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Using mobile phones for video

Very excited about trying out mobile phone for video input to Zionworx this weekend.

We've installed IP Webcam on a couple of Android devices and using Alax.Info we can then present those video streams to Zionworx as individual inputs. All across the wireless network.

I can see us using a number of keen media types in our congregation to sit with their phones trained on the 'action' at times and our ZionWorx user becoming a live video producer!

Should be fun!

I'll let you know how it goes...

Phil Webb

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Wow - that sounds quite an interesting arrangement. Look forward to hearing the outcome...

Chris Clark 0 votes
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Well, we didn't get to use it last Sunday, but yesterday morning we used a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to relay activities at the front of our church through Zionworx and onto the screen. It allowed everyone to see some all-age paper-folding activities - and the varied results!

While this has worked OK, we're seeing more crashes in Zionworx now that we have video inputs configured. Now trying to diagnose the cause of these... 2-3 year old Core i3 laptop perhaps, dodgy RAM perhaps, software conflicts perhaps, ...

Phil Webb 0 votes
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Thanks Phil. If you make sure you're using the most recent ZionWorx update 3.2.0.0 that will make sure that any issues that you are experiencing can be looked into. You can easily access this check through the File->Help->Check for updates menu.
It could be related to the computer specifications, however send an email to support@jubilatesoftware.com with any relevant details/error message information and we can investigate.

Chris Clark 0 votes
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Did you get this to work, if so what did you do? I have installed ip webcam and that is working fine but cant get it to show as an available video source any ideas?

Kevin 0 votes
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I have trialed his and it seems to work fine.  Found you can only use 640x480 format with ZW and cannot zoom.  Also, must have IP Webcam open and live before opening ZW otherwise ZW can freeze. 

Phil, have you tried with a normal IP Webcam rather than a mobile?

Kevin, you need to install a bit of software on your PC/laptop to allow ZW to access.  The install is at http://www.alax.info/svn/public/trunk/IpVideoSource/IpVideoSourceSetup-Win32.msi

This came from Christian.

Simon Lees 0 votes
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