cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
gmacnv
Active Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

AshC

One more thing I forgot about...because I have to compile 3-5 videos into one video and now have multiple topics and multiple talking from my compiled video, I now have to take numerous screen shots at different points in the compiled video and cut and paste those screen shots into my PPT. Uploaded video only offers play and stop, no rewind...can you believe that. I have to cut and past because that is the only way to focus and discuss a particular point within the video. And...I have to generate talking points for each screen shot. Secondly, because a composite video now includes multiple topics, cutting and pasting gives me some chance (not enough) to keep my audience organized and on the same topic. Man-o-man is that labor intensive. It stinks and I'm doing the best I can putting a square peg into a round hole. Again...this isn't something anyone should expect from a professional business solution company.

gmacnv

Quick_Cutter
Active Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

This was accepted as a solution a bit too soon.  Have not been able to connect the ATEM Mini to either GoToTraining or GoToMeeting.  I'm not a GoToWebinar subscriber.  Have tried two different computers - 1 that installed all of the ATEM driver software, and one that had not.  Both systems see Blackmagic Design as a webcam option, but neither work.  Just a black circle with a rotating flower of infinite waiting.

 

If anyone has had success, please speak up.  I'm headed to support to see what can be done.

nikwashere
New Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

Same issue as above regarding the Mini not showing footage, only a spinning wheel as GTW tries to find the feed. 

Any luck or updated software from GTW?

Tags (1)
Quick_Cutter
Active Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

No fix that I'm aware of.  I had to change vendors.  I'm not going to promote anyone specific, but every other vendor I tried worked effortlessly with the ATEM.

 

GoTo support told me I had to go to a professional networking specialist to make changes to Win10 registry files to make my system compatible with GoTo.  Switching vendors was a lot easier and cheaper.

nikniknik
New Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

In all my forum research, the ATEM Mini will only work with GTW or GTM with a Mac, albeit a potentially cropped image. 
Blackmagic says all they are doing is providing a signal and it is up to the software to accept that. 
Every other service recognizes the ATEM Mini except GTW/GTM.
LogMeIn says it is too "Professional" and say you need to change some settings that most IT teams won't make. 

@AshC  are there any plans for LogMeIn to update the software for GoToWebinar or GoToMeeting to accept what is becoming a wildy popular and powerful piece of equipment? 
Please tell us this is in the works... maybe post-pandemic. 



gmacnv
Active Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

OK. The majority of my spring presentations are over; now have to get ready for my summer presentations. I haven't heard from LogMeIn wrt LogMeIn solving my PowerPoint embedded video problems and the problems that were spawned from that. LogMwIn said there were working on a "fix" but I've heard nothing, even after repeated requests. Time to move on. Checking out other Webinar business solution providers. First up...Zoom. Signed up for an account a few days ago. Started playing around with it and so far it seems like it might work. The biggie....my MAJOR PPT embedded video problem seems to be gone (Great!!). PPT embedded video seems  to play well (video and audio). The video is smooth, not choppy.There is an about a one quarter to one half second delay between the presenter and the participant. That's not a big deal to me and is a great trade for improved video quality. Control panel is about the same as LOGMeIn and its intuative enough for an easy and acceptable transition. I thought LogMeIn's response to my problem was terrible and indicative of their lack of interest in keeping their small business Customer base. 

GmacNV

gmacnv
Active Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

OK. The majority of my spring presentations are over, it was soooo painfull; now have to get ready for my summer presentations. I haven't heard from LogMeIn wrt LogMeIn solving my PowerPoint embedded video problems and the problems that were spawned from that. LogMwIn said there were working on a "fix" but I've heard anything, even after repeated requests. Time to move on. Checking out other Webinar business solution providers. First up...Zoom. Signed up for an account a few days ago. Started playing around with it and so far it seems like it might work. The biggie....my MAJOR PPT embedded video problem seems to be gone (Great!!). PPT embedded video seems  to play well (video and audio). The video is smooth, not choppy.There is an about a one quarter to one half second delay between the presenter and the participant. That's not a big deal to me and is a great trade for improved video quality. Control panel is about the same as LOGMeIn and its intuative enough for an easy and acceptable transition. I thought LogMeIn's response to my problem was terrible and indicative of their lack of interest in keeping their small business Customer base. 

GmacNV

AshC
LogMeIn Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

@gmacnv  We just need to be clear about the functionality you are discussing:  We do not currently support the audio playback of an embedded or non-embedded video or audio file during a GoTo broadcast.

 

We do currently support the audio and video stream of pre-loaded video shorts that you may include with scheduled events in advance.  You can add up to 5 videos per webinar broadcast right now, and we may expand upon these options in the future. 

Chris Droessler
Respected Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

I think that what GMACNV is saying is that Zoom has a video playback feature that people have been requesting in GoTo for many years.

gmacnv
Active Contributor

Re: Play video embedded in PowerPoint and mix multiple computers and cameras to a GoToWebinar -

AshC

Chris is correct. Surprisingly, GoTo isn't compatible with one of the most basic, common and widely used business tool...PowerPoint (PPT). My PPT presentations…text…animation…embedded video… is scripted, formatted and orchestrated to achieve a high degree of audience attention, maximize their participation and maximize their learning experience. Unfortunately, embedded videos in my PPT came across as to choppy and negated all of my hard work, effort and significantly reduced learning. I’m exceptional at putting a square peg into a round hole. I am painfully aware of the five video upload capability, but what do you do when your presentation has 15-20 videos? I got around that limitation because I decided to invest 7-8 hours (for all 10 of my presentations)

  1. Using video editing software that I had to learn on the fly, I combine 5-6 of my videos into one of their five video maximum limit. That was a lot of time and effort and...why only five?
  2. By combining 5-6 videos (i.e. topics) into one video, I'm now forcing my participants to “track” 5-6 different topics. When the video ends and there is post video discussion, there was always some confusion as to which of the 5-6 videos are we discussing
  3. Their uploaded video capability only offers play and stop, no rewind for a 2nd or 3rd review…what the hell?
  4. Their uploaded video capability caused me to jump between the PPT presentation and GoTo's video library. As a result, my presentations grew longer (not a good thing), I had to reduce content (not a good thing) to maintain time and participants learning experience was lowered (definitely not a good thing)
  5. The most ugliest of all…I had to spent 7-8 hours per presentation (times 10 presentations for a total of about 80 painful hours) to totally redo my presentation format/approach to fit an extremely untenable GoTo business solution

Now that my spring presentation window is over and my summer presentation window isn’t until late June, I’ve decided that GoTo’s business solution won’t work for my business and now is the time to look for a replacement. It’s not that I haven’t given GoTo an opportunity to meet my business needs, I’ve contacted them multiple times and generally get little to no response (arn't they in the business to provide business solutions). Seems my business isn’t that important to them. I can’t repeat what I just went through so I started searching for a replacement….first up is ZOOM. Have an account and started testing. So far, they seem to have a high quality PPT embedded video play capability. Will continue to explore. Hope to be back on track in a couple of months.

Thanks!

gmacnv

Tags (1)