Incorporating web videos into service
I searched the forum, and did not find a similar situation, so here goes:
Our spiritual community is relatively new to the whole AV thing.
Our minister is all about doing things professionally, and he is not about spending lots of money to get those results.
Currently, our video portion consists of a projector and a single screen on our platform, all powered by a Windows laptop with the usual VGA output.
We are using OpenOffice to do our slides, and I have the desktop extended so that the presentations show up on the projector only. Our current presentation setup is one set of pre-service presentations that that loop until we are ready to switch to the during-service ones. Then, after service, we switch to a third set of slides that loop for about an hour after service during fellowship time.
For the service slides, we do use song lyric slides, and occasionally other "still" content during the minister's talk. He also likes occasionally to use videos from YouTube, KarmaTube, or other such sites. He wants us to be able to switch from the during-service presentation to the video at full-size and start play with no screen blanking, mouse cursors showing up, or anything that would distract.
I know enough about AV and presentation stuff to be slightly dangerous, and I need some help here. How do I make this happen, and even more importantly, how do I make it happen without spending hundreds of dollars?
Thanks in advance, and blessings,
I guess it's going to depend on your setup. I'm going to assume it's Windows 7. I would use Chrome, which has a true full-screen setting.
Start the video in full screen on you main monitor, then quickly use the "Windows-P" hotkey to switch to "Duplicate."
You could also tell the minister that there is nothing "unprofessional" about blacking out the screen. It exists for a reason.
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