This page describes the 4 current options for video of the Monthly Meeting.

  • Live Streaming - during the meeting
  • Download  - original-source WMV video-recording files -  Click here to login & download
    • Username & password are in the regular monthly email (to all members) titled "Melb PC xxx Monthly Meeting", where xxx = month.
  • Streaming recording-files from Office365 - various lower to medium bandwidth choices
  • On a Disc - original-source WMV video-recording files.

Reports, Summaries &/or Notice of prior Monthly Meetings are available here - this may assist identifying which meeting-date you are interested in.

When available:  It takes some days to arrange video editing of the video recordings, so the recordings are first available approximately one week after the meeting. 

Quality & Gigabyte Download:  receiving videos can add significantly to your download Gigabytes, and may cause you to exceed your monthly allocation from your mobile service or Internet Service Provider.  Generally, higher quality results in higher download gigabytes.  The original-source WMV files are produced by Roger Wragg and are the highest quality we have, but also consume the most gigabytes of download.  The "Streaming from Office365" is derived from these original-source WMV files, so the streaming is reduced quality (but can still be quite good) and gives significantly less gigabytes of download.

 

Live Streaming

  • Presentations at the Monthly Meeting may be viewed by streaming video during the meeting from 7pm to 9:30pm, with an approximate break of 20 minutes in the middle. 
  • Technical Requirements:  You can watch the live stream on your PC, Mac, iPad or iPhone.  Some but not all Android tablets can work as well.  Computer users will need to use a web browser with a recent version of Flash Player installed.  Get the latest version at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ or install Google Chrome which comes bundled with the latest version of Flash Player. Your iPad, iPhone and compatible Android tablets will play the stream in their respective media players without additional software.
  • Connect to the URL during the time of the meeting at  http://tv.melbpc.org.au (or perhaps meeting-live-stream ).  We start broadcasting from approximately 6:15 PM with some sample streams for testing.
  • Data Usage:  Live-streaming can result in considerable data-usage - if you have a small download allowance from your ISP or mobile service provider, you may consider buying a disc instead (see below).  Watching the entire live stream (including breaks) of a Monthly Meeting will use approximately 400 MB of your monthly allowance. Exercise caution to avoid excess usage charges if you are on limited data-allowance 3G/4G wireless plan. 

Download

  • How & where:  Past Monthly Meeting videos, and the 30th Anniversary Gathering (Nov-2014) video, are available. 
    • Click here to login & download the original-source WMV video-recording files.
      • Username & password are in the regular monthly email (to all members) titled "Melb PC xxx Monthly Meeting", where xxx = month.
    • Upon entering a username and password, videos of the Monthly Meeting may be downloaded. 
    • Reports, Summaries &/or Notice of prior Monthly Meetings are available here - this may assist identifying which meeting-date you are interested in.
  • Data Usage:  Downloading can result in considerable data-usage - if you have a small download allowance from your ISP or mobile service provider, you may consider buying a disc instead (see below).  In particular, the files sizes are too large to download with most wireless broadband plans.  

 

Streaming recording-files from Office365

  • Various Quality options:  After logging into Office365, choose the "Video" tile in Office365 (or use its direct URL), and choose your video recording.  (Note the choice of HOME or CHANNELS at the top-left of the page - they provide different views to assist finding the required video.)  The download speed adapts to your connection-speed and desktop or mobile devices.  Faster devices & connection speeds consume more Megabytes.  On opening the video file, click on the ... symbol, select "Quality", then select a bitrate appropriate for your internet plan (higher quality will consume more gigabytes of your monthly download allocation).
    • For login-access, you need a MelbPC Account.  Members can request one here.
    • Reports, Summaries &/or Notice of prior Monthly Meetings are available here - this may assist identifying which meeting-date you are interested in.
  • Data Usage:  Downloading can result in considerable data-usage - if you have a small download allowance from your ISP or mobile service provider, you may consider buying a disc instead (see below). 

 

On a Disc

  • The video of Monthly Meetings are large file-size high resolution videos (WMV files).  If your data download allowance and time is limited, by far the preferred option is to order the videos on Disc from the MelbPC Office on 03 9276 4000 for $4.00 delivered.  The disc also contains all copies of PC Update and the alternate Monthly Newsletter. 
  • Reports, Summaries &/or Notice of prior Monthly Meetings are available here - this may assist identifying which meeting-date you are interested in.