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Configuring MEDIALecture on a PC

In this section you can make several configuration changes to affect the way that the MEDIALecture application behaves and will work for you.

To configure the application, click on Settings.

Medialecture application settings

Local Media Files Storage

This is the path to where the recordings will be saved. If you wish to change this, click on Browse and select an alternative destination.

Windows data location image

Select a Webcam

If you have more than one webcam connected to your PC, then you can make a choice from the drop-down list. If you only have the computers built-in webcam this will be displayed as the default device. Here you can also choose the quality of video capture you require. We recommend using 720p if your webcam is capable. 

Webcam setting

Please note that clicking More will expose additional quality options, however it is not recommended to use these due to the way the encoding process has been optimised for compatibility in MEDIALecture and Mediacentral.

Capture Settings

The Mediacentral team recommend that for the best quality you should choose 1080p as this gives you the best quality screen recording, this is especially important if you are capturing a PowerPoint (or similar) presentation. Please note that using the Low Capture Mode setting is not recommended.

Screen Capture settings

Select a Microphone

If you have a microphone attached to your computer then you can use the drop-down list to select the audio input device you would like to use, if no external device is available then MEDIALecture will use your computer's built-in device for voice input.

Choose your microphone

Media Upload

This option is recommended if you have limited disk space on your computer, by checking the box your recordings saved to your computer will be deleted only after they have been uploaded to Mediacentral.

Media upload choice

Save your Settings

Once all the desired changes have been made click on SAVE to commit them.

Save settings button

Using MEDIALecture on a PC

To use MEDIALecture on a PC follow these instructions