Follow-up on Teamviewer - it's great


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micky

Team Viewer is great.

It has an automatic mode, which doesn't require the host compu ter
operator to agree to be controlled remotedly. Since I'm the operator
of both computers, that works out fine. I don't have to go to the
basemen4t to do more than turn the basement computer on.

Yes, it doesn't work well with video. At least not with my low-speed
dsl connection. I tried 3 randon non-cartoon videos from youtube and
when I had View/Quality set at optimize speed, the color was not even
VGA. It was like color by number. When I put it at optimize quality,
the color was very good, gut the action was separate frames, very
patchy.

But for text and still pictures, so far it 's very good. I'm in bed
two floors up and everything works, except it does take a quarterf
second for a typed characterr to show up on my screen. But I just
keep typing and eventually they all show up.

MY big delay in posting this was that I couldn't find my bag of spare
mice, so I had to swipe the one from the basement computer. I
decided I didn't like the mouse I had been using with the netbook.

I'm also using an ext ernal keyboard, which is good because sitting on
the bed, I would have a lot of trouble using the int ernal one, and I
don't know it by heart or habit, like a standard keyboard.


On this my first time, the mouse took 30 seconds or more to start
working. I don't know why.

And the "window" in the middle, that disappears to t he right, except
for a little tab, when I clicked on that tabe, wouldn't move for
another couple minut es, I don't know why Well maybe because I was
clicking on the bottom half of the tab, notthe top half. This session
the box and its tab are almost black, so I couldn't see where to click
(or what the box says.)

I haven't connecteed a headphone or anythin just the netbook internal
speakers, and I'm also watching tv, so I haven't heard any sounds the
netbook might have made.

I t has the ability to pass through two-key commands like cntl-tab,
alt-tab etc. if one tics Accept key combinations. And ways to send
cntl-alt-delete, and to reboot.

If one goes to full screen mode, it blacks out the background, the
other tasks on the netbook and the taskbar. Because the netwook has
a wide aspect ratio, that leaves a vertical black bar on the side but
everything else on this Acer netbook is very readable, even 2 feet
from the screen.

I can see that it has loads of ot her capailities, like chaitting
between the two people, when a phone call is expensive etc.



I also have two friends who have needed techenical help It has gotten
tiresome with one to try to direct her over the phone. Since I told
her I wouldn't keep coming over and she'd have to use Remote Keyboard
with me, she hasn't asked for help! Two or three years now. I
can't believe she doesn't trust me after 15 years, but I guess she
thinks someone else will find their way in if she turns RK or Team
Viewrer on.

The other friend is very suspicious too, and has a son who lives 30
miles away, who might be a better tech than i am but he has a wife
and 3 children and other responsibilities. I haven't given her the
teamviewer lecture yet. We'll see if she'll accept it.

I wouldn't insist they leave their computer on automatic, although
Idon't know yet how to do it the other way. I think I can send
inviations from Team Viiwer that will include instructions.


Thanks all who told me about this.
 
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K

Ken Springer

I wouldn't insist they leave their computer on automatic, although
Idon't know yet how to do it the other way. I think I can send
inviations from Team Viiwer that will include instructions.

Since I'm always on the phone with the other person, I have the other
person install the full version, then run the program. They give me
their ID number and Password, and away we go.

--
Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 12.0
Thunderbird 12.0.1
LibreOffice 3.5.2.2
 
J

jim

Yes, it doesn't work well with video. At least not with my low-speed
dsl connection. I tried 3 randon non-cartoon videos from youtube and
when I had View/Quality set at optimize speed, the color was not even
VGA. It was like color by number. When I put it at optimize quality,
the color was very good, gut the action was separate frames, very
patchy.


Good description there "looks like paint by number" and frame-by-frame.

I think your cpu/gpu is overwhelmed. I get some of that frame-by-frame
stuff with mk5's, and I have seen the "paint by number" type resolution
when a CPU is either too busy or does not have the resolution power
necessary.

jim
 
M

micky

Since I'm always on the phone with the other person, I have the other
person install the full version, then run the program. They give me
their ID number and Password, and away we go.

I was definitely going to be on the phone with them, so that sounds
easy easy enough.

The second woman ended up hiring some online service that wanted to
sell her a year's contract, but ended up charging only 50 dollars I
think to make her Adobe Flash Player work, something I hadn't been
able to do anyhow.



































































































































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M

micky

Good description there "looks like paint by number" and frame-by-frame.
Thanks.

I think your cpu/gpu is overwhelmed. I get some of that frame-by-frame
stuff with mk5's, and I have seen the "paint by number" type resolution
when a CPU is either too busy or does not have the resolution power
necessary.

jim

Okay.

So last night I hibernated the netbook and went to sleep. When I woke
up I started the netbook and reconnected.

But I don't like leaving the basement computer on all night, so I'm
going to look into having it start itself in the morning. It's in
the Setup. Then I can hibernated that computer before I hibernate he
netbook, but the basement computer willl be ready in the morning.

