Uploading Sermons to Wordpress
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6/28/09 Last Updated:
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Formating and Uploading Sermons
Step 1: Placement of recorder
Place the Olympus audio recorder (VN-541PC)
on the lectern to the left or right of the pastor's notes. This will give you the best audio quality. I have tried placing the recorder next to the lectern and inside the lectern, but this gives the recordings a hollow sound as if it were coming from a cave. Recording the sermon from the position of the audience causes the recording to sound as if it were coming from a distance. The quality is best when it is on top of the lectern about 1 to 2 feet away from the speaker.
Step 2: Operating the Olympus Recorder
The battery reading should always be full otherwise the audio may cut out halfway through the recording. To record, slide the orange circle up. To stop recording, slide the orange button down. The power will turn off automatically after a few minutes.
Step 3: Renaming your files
With the recorder plugged into your computer navigate to the Olympus drive and open the folder containing the audio files. You may need to search a few folders before you find where they are being stored. Be sure to delete the files on the recorder after they are uploaded to your computer to free up space on the recorder.
Rename the files to the date that the sermons were recorded in using the format MMDDYY
. The leading 0 will need to be given if the month or day is a single digit. If two recordings were made that Sunday then append the name with an "a
" for morning or "b
" for afternoon.
for July 7, 2021
for July 7, 2021 10:30 a.m
Step 4: Converting .wma to .mp3
Before the recording can be edited it needs to be in mp3 format. Open VLC and select Media
. Drag the audio files that you want to convert here and select convert
drag sermon to this box. Next, click on the convert button below.
Click the browse button to navigate where you want the converted file to be saved to. This is a good place to give it a name of 120221
, etc. for the date.
Step 5: Editing the sermon
Open your audacity program and drag the mp3 file onto audacity. To expand the audio for easier editing, click on the magnifying glass in the circle in the top right corner to make finding the portions of audio you want to edit easier.
Step 6: What to edit
The portion of audio we want is the sermon. It begins when the pastor references the scripture text to be discussed and ends after the closing prayer just after the conclusion of the sermon. Click on the point in the audio where the sermon begins. Hit play once or twice to be sure that this is the location you want. When you are sure, click shift+home
to highlight all of the audio from the marker to the beginning of the file and then hit delete
. For the portion after the end of the closing prayer, use shift+end
to highlight everything after the closing prayer and then hit delete
. The marker should be located just after the "amen" of the closing prayer.
Optional: Occasionally, you may want to edit out the silence between when the pastor mentions the scripture text and waits for the audience to turn to the passage. This silence can be several seconds and is up to you if you want to edit this out or not. To do so move the mouse pointer to the beginning of the silence and click and hold the mouse pointer down and move the pointer to the end of the selected audio you want to remove, then release the left click. Then hit the delete button.
Step 7: Export the Sermon
Tip: Congregation singing will look like the segment of audio above that is condensed and is between the two arrows. Finding this can help you locate the beginning and end of the sermons. The sermon is about 5 minutes after a block of singing.
Amplifying audio Quiet audio can be amplified by clicking ctrl+a and then in the menu click effect and then amplify.
An amplification setting of 10 is usually about right.
If you ever make a mistake, you can always select undo located just to the left of the magnifying glass.
Go to file
and select "Export as MP3
" A message will pop up asking if you want to replace the existing audio. Select yes
and continue. Another window will ask you how you want to edit the tags. You can leave everything as 1
filling in only the pastor's name and the year.
Step 8: Uploading the sermon
Login at http://sovgraceopc.org/login
and select Log in with username and password
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