Bowling Green State University


What is DVSS?
Digital Video Streaming Services (DVSS) is a replacement and upgrade to the former CCTV system. Television Learning Services (TLS) is now able to stream to your classroom, desktop, or residence hall high quality video assets using the Universities Gigbit Ethernet network. New features to the DVSS system include the ability to play, rewind, and fast forward the video from your classroom or desktop and the ability to reserve video assets for preview or playback from your computer. In addition to this streaming service, TLS has also replaced our online catalogue with a more robust search engine that is capable of searching the programs written description, the program transcript, and can be trained to recognize faces and read text presented on screen.

How do I use the DVSS? (Quicktime is required)
The following video links will show you how to use the DVSS.
* Search for and schedule programs for classroom use.
* Search for, schedule and view programs on your computer desktop.
* Search for and schedule programs for residence hall cable TV channels.
* Operate the Set Top Box (STB) in the classroom.
* Copyright and the WBGU-TV DVSS

How do I use the equipment in my classroom?
A complete list if DVSS capable rooms and associated operating instructions is
available online at http://wbgu.org/dvss/rooms. The operational instructions vary
slightly from room to room because of the different equipment installed in each
location

Office/Lab/Res. Hall Room desktop requirements
To view video on your computer desktop in your office, in a computer lab, or in a
residence hall, your computer needs to have the following software installed.

Macintosh
* Internet Explorer 5.1 or greater or
Netscape Communicator 4.7 or greater or
Safari 1.2 or greater
* Apple Quicktime 6.2 or newer

PC
* Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater
* Apple Quicktime 6.2 or newer
*(Note: There is a known issue with firewall software, including the Windows XP
built-in firewall, that prevents videos from playing to the desktop. Windows XP
users who experience difficulty viewing videos on their office pc should contact
the ITS Help Desk at 419-372-0999. Residence hall users who experience
difficulty should contact RCC at 419-372-8077.)


Off Campus system requirements
To view videos off-campus, your computer must meet the following criteria.

Internet Connection
* A DSL or Cable Modem with a connection speed of at least 500 kb/s is required.
(Modem connections of 56k and other "dial ups" are not supported.)

Macintosh
* Internet Explorer 5.1 or greater or
Netscape Communicator 4.7 or greater or
Safari 1.2 or greater
* Apple Quicktime 6.2 or newer

PC
* Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater
* Apple Quicktime 6.2 or newer
*(Note: There is a known issue with firewall software, including the Windows XP
built-in firewall, that prevents videos from playing to the desktop. Windows XP
users who experience difficulty should turn off their firewall while watching. To
protect you system, it is in your best interest to turn your firewall back on when
finished viewing.)