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Requirements

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 (and 8.1).

.Net 4 Client Profile (or Full Profile), which you already have installed if you get regular Windows updates.

If you want it to show PDFs, you will need to have a PDF viewer installed which works with Internet Explorer (most people have Adobe Reader, FoxIt, or something similar).

Traveling Away From Fast Internet?

SayMore can convert media files from the ones your device outputs to what you want for long-term archiving. For some of these conversions, it uses an Open Source tool named FFmpeg. Normally, it will download that the first time you need it. But if you’re going to be using SayMore far from cheap internet, make sure you do one test conversion before you leave the land of good internet.

Holding a Workshop Away From Fast Internet?

If you plan to be installing SayMore on other people’s machines once you get there, download ffmpeg ahead of time, and then when you do a conversion, SayMore will let you point at this download rather than going to the internet to download it. Cool, eh?

Also, take the correct .net 4 Client Profile Standalone Installer with you, in case some of the workshop participants don’t have it.

Other Helpful Stuff

Fixing Creation Dates

Often recording devices have the wrong dates, and so you get a recording claiming it was created years ago. SKTimeStamp adds a tab to the Properties dialog of the file in Windows Explorer, so you can fix the date.

Trimming Videos

Often you have some extra footage at the beginning and end of a video recording. It would be great if SayMore could help you trim that. But for now, there are various tools to help. We haven’t found anything as reliable and simple as we’d like, so let us know if you find something better than these: Avidemux, Free Video Dub.

Making Subtitled Videos

SayMore can export your transcriptions into the right format for subtitling. But it can’t yet actually make the video fro you. We’ve found Camtasia Studio fantastic for adding subtitles exported from SayMore and then producing a video for any format. For example, for making a video the community can watch on mobile phones. If you qualify, take advantage of Camtasia’s educational discount.