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Cailen Waddell

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Re: Laptop to projector adapter cables
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 10:19:05 pm »

Don't forget USB-C now for MacBooks.

That said I'm just about at the point where I feel like everyone can chromecast or airplay their video...

Also - we have been putting barco click shares into our meeting rooms.  We have had great success. 


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Bob Cap

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Re: Laptop to projector adapter cables
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2017, 10:02:54 am »

I have an event coming up next weekend. I was just asked via email if I could also help them with the seminars.

They have several different speakers coming in all bringing various laptops. Some PC, some apple.

They want me to be able to make them all work.

Understand I have no idea what brand/type of laptops or brand/type of projectors.

The projectors are coming from several different churches and won't be here until the morning of the event.

If you were going to put together an assortment of adapter cables to CYA what would you bring?

Thanks

Bob Cap
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Gilbert, MN

I'd like to thank everyone for their responses. Everything went off with only one hiccup.

One person brought a laptop and their presentation would not run on it. Fortunately they brought the presentation a stick. I loaded it on my laptop and it ran fine.

I did email everyone and informed them of the situation. Next year the people putting on the event have agreed to rent projectors from us and solve the problem. At least then we will know exactly what we have to work with.

Thanks again.

Bob
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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Laptop to projector adapter cables
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2017, 10:13:19 am »

Next will be PowerPoint presentations build on one version of PP, on a particular individual computer that will not play on any other machine, even of the same brand, model line, PP version and OS.

Yes, I've seen this happen with distressing regularity.  On many corpy events we now have a PP specialist whose job it is to reformat presentations to fit the projection aspect ratio (even though presenters were notified 90 days in advance), fix font issues, and remove embedded videos that rely on streaming and replace them with downloaded versions.

Next will be the fun of copy-protected embedded video that won't play because the embedded source doesn't see the HDCP token passing...
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Re: Laptop to projector adapter cables
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 07:43:39 pm »

Next will be PowerPoint presentations build on one version of PP, on a particular individual computer that will not play on any other machine, even of the same brand, model line, PP version and OS.

Yes, I've seen this happen with distressing regularity.  On many corpy events we now have a PP specialist whose job it is to reformat presentations to fit the projection aspect ratio (even though presenters were notified 90 days in advance), fix font issues, and remove embedded videos that rely on streaming and replace them with downloaded versions.

Next will be the fun of copy-protected embedded video that won't play because the embedded source doesn't see the HDCP token passing...

Or the "embedded video" is actually just a YouTube link.  That has been [re]moved....
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Re: Laptop to projector adapter cables
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2017, 10:52:00 am »

Glad it worked out well, Bob.  I agree with the others - the next hurdle is content management. 
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Re: Laptop to projector adapter cables
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2017, 12:46:46 pm »

Tim & Brian, I feel your pain everyday.


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