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446 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2005 7:54 AM by Lovell Mcilwain
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2005 7:53 AM (in response to Michael Dambra)Unfortunately this is a windows based network so this would be something powerpoint driven or something close to that. I guess my main question is, what other things can broadcaster drive without using a video source? Can it broadcast files? if so what files can it broadcast? From there I can have a better understanding of what I can and can't do without a video source.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2005 10:01 PM (in response to Lovell Mcilwain)So far I only tried broacasting from a live camera, an iSight, on my local network. However, I'm under the impression that it can only broadcast from a live video source. I haven't seen any option to pick a file, but if there was one it sure would be a mov file.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2005 3:56 AM (in response to Lovell Mcilwain)//sometimes it is helpful, to be a non-native english speaker here...//
what do you mean by "broadcast"?
QTbroadcaster is intented to broadcast (sic!) audio and video content. Full stop.
Your computer's monitor looks like a telly, but it isn't; nor is your mixed network a radio station
so, what do you want the viewers of you "broadcast" to see? just the running .ppt? why transfer that into a video stream? share the .ppt file and your done.
don't catch, why you want to convert a self-running presentation into a video ??
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2005 6:25 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)Well the simple part of this test is to see if it can be done at all. And if so how can it be done. If it means converting to an .mov file then that is fine as long as I know that that is what I need to do. I don't expect that that would be the case that I would need to run a .ppt file over broadcaster. It actually doesn't need to be a .ppt file at all. I just need to see if I can broacast a file, any file using broadcaster. This is just a simple test to see how well this workse before attempting the use of a streaming server.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2005 7:02 AM (in response to Lovell Mcilwain)
... Well the simple part of this test is to see if it can be done at all....you can do a lot with the appropiate tool, but as said, Broadcaster is for distribution of video + audio; Powerpoint has nothing to do with av, it is a "slideshow maker".-
that was, what I stumbled in...- you can use iChat for distributing .ppt files; you can use remote desktop to watch your ppt on another monitor; you can install an iSight to record what's happening on a screen, showing the ppt...- a computer offers zillions of options, me personally prefer the right tool for the right task...
distribution of a powerpoint files (=large) should be done with ftp, webshare, server/client apps, etc.. my five cents...-
but as a feasibility study...- :
Broadcaster/Quicktime needs/handles media files. Powerpoint is, in this context, not a media file => conversion.