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Ask Slashdot: Recording Business Meeting Audio On an Intranet? 85

dousette writes "I have been tasked with modernizing our company's board room. Replacing the overhead projector with a more modern LCD projector is a no-brainer, speakers are easy enough to wire off of the HDMI projector, but one of the requirements that has me stumped is the recording of minutes. The existing system uses wired microphones connected to a cassette player, and what I would love to replace this with are some sort of Ethernet microphone that could stream directly to a Windows file share. Does such an animal exist? Do you have any other suggestions for the room that I might be missing?" So if you wanted to bypass a stand-alone system, how would you go about dumping audio straight to your network?
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Ask Slashdot: Recording Business Meeting Audio On an Intranet?

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  • BOFH (Score:4, Funny)

    by HornWumpus ( 783565 ) on Tuesday August 21, 2012 @02:24PM (#41071177)

    Cat5 and newer has an 'extra' twisted pair in each cable.

    Just disconnect the extra pair from behind the wall panal and solder a condenser mic across the leads. Do it to all the conference rooms and offices in the executive suite. When you need to hear what they are plotting and planning you go into the wiring closet and listen.

    None of the suits will notice their network is only 10Mbps.

    Credit where it's due. The BOFH did this many years ago, back when his column was funny.

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