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Old 08-13-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Way off topic - it's just me having fun Meet the Members.

Ok.. I was wondering if there would be interest in meeting the members online via video? So here's my plan.. I got some software that allows for Live Internet Broadcasting and was thinking of doing a monthly segment of "meet the members" (or something like that).. I would broadcast on Justin.tv or livestream.net at a specific time.. other members could watch and submit question via a chat environment. The segment would be around 5-10 minutes and we would record it so others who couldn't catch it live could watch it later..

It's pretty simple to participate..to be interviewed you would need to have a webcam & Skype (free to download & use .. I use it on the road all the time to keep in touch with my Mom in FL via webcam ..)

To watch a segment live or recorded you just need the URL/web address.. I think I got everything kind-of figured out so looking for volunteers..

Let me know if you're interested..
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun -- and I have the webcam/Skype combo. I'm game.

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Old 08-13-2009, 11:02 PM   #3
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Great!! I'm on the road..until next week.. We did a Yellowstone/Mt Rushmore/Colorado trip and coming back sometime next week..

Of course we'll just wing it and see what happens! I'll contact you after I get settled in and we can figure out whats a good time for you.. I was thinking something like a weekend deal..but whatever works..

thanks!
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:38 AM   #4
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Re: Way off topic - it's just me having fun Meet the Members.

I have a webcam on my laptop, and have heard of Skype. I don't know at all about how this would be pulled off, but would be game to try sometime.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:17 AM   #5
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Excellent.. you're on!!

Basically you call me via Skype and turn on your video.. the call is free and as long as you have a good internet connection it's pretty much real time.. I then take that video of you & my video and put them together and stream that video feed to justin.tv or livestream.net .. The end result is a broadcast to whoever wants to watch.. The only thing is there's around a 5-7 second delay (from real time).. kind-of similar to satellite TV vs over the air broadcast...
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I will need to do a search on Skype to figure out how to use it. I had the camera going once before on my laptop so I am sure I can get that going.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:08 PM   #7
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Re: Way off topic - it's just me having fun Meet the Members.

Hi all,
Sounds like fun! And no doubt can be very helpful. I have a Mac with iChat. Will that work? I have heard of Skype..have not tried it, but am willing to give it a go.
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Re: Way off topic - it's just me having fun Meet the Members.

I'm no techno-whiz, and I found, downloaded and made Skype operational pretty quickly, with only one or two minor issues -- got to get the program and camera to recognize each other. The latest version of Skype seems to make that process easier, if not automatic.

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Old 08-14-2009, 02:22 PM   #9
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Jim..
Bruce is right.. the installation of Skype will automatically find your webcam & microphone.. it actually does a test call to their automated system and checks everything.. Pretty easy..


Sandra..

You'll need to download the MAC version of Skype.. http://www.skype.com/download/skype/macosx/


We can test it (Skype) whenever you like.. my Skype handle is "zimode" - just search for it and if the little skype icon is "green" that means I'm online and accepting calls...



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Old 08-14-2009, 03:21 PM   #10
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I just downloaded it and am trying it out. My Skype name is Sacsun. So far the test call to my home phone has not worked, but I was able to leave Jeff a voicemail message.
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