[AG-TECH] DPPT alternatives?

JB Gallagher jbgallag at flash.uchicago.edu
Thu Dec 6 11:50:56 CST 2001

"Gurcharan S. Khanna" wrote:

> hi,
> i have played with it a bit and it seems pretty nice. it doesn't require a
> special server to set up, the presenter simply initiates the session on
> their ppt box. then, users just run the exact same commands minus the
> files that are pointed to, and everything works in a multicast way. i think
> others should try it out and see if it might not be easier in some ways to
> implement, especially at the last minute as sometimes happens. also, each
> slide is preloaded but otherwise downloads occur during the presentation
> not all at once. this is a good thing (i think). i'd be interested in other
> opinions
> as well.
> -gurcharan
> ===========================
> Gurcharan S. Khanna
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> Research Computing
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> --- "David E. Bernholdt" wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had tried Microsoft Research's Multicast add-in
> for PPT as an alternative to DPPT?
> http://www.research.microsoft.com/barc/mbone/mppt.htm
> --
> David E. Bernholdt                   |   Email: bernholdtde at ornl.gov
> Oak Ridge National Laboratory        |   Phone: +1 (865) 574 3147
> http://www.csm.ornl.gov/~bernhold/   |   Fax:   +1 (865) 574 0680
> --- end of quote ---

I wonder also, do animations/movies and the like work through this multicast
ppt? If so that's a very good reason to give it a try, this has been something
presenters have been irritated about in the past, especailly when their ppt
presentation rely heavily on animations/movies, which there is no reason they
shouldn't, especially if it is a presentation by a scientist who does
computational work, the whole point of this work is to make movies.

--Brad Gallagher
ASCI Flash Center
jbgallag at flash.uchicago.edu

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