PVC 2.1 New Features
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Please read the table below to learn about new features in PVC 2.1, which was implemented on October 27, 2011:
|Feature||Details||How to use|
|Improved performance for low-bandwidth situations||The limited bandwidth profile now allows calls down to bandwidth as low as 120Kbps|| If you are experiencing poor video or audio quality, or if your calls are dropping frequently, and if you have relatively low Internet bandwidth available to you, selecting the Limited Bandwidth profile should now improve your results.
The previous version of PVC would not hold calls if bandwidth dropped below about 220Kbps. The new version can hold a call down to 120Kbps, if you have selected the Limited Bandwidth profile.
To select it, go to the Configuration window by doing either of the following:
On the Configuration window, select the Video tab on the left side. Then select Limited Bandwidth.
|VidyoReplay recorder (currently available only for workforce users)||Allows you to record a PVC call, and then view and download the recording||To use the VidyoReplay recording functionality:
Once on the VidyoReplay Library page, you will see the videos you have recorded. There are two views:
In either view, simply click on the video thumbnail to play the video directly on the web page. In the My Videos view, you have several options:
Email & delete
Note: this system also includes the capability to do live streaming while simultaneously making a recording of the stream. Click here for the manufacturer's user manual for additional details.
|Client for mobile devices||Allows you to participate in PVC calls from an iPhone, iPad 2, or Android devices|| On your iPhone or iPad 2, go to the App Store, search for the word “Vidyo”, and install the VidyoMobile app.
On your Android device, go to the Market app, search for VidyoMobile (exactly), and install the app. Minimum requirements (previous versions are not supported):
When you launch the app, enter the following (the VidyoMobile client has a requirement that you enter your username case-sensitive the first time you log in - see Q&A below):
Once you are logged in (can't be logged in from two devices at the same time), you can join your own room, or look up other users and call them.
Q: How do I look up my username to know which letters are capitalized?
In addition, for both workforce and non-workforce users, you can go to http://ldsaccount.lds.org, log in with your username and password, and the first field under Profile Information will show your username with any letters that are capitalized (some names are all lower-case).
User guide for VidyoMobile for Android: click here.
|VidyoMedia desktop||Allows live video to be added to a PVC call so all participants can view.|| To download the free software (Windows only), click here.
To view the documentation on how to install and use, click here.
|On-screen name tags for meeting participants||Shows the names of meeting participants on their video window (optional setting).|| From Configuration (right-click on Vidyo system tray icon, or click gear wheel while in a call):
|Minor changes to interface|| Here are the changes:
||Available on pvc.lds.org portal pages|