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Downloadable conversations

Steven-W15

Steven-W15

It would be really useful to me if we could download the individual "Play It!" conversations (I don't find the "Role Play" file which contains all the conversations to be manageable). In this way I could put them on my iPod and practice simulated conversations at the native level as I'm walking (i.e., when I'm away from my PC).
Rocket-Languages

Rocket-Languages

Hi Steven, Thank you for your feedback. At this point we don't have any plans to make the separate Role Plays downloadable, however I will pass your comments on to the course development team for their consideration. Thanks again!
jason☺

jason☺

Steven, Unless there is policy (which I am not aware of), you are free to download these mp3 files just like the other files and content on the site. It is just the JWPlayer that prevents you. So, if you like, there is a Chrome extension you can use for this purpose. 1) Install the extension (link below). 2) Go to the lesson you want to download. 3) Play the files. You don't have to listen to the entire file, but you must start the play it in order for it to download into your browser. 4) Click on the Download Manager. 5) There is an option to display all the files available on the page (pdf,mp3,etc.) 6) Click on the files you want. 7) Click download. Here is the link for the extension. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrono-download-manager/mciiogijehkdemklbdcbfkefimifhecn Do I need to warn everybody to please not use it to steal anything? Hope not. Some sites have policies against downloading certain content. Take care, Jason
Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Thanks, Jason. I'll give it a try.
jason☺

jason☺

If, after downloading the audio, you want to cut it up to practice, there's a nice free utility available for OSX called AudioSlicer that does a fantastic job. It automatically splits the audio where there is silence, and you can then customize that, name the tracks, and export to a study directory on your favorite device. http://audioslicer.sourceforge.net I find it useful because often there are many tracks in the audio lesson that are not available for study in the Hear It/Write It/Know It sections. Audacity is also very good but the interface is more difficult for a beginner http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ But it is available for windows: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows Split Procedure (This lets you create a directory of all of the sounds split automatically where there is no sound). 1. Open File 2. Menu:Analyze>Sound Finder 3. Click on resulting track 4. Menu:File>Export Multiple -Jason
jason☺

jason☺

Hello Everybody,

An extra tip. If you like, you can use the method above along with the lessons and with My Vocab to export the text and audio. Then, you can use www.memrise.com to create your own personal course to help you memorize. 

The memrise site has an iPhone and iPad app that then allows you to download the material offline and study it. Their application is very beautiful and functional and gives you another way to study the materials provided here at Rocket Languages. 

Maybe was can ask for permission to create a course on memrise for members here and everybody can help to add and correct the materials we put on memrise. If somebody at Rocket Languages can take time to manage the sharing rights, they can provide access to the memory tools available on that site as a bonus learning tool without needing to develop and maintain their own iPhone application.

What is nice about memrise, is it allows you to also upload your own memory technique (called a "mem"). They give guidelines to make these effective, but let's say we want to learn the case system in German. We can take the phrases in the case lessons, we can upload them with the audio from Rocket Languages (or create our own audio) and we can attach to each phrase the grammar subject that goes with the phrase. How cool is that? From my iPad, I just snap a screenshot of the case table, I open Skitch and add a circle around the case I want to study, and I upload all the phrases that include that case. Then while I study them, I can test myself.

Steven-W15

Steven-W15

Terrific idea, Jason. I hope Rocket Languages takes up the idea.

Stefanie--15

Stefanie--15

If you haven't tried memrise, guys, go check it out! 

I LOVE it!  Once I figured out how to add my vocab from here, into my own personalized course on memrise, it's great!!  I can study my giant vocab list, test myself, and it keep track of words I have trouble with.

Memrise makes it feel like I won't lose track of all my prior difficult words and phrases, and since I'm in the Platinum level French, it's nice to have somewhere else to study what I've learned (and it's mobile on my phone too, so I hop on there when I have down time waiting in the car for my kids at their various extra-curricular things.)

Can't tell you how glad I am that I found memrise.  :D
devananda

devananda

Yes, memrise is another tool that I should use more often

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