How would you change the Meetinghouse Webcast software?

Conversations around originating a webcast for conference, including cameras and mixers.
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Postby starkjs » Tue May 03, 2011 7:48 am

We have recently upgraded the beta 3.0 software. It is available to download at https://webcast.ldschurch.org/ClientDownload/InstallClient.aspx. On the Settings page, under the different presets, one may now test their Internet connection speed so that they are better informed on which profile to use. To directly access the speed test application, it is available at http://speedtest.lds.org/speed.html.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue May 03, 2011 10:25 am

harddrive wrote:What I'm going to do is to take the video from the camera and use a "Y" cable to go to the modulator and one to a throughput RCA connection.


Use of a "Y" cable for RF or video is a bad idea. It creates quality issues due to the resulting impedance mismatch.

The proper way to "Y" a signal is to use a distribution amplifier.
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Postby harddrive » Wed May 04, 2011 6:08 am

RussellHltn wrote:Use of a "Y" cable for RF or video is a bad idea. It creates quality issues due to the resulting impedance mismatch.

The proper way to "Y" a signal is to use a distribution amplifier.


I hear you Russ and if I need to do that, then I have enough time to purchase one and get it installed.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Thu May 05, 2011 2:53 am

starkjs wrote:On the Settings page, under the different presets, one may now test their Internet connection speed so that they are better informed on which profile to use. To directly access the speed test application, it is available at http://speedtest.lds.org/speed.html.

Do these speeds reflect Internet speeds in general, or are they specific to your webcast servers? The reason I ask is using the above link, my PC at home (in Layton, UT) achieves a speed of approx. 5.7/1.5 (DN/UP in Mb/s), but where I usually go to check it on speedtest.net, I get results in the 22/4 range, which is more in line with what I would expect from the tier of Comcast service I'm on.
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Postby starkjs » Fri May 06, 2011 7:41 am

These speeds reflect your Internet connection back to Church headquarters.

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Postby KenRichins » Fri May 06, 2011 11:02 am

Mine seemed to match what I get on speedtest.net I could see NO signifcant difference. Perhaps you managed to hit the server at a bad time? I ran three tests several hours apart and all 3 match my expected speedtest.net results. Whish I had a solution for you.

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Postby russellhltn » Fri May 06, 2011 11:24 am

speedtest.net selects the "best" of many servers for it's test. The church test tests to see what the speed is back to CHQ, though who knows what pipes and how many routers. Some of them may be overloaded, and some of them might be throttling to give everyone a reasonable share of the available bandwidth.
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