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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:58 pm

TexasCajun wrote:Dang! Missed the first one, but I'll definitely be on board for the next one. Will there be a podcast or some other recorded version of last night's conference available?

I didn't record this first one; it was as much a test of the service/software and it was a discussion. I need to learn now to change the "spotlight" without muting everyone's audio and there are a few other things I want to tweak for the regular monthly conferences. If possible, I want to have a "producer" to handle those duties so I can focus solely on the discussion. It's quite likely that I'll broadcast the Texas Self-Defense & Deadly Force Laws Seminar that I'm doing at PSC in January. Obviously, this presumes that the bandwidth testing at the Club proves we can support video conferencing. Since the stream is going through Zoom.us' server, we don't have to be able to support that load, but we do need sufficient bandwidth to send and receive video and audio without interruption.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped with the testing.
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Postby Amonix » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:22 am

I wonder if there is a way we can repeat with another server. If so I have a server with a good connection and some bandwidth to kill I can donate in the future.
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Re: UPDATE: Video Conference:

Postby Beiruty » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:48 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TexasCajun wrote:Dang! Missed the first one, but I'll definitely be on board for the next one. Will there be a podcast or some other recorded version of last night's conference available?

I didn't record this first one; it was as much a test of the service/software and it was a discussion. I need to learn now to change the "spotlight" without muting everyone's audio and there are a few other things I want to tweak for the regular monthly conferences. If possible, I want to have a "producer" to handle those duties so I can focus solely on the discussion. It's quite likely that I'll broadcast the Texas Self-Defense & Deadly Force Laws Seminar that I'm doing at PSC in January. Obviously, this presumes that the bandwidth testing at the Club proves we can support video conferencing. Since the stream is going through Zoom.us' server, we don't have to be able to support that load, but we do need sufficient bandwidth to send and receive video and audio without interruption.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped with the testing.
Chas.


I contacted zoom.us for the spotlight issue and they recommended to get their latest software version. I assume that the quality of the group microphone and the background noise at each meeting site would dictate the quality of this feature.
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Re: UPDATE: Video Conference:

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:15 pm

Beiruty wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
TexasCajun wrote:Dang! Missed the first one, but I'll definitely be on board for the next one. Will there be a podcast or some other recorded version of last night's conference available?

I didn't record this first one; it was as much a test of the service/software and it was a discussion. I need to learn now to change the "spotlight" without muting everyone's audio and there are a few other things I want to tweak for the regular monthly conferences. If possible, I want to have a "producer" to handle those duties so I can focus solely on the discussion. It's quite likely that I'll broadcast the Texas Self-Defense & Deadly Force Laws Seminar that I'm doing at PSC in January. Obviously, this presumes that the bandwidth testing at the Club proves we can support video conferencing. Since the stream is going through Zoom.us' server, we don't have to be able to support that load, but we do need sufficient bandwidth to send and receive video and audio without interruption.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped with the testing.
Chas.


I contacted zoom.us for the spotlight issue and they recommended to get their latest software version. I assume that the quality of the group microphone and the background noise at each meeting site would dictate the quality of this feature.


Thanks for checking it out. I've installed the update and I'll test it later this week.

Thanks again,
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Re: UPDATE: Video Conference:

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:50 pm

I tested the wireless Internet connection at PSC and it's not remotely fast enough for me to offer a video conference of the upcoming Texas Self-Defense & Deadly Force Laws Seminar. In fact, it's the slowest I've seen since dial-up days. Oh well, . . .

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Postby RoyGBiv » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:34 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:I tested the wireless Internet connection at PSC and it's not remotely fast enough for me to offer a video conference of the upcoming Texas Self-Defense & Deadly Force Laws Seminar. In fact, it's the slowest I've seen since dial-up days. Oh well, . . .

Chas.

if there's a wired port in the same room as the seminar its pretty simple to add a wifi spot to the wired port. Then its only a question of whether the location has sufficient upload speed to their service provider.

I have a portable wifi unit I use in hotel rooms when traveling. I'd offer to loan if to you but I think you can buy one for less than the cost of postage. IIRC I paid $12 for mine. Or someone locally is sure to have a spare wifi router they can loan you.
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Re: UPDATE: Video Conference:

Postby Amonix » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:26 am

Problem you run into with wifi is still the ISP speed itself. If they don't have the speed on wifi now adding an additional wifi won't help unless it is a signal strength issue. That would change things.
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