Instructional Media Center

Media Recording/Editing

Audacity – Free software for recording and editing audio files.
(note: Vista users will need Audacity 1.3.7, available here.)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows

Audacity LAME Encoder – Plug-in allowing Audacity to export MP3 files.
(After downloading the zip file, unzip it and save the file lame_enc.dll that it contains to anywhere on your computer. Remember where you saved it, because when you first choose the “Export as MP3″ option, you will be asked where the lame_enc.dll file is saved.)

GIMP – Free Photoshop equivalent
http://www.gimp.org/

Handbrake – Open-source video encoder.
http://handbrake.fr/?article=download

MPEG Streamclip – Free MPEG video editor, player, and converter. (NOTE: requires Quicktime)
Mac – http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html
Windows – http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-win.html

Picnik – Web-based photo editing software.
http://www.picnik.com/

Snagit – Screenshot software that allows you to take a snapshot of anything on your screen.
30-day trial: http://www.techsmith.com/download/snagittrial.asp

SUPER – Free video/audio transcoder.
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Switch Audio File Converter – Another free audio file converter.
http://www.nch.com.au/switch/switchsetup.exe

Wav Converter – Free audio file converter.
http://www.eusing.com/free_wma_converter/mp3_wma_converter.htm