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Bruce Kieffer Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
I'm looking for a way to allow a group of 10 people to view my screen on their computers while I do a demonstration on my computer. I don't want them to be able to access my computer. How could this be done? Thanks.

iMac 24" 2.8 GHz, MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • 1. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
    use skype screen sharing? I think any kind of built in screen sharing gives the other party control of your mouse and keyboard which you say you don't want.
    however, I don't know if it will work at all with 10 people at once. the quality might be too poor.
  • 2. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)
    Mebeam

    Enter a Room Name (you make it up)
    Tell People that page's URL

    Something Like CamCamX that can use the Desktop as the Video feed.

    Not sure CamCamX works in Snow Leopard hence the "Like" in there.

    Also look at EZ Jim's work here http://www.ralphjohns.co.uk/EZJim/EZJimpage7.html

    I may receive some form of compensation, financial or otherwise, from my recommendation or link.




    11:03 PM Wednesday; January 13, 2010

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  • 3. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Bruce Kieffer Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    Ralph,
    None of those are screen sharing.
  • 4. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)
    Hi,

    Not directly.

    My thinking started with Showmacster.
    This is an iChat Add-on that can do a Part or Whole Screen as Video Feed.
    I use it in Leopard and iChat 4 and the Site says nothing about Snow Leopard.
    It has greater control over some things than iChat Theatre does.
    This would limit you also to 4 Buddies in a Video chat.

    An alternative for instance; if you click on your Own Video icon in iChat you get a Preview pic of yourself.
    This pic can be dragged to effectively full screen.
    The iChat Add-On iUSBCam also has an Option for displaying the Desktop.
    Unfortunately this is not supported in Snow Leopard.

    So No, not exactly Screen Sharing but would allow you to Demonstrate something to several people at once.

    The next step would be to use a Web Site that would allow several other people to join a Video chat at the same time with you using something that can display the Desktop (or what is on it) as Video feed.
    It was at this point that I posted.

    It was here that I thought of CamCamX but then as I was posting I thought about whether it is Snow Leopard compatible.

    From the List.
    EvoCam would let you push a Video Feed to a Web Site in a live manner.
    You would have to have a Web site and a fairly good Upload bandwidth to have it reasonably smooth.
    You would also need an App/Utility that could grab and display the Desktop as Video Feed, hance suggesting the list.

    Quicktime Broadcaster allows you to set up your Mac as a Sort of Server for Video Broadcasting.
    Again the issue of grabbing the Desktop would be the issue.

    I Googled but most stuff seems to be pre Snow Leopard.

    The main thrust of my post was to look at it differently.
    How can you "Broadcast your Desktop" ? in a way that keep your data safe.

    I hope this is clearer.

    Based on what I have said so far you may want to look at this list http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/



    8:35 PM Thursday; January 14, 2010

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  • 5. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Bruce Kieffer Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    Thanks for your thoughts. I think I may have found a solution. I plan to test it next month at a meeting I have planned.

    http://www.fuzemeeting.com/

    I still need to ask the Fuze folks if their solution is sharing or viewing, since it appears that is the distinction I need to make. I want attendees to view, not share my screen.
  • 6. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    psharma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    use webex...period
  • 7. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)
    Yes, their site is not particularly clear on the issue.



    7:48 PM Friday; January 15, 2010

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  • 8. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    VA2020 Level 4 Level 4 (3,450 points)
    Try VNC. Your viewers can use the VNC client. I believe the Mac OS screen sharing setting will allow a VNC client to view your screen. On the server (your) end, you can disable the mouse and keyboard controls. I've only done this within my home network (my iPod touch using the MochaVNC client and with an XP laptop, but not simultaneously). If there are firewall issues (just covering myself), another user may need to advise you there. Be warned that there is a delay, so videos/animations will be "stunted".

    [http://www.realvnc.com/vnc/how.html]
  • 9. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Bruce Kieffer Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    I trial tested Fuze today. It's easy and perfect for my needs. Best of all is the price. $9.95 per meeting up to 15 people. That' great when I plan to have a meeting every two months.
  • 10. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Mango Buzz Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Teamviewer is a nice program also it is free (for personal use), however I don't know how many people can connect at one time using the free version.
  • 11. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)
    Glad to hear.

    Glad we were able to suggest a different tack.



    4:41 PM Saturday; January 16, 2010

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  • 12. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Bruce Kieffer Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    The answer is one connection with the free version of Teamviewer. From their knowledge base:

    Info: Number of clients that can be supported simultaneously
    SUMMARY
    You can connect simultaneously up to 1 partner in the free version, up to 3 partners in the Business license and up to 10 partners in the Premium license. The total number of partners is not limited. The clients don't need a license to receive your support.
    Please notice, that you will need additional channels if you would like to connect to multiple partners at the same time from different computers. You can purchase additional channels flexibly in our online shop if you should have the need. Simultaneous connections from one workstation to different other machines are possible without additional channels.
  • 13. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    the deebs Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Acrobat? Adobe Acrobat?

    If you have Acrobat installed I am sure that there is a set up meeting option with screen view.

    It is not just for an enclosed room, works worldwide and viewers can participate by sending messages to the group or individuals within the group.
  • 14. Re: Screen Sharing/Viewing
    Bruce Kieffer Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
    For that you need Adobe Subscriptions. $14.99/month to connect 5 people max.
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