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Viewing Church broadcasts using LDS.org

LDS.org
The official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the most options for streaming and downloading Church broadcasts. Using a PC, Mac, or other Internet-enabled device, local units are able to connect to a projector or TV and playback videos for congregations. Alternately, playback may be done using a USB drive or by being burned to DVD.

Requirements

  • PC, Mac, or other Internet-enabled device with the following:
    • 8GB of available disk space
    • HD Graphics capable (Recommended 2.0GHz or faster processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 256 MB of video memory)
  • Meetinghouse Internet or access to a broadband Internet connection
  • TV or projector with screen
  • Compatible audio/video cables and/or docking station

Available content

Format Availability Languages
Live Streaming Video
  • Low to high quality adaptive Flash or Windows Media stream

Live

English, Spanish, Portuguese, ASL, French

Video-on-Demand (VOD)
  • Low to high quality adaptive Flash or Windows Media stream

Complete session - within one hour

Segments - within 24 hours

English, Spanish, Portuguese, ASL, French

Video Downloads
  • Medium quality WMV (300k)
  • Medium quality MP4 (360p 768k H.264)

Within 24 hours

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, ASL,

Live Audio Streaming
  • Windows Media Streams

Live

64 languages

Audio Downloads
  • MP3 (64k dialog, 256k music)

Within eight hours

76+ languages

For more information, please visit When Conference Materials Will be Available.

Viewing live streams

For more information on how to view live streams, please visit the How to Watch page on LDS.org.

Downloading files

  1. Navigate to http://lds.org/broadcast/archive/0,7298,510-1,00.html or http://lds.org/broadcasts/archive/index?lang=eng.
  2. Select the broadcast you wish to download.
  3. Click on the appropriate links to download files.

Connecting to a projector or TV for playback

Connecting the video from a PC or Mac to a TV or projector using a VGA-to-VGA cable

NOTE: Apple computers may require an additional dongle connector.

  1. Plug VGA cable into VGA port on computer.
  2. Plug opposite end of VGA cable into the TV or projector (If your TV does not have a VGA input, you will not be able to connect it in this fashion).
  3. Select the appropriate TV or projector input source.
  4. Change computer display settings to output to projector or TV. On a Windows machine, this may be done by pressing the Windows key and pressing P.

Connecting to a projector and the meetinghouse video system

Connecting to a projector and the meeting house video distribution system can be complex because of the mixed signal types required. However, using a acan converter with pass through capabilities can easily bridge the divide.

Requirements

  1. Meetinghouse with a standard church video distribution system with cammera input location.
  2. Projector with a VGA input
  3. Scan Converter similar to the Sabrent PC to TV85
  4. 2 VGA cables (1 is included with the PC to TV 85)
  5. 1 Composite Video cable (length will vary depending on the on location of the cammera input and the projector location
  6. Church Brodacast receiving device

Connecting the video from a PC or Mac to a TV or projector and the meetinghouse video system

NOTE: Apple computers may require an additional dongle connector. ADDITIONAL NOTE: Sabrent PC to TV85 can be purchased here.

  1. Plug 1 end of the included VGA cable into VGA port on computer.
  2. Plug the other end of the included VGA cable into the VGA inputport on the Sabrent PC to TV device.
  3. Plug 1 end of another VGA cable into the VGA output of the PC to TV device
  4. Plug the other end of the second VGA cable into the VGA input of the projector or TV.
  5. Select the appropriate TV or projector input source.
  6. Connect the composite video output of the PC to TV device to the cammera input location in the chappel.
  7. Change the Computer's output display resolution to 1024 x 768. Following these tutorials: Windows Vista or 7, Windows XP,or on an Apple.
  8. Change computer display settings to output to the projector or TV. On a Windows machine, this may be done by pressing the Windows key and pressing P.

Connecting The sound from a PC or Mac to a TV or projector using a 1/8" inch stereo audio cable

  1. Plug 1/8th inch stereo audio cable into line out or headphone port on computer.
  2. Plug the opposite end of 1/8" inch stereo audio cable into TV or projector or audio system.

Connecting The sound from a PC or Mac to a TV or projector using an EJ-8 (Crab Box)

  1. Locate the Crab Box
  2. Connect the 1/8" audio cable to the line out or headphone port on the computer.
  3. Connect the 1/4" phono side of the cable to one of the 1/4" ports on the EJ-8.
  4. Connect the XLR (Mic) cable on the side of the Crab Box to a mic jack.
  5. Turn on the sound system
  6. Adjust the volume controls on the computer / EJ-8 until sound is at the desired level.

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This page was last modified on 28 June 2011, at 10:55.

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