Office Suite

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This post addresses two of the tasks that I outlined as important for the A/V system to be able to accomplish; showing presentations of some kind and reading/editing documents. It will not cover everything I want to say on showing presentations as I want to write a dedicated post for that. (Happily, there are several software options that tackle not just presentations, but specifically church p...

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Audio Recording

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As I stated in the addendum to the introduction, the primary purpose of the AV computer is to record & edit our services. Probably the most widely known FLOSS audio editor is Audacity. I don't know when I was introduced to it, but I think it was early on in my teen years when my oldest brother used it to edit services for our church (different than the church I am now at). As such I am quit...

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The Beginning - Operating System

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What better place to start than with the operating system? I would love to start with the hardware, but, as I briefly mentioned in my first post, open hardware is still expensive and my church can't afford it; hopefully this will begin to change as open hardware becomes more widespread.

I think it is fairly obvious that both Windows and MacOS/OSX are off the table here; both are closed s...

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Introduction - Addendum

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As I am drafting future posts, I realized that I failed to list the tasks our audio/video system has to accomplish. Such a list seems to me to be a useful tool to limit and guide the particular software that I will be testing and writing about.

The primary task performed by our audio/visual computer is recording services and editing recordings. These edited recordings are then uploaded t...

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Introduction

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I have looked for quite some time for a blog (or any publication really) dedicated to utilizing FLOSS in a church setting. The last entries on the few I found are all several years old, so I decided to write my own. As the introduction to this blog, here are some guidelines and background for this exploration.

I am in charge of audio and technology in general at my church but there are a...

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