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Thread #168306 Message #4066322
Posted By: Mysha
28-Jul-20 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Hints for Zoom Singaround Hosts
Subject: RE: Tech: Hints for Zoom Singaround Hosts
Memory: Seems to me that the least the seller of the computer with too little memory could do, would be to find out for you what to do about it. I wonder about the requirement, though. I run on 4G real and 4G virtual, and I can go for days without a restart. I don't see how that would be different if I manage to send more. (I can record on my computer now, even if not connected; but I don't know how to check the sending part, and I don't know how it's recording without a connection. Some more research is in order.) Was this new computer bought with the current crisis in mind? Then it should be sufficiently strong.
Dictatorship? Well, that'll eventually cause problems, regardless of how strict or gently it's done. People all have different limits (not the right word), and you can't dictate rules that'll work for everyone. E.g., all of MG's requests are things that I would not want to be dictated but that ought to be part of the mores. (Is that the right word in English? I think it is, but it may have slightly different nuances compared to the same word in other languages.) The bit about passing notes in class actually surprised me, as IRC solved that long ago and I don't understand why it's not built-in into Zoom if it's not.
Where was I?
Sooner or later, guiding the group will give problems; try to be fair but not panicky so. If everyone shows up for cocktails the next week, then things worked out fine.
"Original Sound on" does help when there is more than one source of sound. Singing along with acoustic instruments, it doesn't do a lot; it might do a bit more when you're singing along with your electronic Melodica. But the big difference ought to come when someone shouts "All together"! I don't know at what point it blows up everybody's computers and i-net connections, though. I expect it'll just compress all quality out of it trying to push it all through the wire, but I can't as yet test it. That reminds me: I was going to ask Ted Kaye what they are using for going virtual. Do you know? Maybe their community singing did link voices together.
Oh well. Since people came up with the resizeable edit windows, I sometimes write far too large messages. It's a bit of writing long messages for the lack of time to make them smaller.