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Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:04 pm
by Ontolly
Blackwhite wrote:
Ontolly wrote:Stoke game is on Sky

Is it? I looked and it wasn't listed.


Thanks prof, will have a dry run with VLC.

look again - sky football. A 5pm Thursday kick off? Has to be Sky

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:23 pm
by Blackwhite
Ontolly wrote:
Blackwhite wrote:
Ontolly wrote:Stoke game is on Sky

Is it? I looked and it wasn't listed.


Thanks prof, will have a dry run with VLC.

look again - sky football. A 5pm Thursday kick off? Has to be Sky

An idiot writes: didn't notice Sky moved it. In this case I'm very happy they did. Cheers all.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:57 pm
by jackos
Professor Weeto wrote:
jackos wrote:Dear Ballers, could someone please PM me the details for decent/reliable UK i-p-t-v service? A Loiner mate and his son who is about to leave home would be very grateful for the info.


I'd also appreciate this as my current subscription is about to run out and the website seems to have disappeared.


Anyone had any luck with this?

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 pm
by Ontolly
jackos wrote:
Professor Weeto wrote:
jackos wrote:Dear Ballers, could someone please PM me the details for decent/reliable UK i-p-t-v service? A Loiner mate and his son who is about to leave home would be very grateful for the info.


I'd also appreciate this as my current subscription is about to run out and the website seems to have disappeared.


Anyone had any luck with this?

I don't understand the question but am happy to pass on the details of the guy who set up the firestick thing for me and took £50 if that's what you want.

My computer question is this. I'm old school so probably don't know what I'm on about but this laptop - every two fucking minutes I'm attacked by advertisements posing as news popping up in the corner. Something to do with google I think but I don't know if they all do it. Computers never used to do this but all the time - and the Daily fucking mail of all things. How do I make it stop?

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:50 pm
by Professor Weeto
Ontolly wrote:My computer question is this. I'm old school so probably don't know what I'm on about but this laptop - every two fucking minutes I'm attacked by advertisements posing as news popping up in the corner. Something to do with google I think but I don't know if they all do it. Computers never used to do this but all the time - and the Daily fucking mail of all things. How do I make it stop?


Run this: https://www.trendmicro.com/en_gb/forHom ... ecall.html

See if the problem is still there after you’ve deleted everything it recommends deleting. If that doesn’t work it could be browser notifications. Google ‘disable notifications’ plus your browser name and follow the instructions.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 pm
by LSD&2Es
jackos wrote:
Professor Weeto wrote:
jackos wrote:Dear Ballers, could someone please PM me the details for decent/reliable UK i-p-t-v service? A Loiner mate and his son who is about to leave home would be very grateful for the info.


I'd also appreciate this as my current subscription is about to run out and the website seems to have disappeared.


Anyone had any luck with this?


Will see if I can get you a referral link

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:19 pm
by Ontolly
Professor Weeto wrote:
Ontolly wrote:My computer question is this. I'm old school so probably don't know what I'm on about but this laptop - every two fucking minutes I'm attacked by advertisements posing as news popping up in the corner. Something to do with google I think but I don't know if they all do it. Computers never used to do this but all the time - and the Daily fucking mail of all things. How do I make it stop?


Run this: https://www.trendmicro.com/en_gb/forHom ... ecall.html

See if the problem is still there after you’ve deleted everything it recommends deleting. If that doesn’t work it could be browser notifications. Google ‘disable notifications’ plus your browser name and follow the instructions.

Thanks. I was thinking it was normal :(

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:14 am
by Professor Weeto
Ontolly wrote:
Professor Weeto wrote:
Ontolly wrote:My computer question is this. I'm old school so probably don't know what I'm on about but this laptop - every two fucking minutes I'm attacked by advertisements posing as news popping up in the corner. Something to do with google I think but I don't know if they all do it. Computers never used to do this but all the time - and the Daily fucking mail of all things. How do I make it stop?


