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Component 3B: Seven Information Processes (Uploading)

posted Jul 15, 2009, 12:24 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 16, 2009, 7:56 AM by Eddie Woo ]


Firstly, I have resolved the issue with the narrator audio. When exporting (if the shortcut is not used) there are options for audio quality. Initially, this was set fairly low, but I have now made it the highest setting possible. Added to this, I made the volume of the audio track louder but not loud enough for the background noise to make the actual words hard to hear. Since I felt like it, I tried using other software and hardware to see if they could record with less background noise - namely using the recording function of "Camera Assist Software" which came with this laptop as it had a webcam built-in, my MP3 player (which failed because it was horrible quality as described previously) and my phone (which ran out of battery, so I gave up).
I also changed the names of the video files so that they didn't have people's names, so I had to import them again.
I've already tried uploading but my internet is extremely slow, so I'll have to wait at maybe around midnight for it to be faster. Alternatively I could go to an internet cafe and upload it there but I'll see how I go.
Also, communication with particpants was with Joey (by email) because she was asking about using some of the Europe Trip pictures for her portfolio.
Lastly, I have prepared the short description about downloading the files which I will put onto the page for this excursion about now.

A record of the 7 information processes should be maintained as the multimedia system is developed, including relevant discussion of issues related to software/hardware constraints and design decisions (e.g. organising data: compression levels applied to images, audio and video data).
  • Collecting my voice using other software/hardware to see if quality is improved.
  • None.
  • Naming files appropriately (labelling) when uploading them onto the intranet. I also added a description for one of them (metadata).
  • Making the volume of audio track louder.
Storing and Retrieving
  • Saving another copy of only the files to be uploaded elsewhere to avoid confusion.
  • Audio file saved in MP3 player.
  • Retrieving the audio file from before, processing it as described above, then storing it again.
  • Retrieving the renamed videos and importing them again.
Transmitting and Receiving
  • Uploading my multimedia mini-assignment which will ultimately be downloaded.
  • Emailing Joey shortly about uploading so that she now knows she can do her critique.
  • Sound, video and the Flash document were displayed via speakers and the monitor.
Publish settings, for sound:


Software/Hardware Constraints

For collecting, my main issue was microphone and the quality of sound it collected. (Outlined above.) Also, while transmitting and receiving, it took a long time. Firstly, the file is much larger than the files I uploaded before and secondly, my internet is very slow to begin with.

Design Decisions


UPDATE at 8:45 pm

I have discovered that the files eventually upload (after about half an hour), but requires lots of patience. So I've been doing other things while the computer takes care of the transmitting and receiving.
Esther (who is an end user) has communicated with me phone because by some strange coincidence, she discovered the announcement that I was uploading the files. Since one of the interviews is hers, she was very excited. But, more importantly, I asked her if she understood the instructions I put up on the pages, and she said she did, so that's good.
Lastly, I added the final note about having Flash Player, just in case, although many people would have it anyway. Except,the school. A few days ago, I actually tested my multimedia at school but it didn't ahve Flash Player, so I had to open the file using Internet Explorer. As expected, the videos didn't work.