Intro

We have found that the easiest way to play videos at a JOG is via a Laptop or an iOS device. With the proper cables and adapters, you can plug any one of these directly into a projector or TV. A lot of facilitators use the Podcast app to store and play JOG stories, but a somewhat newer method is the Vimeo app on iPhone and iPad. We think that the Vimeo app is the best and easiest way to show videos if you are familiar with iOS devices. Take a look at the video tutorials and instructions below, and decide what you think will be the most convenient for you.

Of course, DVDs are a great way to play videos as well. If you don't have one, we'd be glad to send one your way. As always, we're here to help answer any questions you may have. Just get in touch with Lindsey Johnson.

Vimeo App on iPhone or iPad

These instructions were drafted for devices with iOS 9. If your device does not have iOS 9, instructions may differ slightly.

  1. Open the Vimeo app.
  2. Tap the Vimeo logo in the top left corner.
  3. Tap the settings icon in the top right corner.
  4. Make sure that the "Add to device in HD" setting is turned on.
  5. Tap done in the top right corner.
  6. Tap the X in the top left corner.
  7. Tap the search icon in the top right corner.
  8. Tap "People", and then search for Generous Giving,
  9. Tap to select the Generous Giving profile.
  10. Navigate to the video(s) you'd like to download and tap the ellipsis icon to reveal options.
  11. Make sure you are connected to WiFi, and the tap the download icon (the cloud and arrow).
  12. Wait for the video to finish downloading (this process is sped up in the video, but it shouldn't take very long.)
  13. Tap the back button in the top left corner.
  14. Tap the Vimeo logo in the top left corner.
  15. Select "Downloads".
  16. Play your selection!
  17. Note: when connected to a TV or projector, you will need to roatate your device into landscape mode to make the video full screen.

PODCAST APP on iPhone, iPad, or iPod

These instructions were drafted for devices with iOS 9. If your device does not have iOS 9, instructions may differ slightly.

If you are having issues with sound, make sure the volume is turned up on all devices being used (computer, phone, speaker system, TV, etc.).

Make sure Airplane Mode is activated on your device so that phone calls and other notifications do not interrupt video playback.

  1. Open the Podcasts app.
  2. Search for Generous Giving - Stories from the search icon.
  3. Under the Podcasts header, choose the Generous Giving - Stories podcast.
  4. Press subscribe.
  5. Go to the My Podcasts icon at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Choose Generous Giving - Stories.
  7. Tap the settings icon.
    • Make sure the Delete Played Episodes option is turned off.
  8. Press the ellipsis (three dots) icon next to the videos you wish to download.
  9. Press the Download Episode option.
  10. To play a video, tap on the title of the video.

PODCAST VIA ITUNES ON MAC OR PC

These instructions were drafted for iTunes version 12.3. If you do not have this version of iTunes, instructions may differ slightly.

If you are having issues with sound, make sure the volume is turned up on all devices being used (computer, phone, speaker system, TV, etc.).

  1. Download iTunes here: apple.com/itunes/download.
  2. Sign into the Apple store from the iTunes menu with your Apple ID and password by navigating to Store-Sign In from the menu bar (if you do not have an Apple ID, register here: https://appleid.apple.com).
  3. At the top left side of the iTunes window, you should see icons for Music, Movies, and TV Shows. Next to the TV Shows icon, there is an ellipsis (three dots) icon. Click the ellipsis icon to reveal more options.
  4. Choose the Podcasts option.
  5. From the search bar at the top right side of the iTunes window, search for Generous Giving - Stories.
  6. Under the Podcasts header, choose this option:
  7. Choose to subscribe by pressing Subscribe on the left side of the iTunes window.
  8. Choose My Podcasts from the top center options on the iTunes window.
  9. Choose Generous Giving - Stories from the left sidebar of the window.
  10. At the top of the window where you see the title Generous Giving - Stories, click on the gear icon to access the podcasts settings.
    • Under the settings menu, make sure the Delete Played Episodes option is turned off.
  11. Under the Feed tab, click the download icon next to all podcasts you wish to use at your JOG.
  12. To watch a video, simply double-click on the podcast of your choice.
    • Under the settings menu, make sure the Delete Played Episodes option is turned off.
    • Under the settings menu, make sure the Delete Played Episodes option is turned off.