Download eBooks and Software

There are times when you visit a website and see an eBook or software that you want and try to get it. What happens sometimes is that either you are unable to download it or it costs too much. If you are looking for cheap eBooks and software that you can easily download from your email Inbox, then you need to check out There you will find eBooks and software that are educational as well as suited for the more serious minded individuals. There are How-To videos, audio webcasts, and software that you can use to create things like your own software or websites from text files. More files are added each week, so you may have to keep checking back if you do not see what you want then and there. Or you could simply join their mailing list to receive updates when new items are added.

You will also see how affordable the items on the site are. When you make a purchase, the file is sent to your email address, ensuring that you get what you bought. Visit the site now and procure some great eBooks and software for your collection.

Pay Per Play Audio Ads

You have heard of Pay Per Click (PPC) Ads and Cost Per Thousand (CPM) Ads. Now there are Pay Per Play ads that allow you to make money. The whole principle behind this concept is that website owners have the opportunity of playing 5 second audio ads on their website and get paid per play. So, each time you get a visitor to your website, the ad is played once. That means if you have 10,000 unique visitors per day, the ads on your website will be played 10,000 times. The more times it is played is the more money you stand to make.

The Pay Per Play technology has totally revolutionized internet marketing and is proving to be profitable to all who are involved. Many top companies, like Harley Davidson and Taco Bell, make use of this means of getting their message across to internet surfers. TV advertising is losing a lot of money because Pay Per Play Advertising has made a big dent in their profits. Join the Pay Per Play revolution if you have a website and get your share of the money that advertisers are gladly paying for audio ads.

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No Audio From Computer

Audio problems are nothing new for computers. There are various reasons why no audio would be present either through the PC speaker or through external speakers. The best thing about the issue though is that the causes are never usually hard to fix. Detecting the cause is what takes the most time. Nonetheless, the end result is that the problem is fixed and audio is restored to the computer. Let us consider a few possibilities as to why audio would not be present and how to fix it.

One of the times when audio disappears from the computer is when the sound card fails. At this point you will need to change the card. Sound card failure can happen for a number of reasons. In any case, a new one will have to be bought. Then there are times when the sound card is fine but the sound drivers get corrupted. A re-installation of the drivers should solve the problem. Thirdly, some people lose audio after installing a piece of hardware or even software. Even upgrading your Windows OS can result in sound loss. This occurs because drivers get mixed up or even deleted accidentally during the installation or upgrade process. If trying to re-install the drivers does not solve the problem, you may have to do a roll back using System Restore.

If there are more serious issues as to why you have lost audio on your computer, you can consult Microsoft’s website for Windows OS or Apple’s website for the MAC OS. In addition, there forums that you can search for on the internet that may be able to help you.

Effective Audio Recording

For some projects that you may have that need audio as a part of the package, it is not always good enough to have a regular desktop microphone. One of the main reasons why this is so is because the microphone tends to pick up ambient sounds easily. Noise from your computer, air conditioning units, fans, and even external noises can be picked up by the microphone. It is true that using a wind baffle helps to reduce the noise, but some unwanted noises still get through. This can be quite annoying especially if the audio quality that results is less than acceptable. So what can be done to further reduce and eventually eliminate unwanted noises in audio recordings done through a microphone?

Using a headset is one way of reducing to an acceptable level external noises. Since the microphone is right up to the mouth, and the distance can be managed, you will hear more of your voice than other ambient sounds. Many of the headsets come with baffles to also help prevent your breathing and “p” sounds from sounding “poppy” (the letter p, when spoken by some persons, make a popping sound). Some people breathe very heavily and the baffle virtually eliminates that sound while recording is in progress. Another good thing to do when recording is to do so in a quiet area. The less background noises you have is the better the recording quality will be. A sound proof area is your best bet, but that will not be possible for the ordinary man. That being the case, aim to do your recording at a time of day that is quieter than the rest.

Even with all this, there are times when you may get a humming sound in your recording. This may be due to a faulty microphone cable, usually a broken or breaking wire. If you find this as a problem, try to replace the cable as soon as possible. Following these few tips will help you to produce quality recordings that others will appreciate. The better your recordings is is the more likely people will want to listen to everything that you have to say.

Onboard and PCI Sound Cards

Sound cards are typically onboard or PCI based. Onboard means that it is integrated into the motherboard. PCI means that it is slotted and can be easily removed.

Onboard sound cards cannot be readily removed as they are built onto the motherboard. That is why most times when they give problems, the best and cheapest option is to purchase a PCI sound card that can be attached to the mother via the PCI slot. It would not make much sense buying a new motherboard just to get rid of a defective sound card.

The PCI sound cards are interchangeable as they can be easily pulled out of the computer. I prefer these over the onboard ones. So, in terms of value for money, PCI sound cards are the way to go. They can save you a lot of frustration in the long run.

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Good And Bad Sound

The quality of sound from a computer can be the difference between enjoyable audio and ear-piercing sounds. Sometimes the sound is so bad that it becomes inaudible. When this happens, persons get turned away from what they are hearing and just don’t bother.

This is also the case with some internet sites. It is nice to hear websites that have audio that is audible. I have visited websites that have terrible audio. Sometimes it is a sample of a popular song or some other sound. But the quality leaves a lot to be desired. In any case, whenever you upload audio files, ensure that it sounds okay before and after uploading. If it sounds terrible, you just might lose potential customers who may never return to your website.

Synchronized Audio and Video

It can be quite annoying (and funny at times) when you are watching a video and the audio and video are not synchronized. This is an occurence that is very prevalent in most Kung Fu movies where the voice comes a second or so after the lips start moving. This occurs because the audio and video are out of phase.

The expression out of phase simply means that they are not in unison. When objects are out of phase, one leads while the other folloows, and vice-versa. To eliminate this problem, a phase adjuster is normally put at the final output stage of the video so as to ensure synchronization. It compensates for the video or audio being ahead or behind and puts them in phase.

To better explain phasing, think of two race cars. If they both set off at the same time and at the same speed, they would be side by side, or synchronized. But if car 1 starts accelerating, it will move ahead of car 2, thus they would no longer be in phase. Car 1 would now be leading car 2 while car 2 is said to be lagging. To get them back in phase, car 1 would either have to decelerate and allow car 2 to catch it up OR car 2 would have to speed up to catch car 1. Once they are both side by side, they would now have to travel at the same speed to stay synchronized.

So, phasing is not a hard topic to swallow. It really is quite easy. And if you should ever see your local TV station showing non-synchronous audio and video, give them a call and ask them to adjust their phase mechanism.