[AG-TECH] PowerPoint in AG 2.0

Allan Spale aspale at evl.uic.edu
Thu Feb 20 12:59:18 CST 2003


The quick and simple way that EVL can send out PowerPoint slides over the
AG and at current VIC resolution is to have a video output on the display
card and feed that into one of the capture cards on your video machine.
Things look fairly fuzzy, but for low-detail diagrams and medium font
sizes, this solution is not too bad and uses stuff we already have.


On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Milinowicz, Anthony [NCSUS] wrote:

> Allan,
> We have been using RPPT for a while now, and honestly I can most of our
> issues have come from stress testing it.  At first glance it seems to work
> well, and is much better than Distributed PowerPoint, but we have had issues
> where the server will just disconnect or a client won't be able to connect
> and then the server needs to be restarted and so on.  There also seems to be
> an issue with having spaces in the filenames.  Despite the documentation, we
> have been able to push it a little and run multiple clients and servers and
> clients on the same machine using different ports, to try to create seamless
> transitions from presenting to viewing and vice versa.  This does eventually
> cause problems where both stop working and need to be restarted :)
> There just seems to be too many complications and worries around showing a
> powerpoint file and for normal users to operate.  It would be great if it
> could somehow be as simple as it is to view a slide show, or even have it in
> a VIC window somehow as a high res video feed.
> Thanks,
> Anthony
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allan Spale [mailto:aspale at evl.uic.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 6:19 PM
> To: Milinowicz, Anthony [NCSUS]
> Cc: 'ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov'
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] PowerPoint in AG 2.0
> Anthony,
> The next version of Distributed Powerpoint called Remote PowerPoint (RPPT)
> is available and in my opinion seems stable enough for download and usage
> (note, I have not really stress-tested it yet...but it seems to work
> well).
> Some nice features include using GUI for setup (no more config file) and
> embedded animations and video are permitted in slides.
> Boston University had a seminar on RPPT many times already.  You can view
> the slides at: http://scv.bu.edu/accessgrid/seminars/archives.html.
> Allan
> EVL at UIC
> node-op
> On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Milinowicz, Anthony [NCSUS] wrote:
> > Has anyone thought of making any changes to the current PowerPoint
> solution
> > for AG 2.0?  The current way of using this seems generally unstable and
> not
> > user friendly.  Any ideas?
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > 
> > Anthony Milinowicz
> > Johnson & Johnson NCS
> > 
> > amilinow at ncsus.jnj.com <mailto:amilinow at ncsus.jnj.com> 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 

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