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Installing TVersity

Download and install the your required version of TVeristy. There are two versions available a free version and a pro version.

  Free Edition Pro Edition
Features
The Pro Edition gives you the ability to watch a growing number of premium content streaming websites such as Hulu(US Only), BBC Iplayer (UK only), Joost and Sling all from the same interface.
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Minimum System Requirements
  • Pentium III 700 Mhz or better (Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz with support for Hyper Threading is recommended)
  • 256 MB of memory or more (1GB recommended)
  • 100 MB of disk space (At least 4 GB of free space is recommended for cache area of transcoded media)
  • Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 / Vista (only with UAC disabled)
  • DirectX 9.0 or higher
  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher
  • For transcoding to WMV (Xbox 360) WMP11 is recommended (otherwise WMV encoding can be done via ffmpeg instead of DirectShow)
  • Audio enabled on the computer running the software
  • Macromedia Flash version 8 or higher for the GUI

 

 

  • Pentium 4 2.8Ghz or better.
  • 256 MB of memory or more (1GB recommended)
  • 100 MB of disk space (At least 4 GB of free space is recommended for cache area of transcoded media)
  • Windows XP / 2000 / 2003 / Vista (only with UAC disabled)
  • DirectX 9.0 or higher
  • Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher
  • For transcoding to WMV (Xbox 360) WMP11 is recommended (otherwise WMV encoding can be done via ffmpeg instead of DirectShow)
  • Audio enabled on the computer running the software
  • Macromedia Flash version 8 or higher for the GUI
  • Pentium 4 2.8Ghz or better.
  • Latest Flash Player installed and working with either Firefox or Google Chrome (Flash player can be downloaded from here - please choose the Firefox version).

 


TVersity Installation Step 2

Double Click on your desired package to start the installation.

TVeristy Setup

Click on the Next Button

 

TVserity Installation Location

Unless you have a specific reason such as running out of space on you C: Drive, stick with the default and click Install.

 

Tversity Run Config Wizard

Make sure the "Run the TVersity Configuration Wizard when I click Next" is ticked and click Next

 


Tversity Installation Step 3 - Configuration Wizard

After clicking on the Next button, the Configuration Wizard show launch.

TVersity - Configuration Wizard Start

Click the Next button

 

TVersity Configuration Wizard SetupAuto Start Auto Detect
Leave "Start TVersity automatially after a reboot" and Disable Windows SSDP Discovery service" as it defaults to. Windows SSDP is a service that enables discovery of UPnP devices on your home network.If you select it Disbable and you are running Windows Media Centre, you will not be able to connect to somw devices.

Windows Firewall
Allow TVersity to configure the Firewall. Untickinh this may lead to problems further down the line

Media Sharing
If you Media you wish to view is not stored in the standard locations, uncheck these items. The Media shares can be added simply at a later stage.

 

 

Click on Configure when you are finished with your settings.

TVersity Configuration Wizard Additonal Configuration and Support Resources

It's probably worth looking at these documents as it may give a clue as to the initial teething problems you may have, depending on your setup.The above links will not effect you install.Click on Next when you are done.

 

TVersity configuration Wizard Complete

Click on Finish


Tversity Installation Setup

After clicking on Finish, TVersity now takes you into the Codec Pack setup it needs in order to decode the audio and video data of a multimedia file correctly for playback on a PC.

Tversity Install Codec Pack

Although leaving this as default (box is checked) and then pressing Next will work fine, it would also be worth unchecking this box and installing the codecs manually. The reason being that the fddshow package used in this install was already nearly 2 years old at the time of writing this guide and new updates happen relatively frequently. This would be my personal preference.

The latest version of fddshow can be found here if you wish to run this manually and you can pick this guide up further on if you wish to do this, else, click Next.

 

TVersity Codec Pack Setup

Click Next

 

Tversity Codec License Agreement

Click I Agree to continue

 

TVersity Codec Pack Components

Leave all these boxes checked if you are unsure which codecs you may need and Click on Next

 

Tversity Codec Pack Location

Leave this as the default location unless you have a reason to change it and then click Install. This will now install the Flash, MP4 and MPEG filters if you left these boxes checked and then download fddshow, ready for the next stage of installation.


Tversity Installation Installing fddshow

The TVersity codec pack setup will now install fddshow automatically. If you have choosen to install this manaually, the steps will be exactly the same except the version number will be different. 

fddshow choose language

Select your desire language and click OK

 

fddshow installation

The revision number and date on this screen will give you an idea how old the fddshow codec pack is. Click on Next to continue

 

fddshow license agreement

Make sure the "I accept the agreement" box is check and then click on Next to continue.

 

fddshow installation location

Leave the installation directory as default unless you have a reason to change it and click Next to continue.

 

fddshow install choose components

Although there are a number of options to choose from here, leave the the options as default unless you are an advanced user and click Next.

fddshow installation menu

Leave this start menu folder as default again. You will probably need to access this and change the codec settings in the future so its handy to have. Click on Next to continue.

 

fddshow Additional tasks

Videos can come in a number of different formats and you will need a codec for each of these in order to play them back. fddshow can cater for the vast majority of all the major formats and will probably mean then you do not have to install any others. However, installing dedicated codecs such as DivX or even using the codecs from applications such as PowerDVD for MPEG may improve the quality of you video stream for certain video formats and chopping and changing others such as the Audio codecs for MP3 and AC3 will also help remove some potential audio issues you may experience. For now though, except the defaults (unless you are an expert) and click on Next to continue.

 

fddshow Video Limitationsfddshow Audio Limitations

The next two screens offer you the abilbity to only use fddshow for certain applications. the default for both of the are not to limit them. Click Next on both of these screens to continue.

 

fddshow speaker setup

Next choose the speaker setup that is most like to configuration you have on your PC. For instance, if it is connected to a surround sound system then it's best to check the 5.1 or 7.1 options. Click Next to continue.

Click Next to continue on the Ready to install window.

fddshow Complete

It is possible now to go in and configure the audio and video options for fddshow but this is niot needed for most cases so you can click on Finish and your installation is now compete. You show now be able to playback just about any video you are given.

 

Your codec pack installation is now complete. Click on the Finish button of the Tversity Codec Pack 1.2 Setup window to continue. 


Tversity installation Complete

Tversity Wizard complete

You have now successfully installed TVersity. This last screen give you two options:-

  1. Start the TVersity sharing service now. This will allow TVersity to share your audio, video and photos out to other devices such as a Wiii, Xbox, 360 or perhaps other PC's on your network.
  2. Start the TVersity user interface now. If you wish to go in check you settings, the multimedia files that have been picked up etc, leave this selected.

 

 

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