LDS.org Broadcast Overview

Last Updated: 16 October 2017 at 14:57

The official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the most options for streaming and downloading Church broadcasts. Using a PC, Mac, or other Internet-enabled device, local units are able to connect to a projector or TV and play back videos for congregations. Alternately, playback may be done using a USB drive or by burning the broadcast onto a DVD.

Requirements

  • PC, Mac, or other Internet-enabled device with the following:
    • 8 GB of available disk space
    • HD graphics capability (recommended minimum 2.0 GHz or faster processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 256 MB of video memory)
  • Meetinghouse Internet or access to a broadband Internet connection
  • TV or projector with screen
  • Compatible audio and video cables

Available Content

Format

Availability

Streaming Video

  • Low to high-quality adaptive streaming - auto-detects device being used

Live or Rebroadcast

Video-on-Demand (VOD)

  • Low to high-quality adaptive streaming - auto-detects device being used

Complete session within 1 hour

Segments within 24 hours

Video Downloads

  • Medium-quality WMV (300k)
  • Medium-quality MP4 (360p 768k H.264)

Within 24 hours

Audio Streaming

  • Windows Media streaming

Live or Rebroadcast

Audio Downloads

  • MP3 (64k dialog, 256k music)

Within 8 hours

Language Availability

For information regarding language availability, please visit Formats and Channels.

Viewing Video Streams

To watch a video stream of General Conference, visit http://www.lds.org/general-conference/.

For more information on how to view video streams, please visit the How to Watch page on LDS.org.

Due to the closed-nature of some programs not all content may be available to download or stream.

Downloading Files

  1. Navigate to broadcast.lds.org
  2. Select the broadcast you want to download.
  3. Click on the appropriate links to download the files.

Connecting to a Projector or TV for Playback

Connecting the video from a PC or Mac to a TV or projector using a VGA-to-VGA cable (TV must have a VGA input port)

Note: Apple computers may require an additional dongle connector.

  1. Plug one end of the VGA cable into the VGA port on the computer.
  2. Plug the opposite end of the VGA cable into the TV or projector.
  3. On the TV or projector, select the appropriate input source.
  4. Change the computer display settings to output to the projector or TV. On a Windows 7 computer, this may be done by pressing the Windows logo key and pressing P (⊞ Win+P).

Connecting to a Projector and the Meetinghouse Video System

Connecting to a projector and the meetinghouse video distribution system can be complex because of the mixed signal types involved. However, using a scan converter with pass-through capabilities can solve this problem.

Requirements

  1. Meetinghouse with a standard Church video distribution system with a camera input location
  2. Projector with a VGA input port
  3. Scan converter similar to the Sabrent TV-PC85
  4. Two VGA cables
  5. One composite video cable (length needed will depend on the locations of the camera input and the projector)
  6. Church broadcast receiving device

Connecting the video from a PC or Mac to a TV or projector and the meetinghouse video system

Note: Apple computers may require an additional dongle connector.

  1. Plug one end of the VGA cable into the VGA port on the computer.
  2. Plug the other end of that VGA cable into the VGA input port on the Sabrent TV-PC85 device.
  3. Plug one end of another VGA cable into the VGA output port of the Sabrent device.
  4. Plug the other end of the second VGA cable into the VGA input port of the projector or TV.
  5. On the TV or projector, select the appropriate input source.
  6. Connect the composite video output cable of the Sabrent device to the camera input location in the meetinghouse.
  7. Change the computer’s output display resolution to 1024 x 768 by following the instructions on one of these tutorials: Windows 7 or Vista, Windows XP, or Apple.
  8. Change the computer display settings to output to the projector or TV. On a Windows computer, this may be done by pressing the Windows logo key and pressing P (⊞ Win+P).

Connecting the sound from a PC or Mac to a TV or projector using a 1/8-inch stereo audio cable

  1. Plug a 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo audio cable into the “line out” or headphone port on the computer.
  2. Plug the opposite end of the 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) stereo audio cable into the “line in” jack of the TV, projector, or audio system*. In many cases, you may need to use a 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) to dual RCA cable.

* Connect a pc or mac to the sound system using an EJ-8 (crab box).

 

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