Run this: https://www.trendmicro.com/en_gb/forHom ... ecall.html

See if the problem is still there after you’ve deleted everything it recommends deleting. If that doesn’t work it could be browser notifications. Google ‘disable notifications’ plus your browser name and follow the instructions.

Thanks. I was thinking it was normal :(


It is pretty normal unfortunately as it’s really easy to absent-mindedly click on stuff that fills your computer with all sorts of shite.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:32 am
by jackos
LSD&2Es wrote:Will see if I can get you a referral link


Cheers MrEs

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:03 pm
by eric olthwaite
Caaaants.

Home-working query: seems hugely problematic to present AV content in a Teams meeting. If you embed videos in ppt the video is stuttery and it's virtually impossible to get the audio to work (this is acknowledged when you look at MS help). Any bright ideas for overcoming this? I did think about setting something up on YouTube / Vimeo and asking everyone to hit go at the same time, but that seems very half-arsed.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:58 pm
by Poshwhite
eric olthwaite wrote:Caaaants.

Home-working query: seems hugely problematic to present AV content in a Teams meeting. If you embed videos in ppt the video is stuttery and it's virtually impossible to get the audio to work (this is acknowledged when you look at MS help). Any bright ideas for overcoming this? I did think about setting something up on YouTube / Vimeo and asking everyone to hit go at the same time, but that seems very half-arsed.


Not much help probably, but we've been presenting CPD (powerpoints with embedded videos) over Teams (meetings and live events) since March and 95% of them have run acceptably. Things we did to make them run smoother was compress the video to the smallest possible size (resolution/framerate), disconnect from the office VPN (Teams doesn't need to go via your office) and exert some choice over the videos used. Talking heads, infographic style videos seem to be ok. Close ups of fiddly things less so. With audio the most difficult thing is getting the muppet presenting to remember to tick the "include system audio" box when sharing the content. This is the only issue I've had with getting audio to work on my presentations.

Other things for meeting attendees to do: Plug into the router via a network cable, or move your laptop closer to the router if possible. Tell the kids to turn Netflix off. If they're struggling to see the video ask attendees to switch their camera off during the presentation (nobody needs to see their face whilst you're droning on and this does seem to make a difference). Make sure you've nothing in the background eating up bandwidth (cloud storage syncing etc.)

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:03 pm
by Quiffy
We used Google meets where you can share a tab or a window easy enough,allowing me to show PowerPoint, video clips, etc. Sound quality sometimes took a bit of a hit, sometimes it didn't.

Might be worth checking out?

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:12 pm
by Blackwhite
Teams is I think set up to share content directly from apps rather than just screen sharing. Look into that, maybe?


I've banned cunts trying to share in Skype. Just fuck off. Tin can and piece of string bizniz

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:14 pm
by Blackwhite
Poshwhite wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:Caaaants.

Home-working query: seems hugely problematic to present AV content in a Teams meeting. If you embed videos in ppt the video is stuttery and it's virtually impossible to get the audio to work (this is acknowledged when you look at MS help). Any bright ideas for overcoming this? I did think about setting something up on YouTube / Vimeo and asking everyone to hit go at the same time, but that seems very half-arsed.


Not much help probably, but we've been presenting CPD (powerpoints with embedded videos) over Teams (meetings and live events) since March and 95% of them have run acceptably. Things we did to make them run smoother was compress the video to the smallest possible size (resolution/framerate), disconnect from the office VPN (Teams doesn't need to go via your office) and exert some choice over the videos used. Talking heads, infographic style videos seem to be ok. Close ups of fiddly things less so. With audio the most difficult thing is getting the muppet presenting to remember to tick the "include system audio" box when sharing the content. This is the only issue I've had with getting audio to work on my presentations.

Other things for meeting attendees to do: Plug into the router via a network cable, or move your laptop closer to the router if possible. Tell the kids to turn Netflix off. If they're struggling to see the video ask attendees to switch their camera off during the presentation (nobody needs to see their face whilst you're droning on and this does seem to make a difference). Make sure you've nothing in the background eating up bandwidth (cloud storage syncing etc.)

