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Figure 1_DVD VCRThere are multiple ways to view DVD sources within a classroom. This document will give instructions on play DVDs, VHS tapes, and Blu-Ray discs with the appropriate technology. Included are instructions for DVD/VCR players, Blu-Ray players, and the Windows computer.


 

 

DVD/VCR Players

 

Figure 1_DVD VCR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If a DVD/VCR combo unit is in the classroom, VHS tapes or DVD's can be played off of this device. To use this device, follow these instructions:

  • Turn on the technology system
  • Select DVD/VCR as the projected source
    • A command should be sent to turn on the DVD/VCR player 
  • Press the eject button on the DVD/VCR (See: Figure 1.2_DVD VCR_Insert)
    Figure 1.2_DVD VCR_Insert
  • Insert the disc or tape and press the eject button again to close the device
  • Make sure that the DVD/VCR player is in the correct mode (See: Figure 1.3_DVD VCR_Select Mode)
    • DVD or Video, will need to be selected 
    Figure 1.3_DVD VCR_Select Mode
  • Use the controls on the player, to Play/Pause/Stop/Rewind/Fast-Forward the video being projected (See: Figure 1.3_DVD VCR_Select Mode)
  • Controls may also be found on the Touch Panel, if one is present in the room. (See: Figure 2_Touch Panel_DVD Controls)
     Figure 2_Touch Panel_DVD Controls
  • A remote controller can also be found in the accessory drawer located on the teaching station or on the technology rack in the room.

Blu-Ray Players

Figure 3_Blu-Ray Player

Newer rooms may include a Blu-Ray player in the technology system. These players are able to play both DVDs and Blu-Rays. It is recommended, that if present, the Blu-Ray is used to play DVDs. The following instructions explain how to use this device:

  • Turn on the technology system
  • Select Blu-Ray as the projected source
    • A command should be sent to turn on the Blu-Ray player 
  • Press the eject button on the Player (See: Figure 3.2_Blu-Ray_Disc Insert)
  • Insert the disc or tape and press the eject button again to close the device
    Figure 3.2_Blu-Ray_Disc Insert
  •  A remote controller can also be found in the accessory drawer located on the teaching station or on the technology rack in the room.
  • Controls may also be found on the Touch Panel, if one is present in the room. (See: Figure 4_Touch Panel_Blu-Ray Controls)  
    Figure 2_Touch Panel_Blu-Ray Controls

Playing DVDs with the Windows Computer

Figure 5_Windows Computer_DVD Player

For rooms that do not include a Blu-Ray or DVD/VCR player, the Windows Computer can be used to play DVDs. The following instructions explain how to use the Windows Computer as a DVD player:  

  • Turn on the technology system
  • Select PC as the projected source
    • The user will have to manually turn on the PC as a command is not sent when turning on the technology system 
  • Press the eject button on the PC, which is found on the front of the DVD Rom. (See: Figure 5.2_Windows Computer_DVD Insert)
     Figure 5.2_Windows Computer_DVD Insert
  • Insert the disc or tape and press the eject button again to close the device. (See: Figure 5_Windows Computer_DVD Player)
  • Note: There are no controls on the Touch Panel or physical controls on the PC to control the video source
  • An application on the PC will need to be used to play and control the DVD/Video source
  • Once the disc is inserted, log into the Windows Computer
  • Search for the application "VLC" in the lower menu of the Windows Computer and open the application (See: Figure 6_Windows Computer_VLC)
    Figure 6_Windows Computer_VLC
  • Use the virtual buttons on the VLC application to play and control the video (See: Figure 6.2_Windows Computer_VLC Interface)
    Figure 6.2_Windows Computer_VLC Interface
  • Volume can be controlled within the VLC application, on the Touch Panel, or on the Window Computer audio settings. (See: Figure 6.3_Windows Computer_Audio Settings)
    Figure 6.3_Windows Computer_Audio Settings

 

If the technology does not function as described please call 315-443-2677 for assistance. 

 

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