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by starkjs
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Viewing Church broadcasts live over the Internet
Replies: 46
Views: 10243

Can you provide more information about the 'streaming video player'? Is this a special piece of hardware or may we use a standard PC or laptop with a standard media player player (such as Windows Media Player)? This is the live streaming player I am referring to: http://lds.org/general-conference/w...
by starkjs
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Viewing Church broadcasts live over the Internet
Replies: 46
Views: 10243

I checked with my stake presidency and they have given us the ok to proceed to move forward. So I sent out a message to my people to see who will participate. Now, one of the things that we are looking at doing in the near future is to connect our clerk computers to the closed circuit TV system. Th...
by starkjs
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Viewing Church broadcasts live over the Internet
Replies: 46
Views: 10243

Would this format be compatible with some of the Western Digital "live" model media players? Right now, the Western Digital TV Live media player is limited to streaming only specific content. Users are not able to use this device to view the live stream on conference.lds.org. Devices such...
by starkjs
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Viewing Church broadcasts live over the Internet
Replies: 46
Views: 10243

I've noticed that the recently archived streams of conference available at lds.org are higher in video definition than regular satellite broadcasts. Does anyone know what resolution the test Internet feed of General Conference will be in? To clarify, there are two ways to view conference: 1. Archiv...
by starkjs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Western Digital WD TV HD media player story
Replies: 19
Views: 18124

Russell,

Great suggestion. In fact, you will see an update to the LDS Tech WIKI next week that will be recommending that exact device. Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers,
Jacob
by starkjs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Viewing Church broadcasts live over the Internet
Replies: 46
Views: 10243

@Harddrive, This is great information. We would love to have your stake participate in the pilot test. Any interested location can send an e-mail to starkjs@ldschurch.org in order to sign up. Please include the following: · Contact Name · Unit Name · Unit Location · E-Mail · Phone Number · Calling ·...
by starkjs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: "Church uses technology to send messages to far corners of the world
Replies: 0
Views: 3410

"Church uses technology to send messages to far corners of the world

Church News just published an article today on the different emerging options for viewing General Conference. The article is available here: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/6 ... world.html
by starkjs
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Western Digital WD TV HD media player story
Replies: 19
Views: 18124

The Church News published an article today on using Western Digital drives for viewing conference: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/6 ... world.html
by starkjs
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Viewing Church broadcasts live over the Internet
Replies: 46
Views: 10243

Viewing Church broadcasts live over the Internet

During this April, 2011 General Conference, local units are invited to participate in a pilot for viewing General Conference live over the Internet. This thread is for questions, comments, etc. from pilot participants and other interested community members.
by starkjs
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Interactive Webcasting
Topic: Update to Meetinghouse Webcast 3.0 Beta Software
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

We have had hit and miss success with the VC500/600s. After heavy work with configuring the drivers, most are able to get it to work. The Roxio Easy VHS-to-DVD tends to work better. Better yet, we are hearing reports of people plugging in via firewire and bypassing a capture card altogether. I would...

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