Optimize Your PC for Audio and Video

Recording audio or editing video on your PC can be a resource intensive process. Anytime you plan on recording anything, whether it’s a narrative description for a home movie, conversion of your favorite old records, or the monolog for your next podcast, it’s a good idea to make sure your computer is optimized for recording before you start. Some of the tasks described here cover things that are good system maintenance practices and some are things specific to making sure you get the best recording possible out of your PC. All of the recommendations are designed to help eliminate your PC as a possible trouble spot in the recording process.