How to create online sermons
Creating a RealAudio File
We're ready to take the WAV file you've created and convert it into a RealAudio file
Start RealProducer Basic. Below is a screenshot of the main RealProducer window. We'll use several of the buttons which are marked: the input file "Browse" button, "Audiences", "Clip Information", "Encode", and the small "pencil" button to change the destination folder/filename.
- Click the "Browse" button. Find your sermon WAV file, click it, then click "Open".
Next, click the "Audiences" button. Set the "Audio Mode" to "Voice" and the "Video Mode" to "No Video". Remove the check from the box labeled "2-pass video encoding".
In the "Audience Selection" area, delete any of the "Audiences in job" (click them, then click the trash can icon at the bottom of the window). Finally, click the "16k Substream for 28k Dial-Up" item in the "Templates" section, then click the right-arrow icon to move it over into the "Audiences in job" section. When you're done, your window should look like the one below.
(The choice of Audience templates that you use is up to you. Each template is a tradeoff between file size and quality. For instance, the audio quality of "56K Dial-Up" is better than "28K Dial-Up", but also significantly increases the file size. Here at GRBC, we've chosen "16k Substream for 28k Dial-Up" as a good tradeoff between audio quality and smaller file size. You may want to experiment with different Audience templates to find one or more that you like.)
When you're done, click the small "X" icon in the top right corner to return to the main RealProducer window.
Next, click the "Clip Information" button. Enter any details about your sermon, pastor and church here that you like. Set the "Rating" to "All Ages". When you're done, click the small "X" icon in the top right corner to return to the main RealProducer window.
- If you want to change the filename or folder of the RealAudio file that will be created, click the "pencil" icon and choose a folder and filename, then click the "Save" button.
- Finally, click the "Encode" button. RealProducer will begin encoding your WAV file into RealAudio format. This will probably take several minutes.