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Record Online Meetings in Pear Note

While Pear Note is primarily geared toward recording notes in the physical world, it's possible to use it to record things in the virtual world as well. For instance, you can use it to record and take notes on Skype calls. To do this:

  1. Download Soundflower and install it (along with the Soundflowerbed app that comes with it).
  2. Download LineIn and install it.
  3. Start Soundflowerbed, and select Built-in Output (or whatever output you'd like to listen to the conversation on).
  4. Start LineIn, and select your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the input and Soundflower (2ch) as the output, then press Pass Thru.
  5. Open Pear Note Preferences, select Recording, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio device.
  6. Open Skype Preferences, select Audio, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio output and your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the audio input.
  7. Hit record in Pear Note and make your Skype call.

This will allow you to conduct your Skype call while Pear Note records both your audio and the other participant's.

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iTunes 10.5.3

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Comments about iTunes 10.5.3
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Jay Kappmeier  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2012-01-19 21:42
It appears that 10.5.3 fixed the erroneous storage space bar depicted in 10.5.2. Previously iTunes would show my iPhone and iPsd were over the storage limit when there was room to spare. now it is accurate.
Dennis B. Swaney  2012-01-24 09:52
Don't know where the 10.5 MB update is, but it isn't in Software Update.

Software Update is saying the size is 79.1 MB. I'm going from iTunes 10.5.2 (11).
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-24 10:05
Curious. Are you perhaps on a PowerPC-based Mac? It was 10.5 MB in my Mac Pro in Software Update. We probably shouldn't bother to publish how large things are in Software Update, since those numbers can vary by installation, but in this case it was so much different than the full download that I went with it.