The number of folks working in attic conversions off a router on the ground floor who get confused by they issues is pissing me off too. Get a second router or a range extender, or move it into the middle of the house, fuck.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:17 pm
by eric olthwaite
Poshwhite wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:Caaaants.

Home-working query: seems hugely problematic to present AV content in a Teams meeting. If you embed videos in ppt the video is stuttery and it's virtually impossible to get the audio to work (this is acknowledged when you look at MS help). Any bright ideas for overcoming this? I did think about setting something up on YouTube / Vimeo and asking everyone to hit go at the same time, but that seems very half-arsed.


Not much help probably, but we've been presenting CPD (powerpoints with embedded videos) over Teams (meetings and live events) since March and 95% of them have run acceptably. Things we did to make them run smoother was compress the video to the smallest possible size (resolution/framerate), disconnect from the office VPN (Teams doesn't need to go via your office) and exert some choice over the videos used. Talking heads, infographic style videos seem to be ok. Close ups of fiddly things less so. With audio the most difficult thing is getting the muppet presenting to remember to tick the "include system audio" box when sharing the content. This is the only issue I've had with getting audio to work on my presentations.

Other things for meeting attendees to do: Plug into the router via a network cable, or move your laptop closer to the router if possible. Tell the kids to turn Netflix off. If they're struggling to see the video ask attendees to switch their camera off during the presentation (nobody needs to see their face whilst you're droning on and this does seem to make a difference). Make sure you've nothing in the background eating up bandwidth (cloud storage syncing etc.)


Cheers for this, I'll check it out. One of the difficulties is that the guy who generally manages the series of talks has overseen a couple of failures and is reluctant to try again. I'll try a test run doing everything you say.

Quiffy wrote:We used Google meets where you can share a tab or a window easy enough,allowing me to show PowerPoint, video clips, etc. Sound quality sometimes took a bit of a hit, sometimes it didn't.

Might be worth checking out?


We've just moved everything from Skype to Teams, and I actually thought Skype worked better and was more stable. Hey ho. There's bugger all chance of moving anything to Google Meets.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:24 pm
by Blackwhite
Tell people to plug into power too. Lower performance on battery.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:07 pm
by Devi
Probably GOM but my Mac’s internal speakers have disappeared, it now permanently believing I’m playing sound through a digital output of sorts. (I’m not).

Call Apple who tell me after a futile fix (“plug your headphones in”) to take it to a Genius Bar.

Turns out no London Apple stores offer appointments.

Anyway. Head to Bromley on unrelated business and see a queue outside the Apple store there.

“Is the Genius Bar open then?”, I ask.

Oh yes, they say, you just need to make an appointment.

How do I that then, if not online?

Join the queue

What? To go straight to the bar?

Oh no! To make an appointment.

AGGGGGHHHHHH!


Guess I’ll just plug my headphones in then shall I?

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:42 pm
by metalsmurf
PC keeps restarting every few hours, I think when I’m trying to watch video content and use various web pages at the same time?
Fan/cooling issue? Any pointers?

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:53 pm
by eric olthwaite
I’ve got my work PC tower at home which I’m barely using as I have a project client provided laptop.

The PC tower has no WiFi and needs hard-wiring into our router. This is a pain in terms of office setup for the few times I need to use it. Is there not a gizmo you can plug into the data port for WiFi? If there is, what it’s called?

NB: I don’t really want to start fannying about putting a WiFi card in the pc.

Re: Calling all computer smart arses!

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:10 pm
by Poshwhite
eric olthwaite wrote:I’ve got my work PC tower at home which I’m barely using as I have a project client provided laptop.

The PC tower has no WiFi and needs hard-wiring into our router. This is a pain in terms of office setup for the few times I need to use it. Is there not a gizmo you can plug into the data port for WiFi? If there is, what it’s called?

NB: I don’t really want to start fannying about putting a WiFi card in the pc.


Have you googled the words “usb” and “WiFi”?