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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #1

I’m an educator and I was recently in a meeting regarding technology in the classroom. Some colleagues brought up issues with sharing videos over zoom. I personally use zoom for D&D & VTD. I’ve had a lot of experience with the app. However I haven’t done much screen sharing and sharing videos. Now when my coworkers shared their videos it was choppy and the sound was terrible, which made me appreciate the quality that true dungeon is putting intoTheir virtual experience.

Would anyone be of assistance In sharing how they share videos or how they can get that kind of quality so that some of my teachers here at my school can use that in online learning experiences?

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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #2

Justice wrote: I’m an educator and I was recently in a meeting regarding technology in the classroom. Some colleagues brought up issues with sharing videos over zoom. I personally use zoom for D&D & VTD. I’ve had a lot of experience with the app. However I haven’t done much screen sharing and sharing videos. Now when my coworkers shared their videos it was choppy and the sound was terrible, which made me appreciate the quality that true dungeon is putting intoTheir virtual experience.

Would anyone be of assistance In sharing how they share videos or how they can get that kind of quality so that some of my teachers here at my school can use that in online learning experiences?

my guess it is internet speed and cpu processor speed.
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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #3

mainly internet speed. Suggest they stop using wifi and connect via ethernet cable on the system they are sharing video from

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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #4

wifi is definite culprit. Direct connect with a wire does wonders. The other is to set their QoS on their router so that the traffic from their machine they are using for work gets a higher priority than say a TV or and Amazon Alexa etc.
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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #5

However, doesn't the Golem in VTD almost *have* to be using wifi?

I mean, they could have cables connected to the camera and they could be hanging from the ceilings, but I doubt that.

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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #6

yes...the golem is...and I was in a run where it glitched...it happens. but the OP was about how to get that level of quality for work...


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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #7

WiFI can be a problem, but is usually not. Unless you're really far away from, or there's a lot of stuff in between you and your router, wifi is good enough to stream video without any noticeable issue. The more likely culprit is the bandwidth your ISP provides you, and how many people you have sharing that bandwidth.

Some business networks also impose additional rules, like limiting an individual computer's connection speed, or throttling/blocking specific types of content.

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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #8

I'll ask Jeff to comment on this. Sometimes he has this "don't see how the sausage is made" stance on some things, but I think he'd be fine telling you what we do. But, I will leave that to him!

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Zoom and video packages 3 months 6 days ago #9

Justice wrote: I’m an educator and I was recently in a meeting regarding technology in the classroom. Some colleagues brought up issues with sharing videos over zoom. I personally use zoom for D&D & VTD. I’ve had a lot of experience with the app. However I haven’t done much screen sharing and sharing videos. Now when my coworkers shared their videos it was choppy and the sound was terrible, which made me appreciate the quality that true dungeon is putting intoTheir virtual experience.

Would anyone be of assistance In sharing how they share videos or how they can get that kind of quality so that some of my teachers here at my school can use that in online learning experiences?

Last Spring, I looked into code to transmit video. The project didn't go anywhere, but I learned a lot about what makes it work. There are several parts of an answer.

1. Your connection speed. Understand, you can WIFI video to the main hub, but direct wired connect from the hub to Zoom helps a lot.
2. A purchased Zoom accounts use different servers than free Zoom. Yeah, you get what you pay for, and the Zoom backend server also makes a big difference.
3. The video codec and pixel density are also very important. If you try and transmit 1080p or 4K, your rates will be lousy. You can drop your pixel density, and go with higher compression, and get better results. I have no idea what True Dungeon uses, but matching your frame rate and size to your bandwidth is key. For Zoom calls and meetings, it can control these items to balance the bandwidth, but takes some set up.
4. Receiver bandwidth has an effect, but is less critical, since most internet connections are faster receive than transmit.

Just a few items to keep in mind.

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Justice wrote: I’m an educator and I was recently in a meeting regarding technology in the classroom. Some colleagues brought up issues with sharing videos over zoom. I personally use zoom for D&D & VTD. I’ve had a lot of experience with the app. However I haven’t done much screen sharing and sharing videos. Now when my coworkers shared their videos it was choppy and the sound was terrible, which made me appreciate the quality that true dungeon is putting intoTheir virtual experience.

Would anyone be of assistance In sharing how they share videos or how they can get that kind of quality so that some of my teachers here at my school can use that in online learning experiences?

I've had far better quality using Discord than I've ever seen or gotten out of Zoom.

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