Also, the only reason I need sound is for when I watch video. Since
I won't do that, I don't have to worry about sound being loud enough.

Written from my bed,

Micky
 
P

Paul

micky said:
I was definitely going to be on the phone with them, so that sounds
easy easy enough.

The second woman ended up hiring some online service that wanted to
sell her a year's contract, but ended up charging only 50 dollars I
think to make her Adobe Flash Player work, something I hadn't been
able to do anyhow.

Adobe Flash has a separate download package, on their archive site.
You can open this with 7ZIP, and extract just the installer you want.

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

"Release and Content Debugger archives

* (Released 4/13/2012) Flash Player 11.2.202.233 (159 MB)
* (Released 3/28/2012) Flash Player 11.2.202.228 (170 MB)
...
"

At the top level, inside the ZIP I see these. You'd use the
first or third one, depending on whether the OS install was
32 bit or 64 bit.

11_2r202_228_32bit
11_2r202_228_32bit_debug
11_2r202_228_64bit

And inside there, you can find

flashplayer11_2r202_228_winax_64bit.exe <--- ActiveX, for IE

flashplayer11_2r202_228_win_64bit.exe <--- Plugin, for Firefox/Netscape

Those are standalone installers, that sometimes get around
problems with the normal network installer idea.

Paul
 
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Ken Springer

TeamViewer remains rock solid

I've had minor visual problems with both Mac to Mac and Mac to Win7, one
each, with Teamviewer 7. The visual display on my computer froze, in
both instances.

Have no clue why, and I sent my log files for the Mac to Mac issue to
Teamviewer at their request. Did not hear back from them. I have not
checked for a new build, now that I think of it.


--
Ken

Mac OS X 10.6.8
Firefox 12.0
Thunderbird 12.0.1
LibreOffice 3.5.2.2
 
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Teamviewer just rolls out their audio/video features this year.

You may try some more mature all-in-one solutions, such as RHUB web conferencing appliance. The speed is fast.

Team Viewer is great.

It has an automatic mode, which doesn't require the host compu ter
operator to agree to be controlled remotedly. Since I'm the operator
of both computers, that works out fine. I don't have to go to the
basemen4t to do more than turn the basement computer on.

Yes, it doesn't work well with video. At least not with my low-speed
dsl connection. I tried 3 randon non-cartoon videos from youtube and
when I had View/Quality set at optimize speed, the color was not even
VGA. It was like color by number. When I put it at optimize quality,
the color was very good, gut the action was separate frames, very
patchy.

But for text and still pictures, so far it 's very good. I'm in bed
two floors up and everything works, except it does take a quarterf
second for a typed characterr to show up on my screen. But I just
keep typing and eventually they all show up.

MY big delay in posting this was that I couldn't find my bag of spare
mice, so I had to swipe the one from the basement computer. I
decided I didn't like the mouse I had been using with the netbook.

I'm also using an ext ernal keyboard, which is good because sitting on
the bed, I would have a lot of trouble using the int ernal one, and I
don't know it by heart or habit, like a standard keyboard.


On this my first time, the mouse took 30 seconds or more to start
working. I don't know why.

And the "window" in the middle, that disappears to t he right, except
for a little tab, when I clicked on that tabe, wouldn't move for
another couple minut es, I don't know why Well maybe because I was
clicking on the bottom half of the tab, notthe top half. This session
the box and its tab are almost black, so I couldn't see where to click
(or what the box says.)

I haven't connecteed a headphone or anythin just the netbook internal
speakers, and I'm also watching tv, so I haven't heard any sounds the
netbook might have made.

I t has the ability to pass through two-key commands like cntl-tab,
alt-tab etc. if one tics Accept key combinations. And ways to send
cntl-alt-delete, and to reboot.

If one goes to full screen mode, it blacks out the background, the
other tasks on the netbook and the taskbar. Because the netwook has
a wide aspect ratio, that leaves a vertical black bar on the side but
everything else on this Acer netbook is very readable, even 2 feet
from the screen.

I can see that it has loads of ot her capailities, like chaitting
between the two people, when a phone call is expensive etc.



I also have two friends who have needed techenical help It has gotten
tiresome with one to try to direct her over the phone. Since I told
her I wouldn't keep coming over and she'd have to use Remote Keyboard
with me, she hasn't asked for help! Two or three years now. I
can't believe she doesn't trust me after 15 years, but I guess she
thinks someone else will find their way in if she turns RK or Team
Viewrer on.

The other friend is very suspicious too, and has a son who lives 30
miles away, who might be a better tech than i am but he has a wife
and 3 children and other responsibilities. I haven't given her the
teamviewer lecture yet. We'll see if she'll accept it.

I wouldn't insist they leave their computer on automatic, although
Idon't know yet how to do it the other way. I think I can send
inviations from Team Viiwer that will include instructions.


Thanks all who told me about this.
 

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