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Viewing Church broadcasts using iTunes

iTunes
The Church has recently launched an official iTunes page that is available worldwide to those using a Mac, PC, or iOS device (iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone). Local units can quickly access the page by navigating to http://itunes.lds.org in a web browser. Using compatible audio/video cables, 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

  • iOS device (iPod, iPhone, iPad) or a PC or Mac 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 (playback does not require Internet)
  • TV or projector with screen
  • Compatible audio/video cables and/or docking station

Available content

Format Availability Languages
Video files and podcasts
  • Low quality MP4 (180p 300k H.264)
  • Medium quality MP4 (360p 768k H.264)
  • High quality MP4 (720p 1.8m H.264)
  • Audio files and podcasts
  • MP3 (64k dialog, 256k music)

Within 8 hours

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

Accessing the Church iTunes page

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  1. Navigate to http://itunes.lds.org
    1. If you already have itunes installed, iTunes will be opened to the LDS Mormon Channel page, where broadcast church content is available. Microsoft Windows users may be prompted with a box asking you to allow iTunes to be opened. If this happens, please press Allow.
    2. If you do not already have iTunes installed, you will be prompted to download it. Click Download iTunes to begin the download and installation process. For more details on downloading and installing iTunes, please visit the Apple Support pages.

Downloading files

With the iTunes "Mormon Channel" page open, you will be able to find and download church broadcasts.

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  1. Navigate towards the bottom right portion of the page to the "languages panel" and select the language in which the content will be viewed.
  2. Find the broadcast that you would like to download for playback.
  3. Click on that title in order to select the individual broadcasts to download.
  4. Click on Free, and that video will begin downloading.

NOTE: Pay close attention to the formats of the broadcast, as they are made available as video, audio and PDF format.If, for example, one wishes to download Sunday Morning Session of General Conference for video playback, look for the Icon which says "Video", and the title that includes "General Conference by Session".
NOTE: For additional information on transfering downloaded content to your iOS Device, click to watch a video tutorial, or read more from the Apple Support Pages.

Optional Subscribing to a podcast

A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released periodically through one syndicated feed. You access and download these files by subscribing to the feed. Any time new files are added to the podcast, they show up in your subscription, and can be downloaded either manually or automatically. This would be useful if for example, you want to subscribe to a podcast of general conference talks. By subscribing to the podcast, you are shown all of the individual talks or sessions that are available for download. For subsequent conferences, you use the same podcast, and access the new talks after they are published.

All church broadcasts on iTunes can be syndicated as a podcast. In order to learn more about how to use iTunes to subscribe to podcasts, please visit Apple's Support Pages.

Connecting to a projector or TV for playback

Connecting 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 1/8th inch stereo audio cable into line out or headphone port on computer.
  3. Plug opposite end of VGA cable into the TV or projector.
  4. Plug opposite end of 1/8th inch stereo audio cable into TV or projector or audio system.
  5. Select the appropriate TV or projector input source.
  6. 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 an iOS Device (iPod, iPhone, iPad) to a TV or projector using an Apple Dock Connector to Component AV Cable

To learn more about the Apple Dock Connector to Component AV Cable, see the apple store web page.

  1. Plug the Apple 30 pin dock connector into the bottom of your iOS device.
  2. Plug 1/8th inch stereo audio cable into the headphone port of the device.
  3. Plug the optional USB connection into your devices wall power adapter for charging.
  4. Plug the composite end into the TV or projector.
  5. Plug opposite end of 1/8th inch stereo audio cable into the line in of the TV, projector, or audio system.
  6. Select the appropriate TV or projector input source.

Connecting an iOS Device (iPod, iPhone, iPad) to a TV or projector using an Apple Dock Connector to VGA Adapter

To learn more about the Apple Dock Connector to VGA Adapter, see the apple store web page.

  1. Plug the Apple 30 pin dock connector into the bottom of your iOS device.
  2. Plug 1/8th inch stereo audio cable into the headphone port of the device.
  3. Plug opposite end of VGA cable into the TV or projector.
  4. Plug opposite end of 1/8th inch stereo audio cable into the line in of the TV, projector, or audio system.
  5. Select the appropriate TV or projector input source.

Playing back a file

Play back the broadcast using iTunes

  1. Open iTunes and navigate to the file that you downloaded by clicking on "Podcasts" on the left panel.
  2. Double click on the video that you wish to display.
  3. To view the broadcast full screen, click on the "View" menu at the tope of the window, and select "Full Screen".
  4. Video can be paused or audio levels adjusted by hovering over the video with your mouse.

Play back the broadcast using an iOS Device

  1. Open the iPod app on your iOS Device
  2. Navigate to the Podcasts portion of the application. ""Note that you may have to click "more" to see Podcasts""
  3. Find the broadcast that you downloaded, and click on that file to begin playback.
  4. If connected to a TV or Projector, the iOS Device will automatically display video out.
  5. Video controls will be available on the iOS Device screen.

Transfering Content to USB or External Hard Drive

  1. Plug in your external storage device (USB or External Hard Drive)
  2. Open iTunes and navigate to the file that you downloaded by clicking on "Podcasts" on the left panel.
  3. Find the actual media file on your computer
    1. In Windows, right-click on the file in iTunes, and select "Show in Windows Explorer".
    2. On a Mac, hold the option key and then click on the file, and select "Show in Finder".
  4. Copy the file to the location of the external storage device that you wish to tranfer it to.
  5. With the files on the external storage device, you can eject the device and transfer that content to another computer, share it with others, or playback the files with a USB media player. For more information, see Viewing Church broadcasts using USB drives.
This page was last modified on 20 March 2011, at 14:07.

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