading to the forum use the following examples:

Title: 12/02/09 - Oh! What's Occurring?!

Artist: Scott Mills

Album: BBC Radio 1

Year: 2009

Genre: Other (or Comedy)

- Click Ok and the file will export.

Uploading To The Forum

If you want to upload the file to the forum, when you make a topic, under Additional Options click Manage Attachments, browse for the file and upload it.

*Note* If you have Windows Vista the process should be fairly similar.

Tut by: Me (:

Questions? PM Me.

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what do i do with 'LAME MP3 Encoder' i have downloaded it to my desktop & now what ?

When you first export as MP3 after you recorded something it asks you to browse for the LAME file. It'll only ask you to do this once, I think you'll need to put it in another folder because it might not work if you delete it off the desktop.

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When you first export as MP3 after you recorded something it asks you to browse for the LAME file. It'll only ask you to do this once, I think you'll need to put it in another folder because it might not work if you delete it off the desktop.

ok im having a go right now :)

it says lame hasn't been installed propley

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what do i need to open lame in, i have some how got it in IE

If you record something, anything.

File, Export as MP3

It'll ask you to browse for the LAME dll file.

Look for where you saved it, click it and press ok.

You don't open the dll file. Just browse for it when Audacity asks you for it when you first export.

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well when i now download it it has the 'e' symbol on it & it wants to open up in IE, it had little gears on it before & now i cannot get it back !

how do i convert it back to the original file type ?

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well when i now download it it has the 'e' symbol on it & it wants to open up in IE, it had little gears on it before & now i cannot get it back !

Don't worry about the icon. When Audacity asks you to search for the dll just browse to where you saved it, click it and press ok, should still be fine.

It's the same filetype

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what do you mean by jingles. If it's VO's then go ahead, if it's singing jingles no. they are on music4. if it's the new OWO jingle and Bed yes. but do it in another thread. Welcome Along.

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I have a question...why do all this work if you can listen to the daily Podcast...am I missing something????

It's incase we want something separate such as a mention or something that isn't on the podcast.

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i did this for 2 or 3 years. back then there were no podcast when i started, and listen again sounded poor. so every show had to be recorded, and what was wanted was split off and uploaded.

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you kids don't know what you wernt born for, i remember we'd get moyles on straight after school. but only till 5.45. then the gap toothed gypsy would appear at 6 rolling another fat one.

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