Many of you will have noticed how
we video tape almost every OCA Meeting at Chapman University.
The video taping is done by my wife, Anna Kennedy, and I then
usually digitize the video onto my computer and at the same
time create VHS tape copies for the OCA library.
For a few years (from 2000-2002) most
of these videos were made available for viewing via the OCA's
web site. This was made possible through the availability
of a free video streaming server from the company that I used
to work with. Since I left that company we lost the access
to this facility. Ever since that time I have been looking
for a way to bring back this service. I would also often get
asked (usually at least once or twice at every meeting) by
members when the videos would again be available for viewing
through the web site.
It is ordinarily very expensive to
stream video via the internet (commercial services can charge
around $400 per month to host and stream the type of 2 hour
meeting videos we have). However due to my own business needs
I have now setup my own dedicated server which now allows
me to host the OCA's videos at a reasonable cost. This is
the main reason why we recently moved the hosting of the OCA's
entire web site from our previous hosting company. The OCA's
web site is now running on my own dedicated server in a professional
hosting company. This server has plenty of hard disk space
and access to enough streaming video bandwidth for all our
Over the next few weeks I will be
re-installing the archive of prior meetings... but for the
time being I am making available a special version of the
March OCA Meeting. Instead of just giving access to the video
I have created a special version which shows "high
resolution slides" that are synchronized to the video.
The video resolution often does not quite allow you to see
the detail available on the original slides. This new facility
will allows you to see the full detail on the original slides.
In order to view this special new
version of the meeting you MUST be using the latest RealONE
player software from RealNetworks.
You can get this FREE version of their
player from their web site - just look for the link to the
free player which is at the top right of their home page at
If you have an earlier version of
the RealOne player (called the Real Player) you will likely
be able to view the video but you will not see the high resolution
Note: This facility only works if
you have a broadband internet connection (Cable or DSL) it
will NOT work if you have a dial-up modem.