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How to Show Journey of Generosity (JOG) Videos

Step 1: Choose Your Device

You will need to choose which device you will use to stream videos to a TV. You can use the Vimeo App on your phone or tablet, or on your laptop through an internet browser.

Phone or Tablet with the Vimeo App

    • Switch your device to Airplane Mode to avoid pop-up notifications.
    • To keep your screen from timing out and locking, go to Settings > Display and Brightness > Auto Lock > Never.
    • Navigate to the App Store
    • Download the Vimeo App
    • Open the app
    • Sign up for a free account if you don't already have one
    • Use the QR code below to open the video showcase you will use to access all videos during the JOG. This should automatically open within the Vimeo app. We suggest saving this link in the Notes app in your phone, or in your text messages for future reference or in case you are directed away from the playlist for any reason during the JOG.

    • See download instructions to learn how to save these videos to an offline playlist. We highly recommend you do this for easy access to JOG videos when Wi-Fi is unreliable.

Laptop

    • Navigate to this link: generousgiving.org/jog-videos
    • Click the video you'd like to show and then click, "Start watching.”
    • See download instructions to learn how to save these videos to an offline playlist. We highly recommend you do this for easy access to JOG videos when Wi-Fi is unreliable.

Step 2: Connect to your TV

Determine what method to use: HDMI cord or casting (ex: AirPlay or ChromeCast)

HDMI

You'll need an HDMI cord to connect your chosen device to your TV. Depending on your device, you may also need an HDMI converter to connect your device to the HDMI cord.

    • Almost all TVs have a port in the back or on the side where you can plug in an HDMI cable. Make sure it’s long enough that you are able to easily access your device throughout the JOG.
    • If you are using a phone or tablet, you will likely need an adapter to connect the HDMI cord to your phone or tablet. If you are using a laptop and it does not have an HDMI port, you will also need an adapter.

 

Casting (ex: Airplay, ChromeCast)

In order to cast, the TV you're using must be able to connect to Wi-Fi. The device you're casting from must be connected to the same Wi-Fi. Casting changes based on device and app.* If you're using the Vimeo app, the icons for casting will appear in the bottom right corner of a video.

*Note: If you use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your device, it could interfere with streaming from the Vimeo app. Please be sure to test this out on your device beforehand.

 

AirPlay 

To AirPlay a video to an Apple TV or other AirPlay-capable device using the Vimeo app for iOS, start playing a video within the iOS app on your phone or tablet, tap the AirPlay icon, and select the TV where you want to play your video.

      • Viewers can also AirPlay videos from the Safari browser on macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. To do so, tap the AirPlay icon in the Vimeo Player and select your preferred device.
      • More information about Apple AirPlay can be found here.  

 

Chromecast 

To cast a video to a Google Chromecast device, an Android TV device, or a device with Chromecast built-in, start playing a video within the iOS or Android mobile app, tap the Chromecast icon, and select your preferred device. 

      • Vimeo currently does not support casting videos from the Chrome web browser. 
      • More information about Google Chromecast can be found here

 

Step 3: Downloading the Videos for Offline Viewing

We highly recommend that you download your videos before the JOG. This is a good option If you think Internet speeds may be slow and cause the videos to load slowly and buffer, or if your JOG is in a remote location without access to Wi-Fi.

 

Downloading Videos on a Phone or Tablet using the Vimeo App

    • Within the Journey of Generosity showcase, click the three dots next to a video
    • Click Add to Offline Playlist
    • Repeat for each video you will show in the JOG
    • All videos will store to your offline playlist within the Vimeo app, and will be available to be played without Wi-Fi.

Where do I find my offline playlist?

    • Click the face icon in the top right of the app
    • Under Library, click Offline

Downloading Videos on a Laptop

    • Within your JOG playlist, press the download icon (arrow pointing down) in the bottom right corner of the videos you want to download to your device. You will download videos individually.
    • We recommend that you choose HD 1080p. This size requires less storage on your computer, but still shows with clear quality on a screen.
    • Once the video downloads, we recommend saving it to an organized folder on your desktop for easy access at your JOG.

More Helpful Tips

Closed Captions/Subtitles

All Journey of Generosity videos include subtitles/closed captioning. On your tablet or phone in the Vimeo app, you can find this feature when clicking the three dots in the upper righthand corner of the video player and selecting "Closed captions".

On your laptop, when you open a video player from the playlist, you will see the "CC" icon in the lower righthand corner.

 

Questions?

Contact tech@generousgiving.org for more help.