Q: Who developed JWatcher 0. A: JWatcher 0. First stage development was supported by a grant from Macquarie, and coding was done by Fiona Walkerden, Xuhong Li and Derek Renouf of Adaptive Arts Pty Ltd , a company that develops data mining and database management tools in Java. A: JWatcher 1. Q: What operating system does JWatcher require? It was developed to work on the Windows Java Runtime Environment 1. Needless to say, it runs faster and more smoothly on newer machines with a lot of RAM. When released in January , it was fully compatible with the J2E runtime environment. Q: I can score behaviour but JWatcher freezes when I try to analyse it.
What's happening? A: Results files. They can be opened within any word processing or spreadsheet programs. Q: JWatcher does not redraw the screen properly and suddenly begins behaving badly. A: You may have too many applications open. Quitting JWatcher and closing un-used applications may solve this problem. Q: How can I print my. A: JWatcher does not create a preference file.
Thus, the default location where files are created and stored is the folder where the application resides. When we use JWatcher, we store the application in the default installation location in the applications folder , and create a folder elsewhere where we store JWatcher files. Each time we restart Jwatcher, we have to navigate over to that folder. Within a session, however, JWatcher remembers the last location used. Q: How can I print my data files? A: Data files. Q: How do I edit a pre-existing data file?
A: Use the Edit data function built into JWatcher, or edit using a word processor or spreadsheet program. Q: If I analyse the same data file using first one and then another focal analysis master file, my results file is overwritten. How can I avoid this? A: Select another destination folder into which the second batch of results can be put. By design, results are named by adding either cd. Q: When I re-size the JWatcher screen, some of the buttons disappear.
A: JWatcher is designed to run on a x screen. Re-sizing it below that may cause some problems that should be easily reversed by making it bigger.
Q: My on-line help doesn't work when I'm running JWatcher. Try downloading Microsoft's Internet Explorer and setting it as your default web browser. Additionally, depending on your memory allocations, JWatcher may not be able to run properly with a web browser. Print the JWatcher guide directly from the. Q: How much memory is needed to run JWatcher?
However, the Java Virtual Machine requires more and takes it. Note: Strange performance in no way influences the results, but you may have to quit the program and restart it periodically. Q: I now have a bunch of JWatcher. What should I do? A: JWatcher creates results files for each focal animal sample. Presumably your time budgets will be based on multiple focal animal samples conducted on multiple individuals. You will have to combine, using a spreadsheet, your JWatcher results files and calculate an overall time budget. Q: What is the. A: The. Behavioural traces show the onset and termination of bouts of behaviour.
Q: When I want to quantify a behaviour and treat it as both an event and a state, I hit the same behaviour code more than once in a row. However, in state analysis, each key entry is counted as a bout with a 0 second interval between them. Is this correct? A: Yes. Logically, each behaviour turns itself off. Therefore, you must be careful to decide whether you want the same behaviour code to be used to signify events within states or to solve this problem by assigning different codes to signify the state and event. Q: I don't want to have to remove my hands from the keyboard to start recording behaviour in Data Capture.
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This is one of the slowest video converters we tested, so if you have multiple large files to convert, there are better options. It is important for audio converter software to work quickly and efficiently as well as to have a wide variety of file format options, including lossy and lossless formats. WAV is an acceptable lossless format for most services. However, depending on the service, that file might be converted and compressed to a different format.
Spotify uses the lossy Ogg Vorbis OGG format to stream music through its desktop and mobile apps, and you can convert a WAV file to OGG using a trusted audio converter software, instead of relying on Spotify to make the conversion for you.
To convert songs currently in your iTunes library, open the software and find the Preferences menu from the iTunes dropdown on a Mac or Edit dropdown on a Windows computer. Next, click the General tab, then find the Import Settings in the lower section of the Preferences window. After that, click the dropdown next to Import Using, choose the format and click OK to save that import format as the default setting. If you chose a different output format, it displays that format rather than MP3. Then, select the songs from a folder or drive that contains them — iTunes will convert all the files and import them.
Large-scale digital media distributors, such as Apple and Amazon, use DRM Digital Rights Management encryption for copyright protection and to authenticate the media player you authorize to play the encrypted files. You can tell if a file is encrypted or protected by right-clicking on it and consulting its properties. Instead of removing the DRM encryption, Tunebite records the audio or video file and converts it to a format you can use on any media player.
If you legally purchase movies, music, audio books and podcasts, making DRM-free copies for personal use on multiple devices is legal.
However, if you decide to share the unencrypted file on a file sharing platform or distribute the file with the intent of making money, you cross the legal boundary. Import and Export Formats It is important for an audio converter to be capable of importing all available audio formats and converting them to a format you can use.
There are more than 50 audio file types in use today, and the best converter software programs can work with all of them. The free converters we tested can import the popular lossless formats, like WAV and FLAC, and convert them to popular lossy formats, like MP3 and AAC, but the best for-pay converters can also import lesser-known formats, including proprietary audio formats from companies like Sony, Microsoft and Yamaha.
Conversion Speed Speed may not be an important consideration if you need to convert just a few files. However, a fast converter software could save you hours if you have a lot of files to convert, or find yourself converting files often. Slow conversion speed is the biggest downside when using free converter software.
Extraction Capabilities The best audio converter software programs can not only convert and compress files, but they can also extract audio from video files, streaming services and CDs. If you use streaming services like Spotify or Pandora, some of the audio converters we tested can record a playlist and convert the songs to small files so you can upload them on a mobile device and listen without using cellular data or Wi-Fi. One of the converters we tested can also record streaming video from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
The Audio Home Recording Act explains the legalities involved with recording audio from streaming services. The AMR. It was created and optimized for cellphone voice recordings and is a popular format for voice memo apps. Because the AMR file type was specifically developed to record speech, phones and apps that record audio using this format are not ideal for recording more dynamic sources like natural sound and musical instruments.