I am often participating in LiveMeetings where a group of from 2 to 10 people are watching a share desktop - usually we are doing demonstrations/walktrhoughs through some application UX. Because these meetings occur across continents the participants are often in their homes using their home PCs.
The video sharing part is fine - no complaint.
The audio situation - typically we are dialed into a conference bridge with a normal telephone
So in this situation everyone is using LiveMeeting to see the video but using a normal phone to hear the conversation.
What I Want
For archiving purposes and so that those not attending the meeting can watch/listen the meeting later I would like to record both the audio and video. (My recording application is Camtasia Studio.)
What are my options to get phone audio into my computer so that I can use Camtasia Studio to record the audio and the video? What techniques have worked well for you?
- My personal phone home is an ordinary desktop phone. Not a cell phone. Not a VOIP phone.
- My simple thought was that I just want an ordinary phone that also can be plugged into my PC's USB port so that I can use it as a kind of microphone
- I am willing to purchase a new phone - but not willing to switch over to VOIP for my phone service
- My OS: Windows 7
- Hardware info: My PC doesn't have a fax/modem card. I do have a great USB microphone (it can't pick up voices over the speakerphone very well however).