Save Bandwidth with the VMcast App
VMcast uses your internet to stream videos and keep your broadcast up to date. If this takes up more of your bandwidth than you are comfortable with, there is a solution. The VMcast App lets you download ViewMedica videos and slides. When set, VMcast plays your ViewMedica content from the device. Only YouTube videos are not downloaded due to limitations within the YouTube API.
1) First, select the VMcast Loop you want to download from the VMcast app’s Loop selection screen.
2) Highlight the 'Download Content’ option. The number to the right of this button estimates how much data will be saved each time the Loop starts over. Select the 'Download Content’ button to begin downloading.
3) Videos and slides will download in the background. Your app functions normally while this happens. You can even start playback by selecting the 'Play' option. Videos and slides will be streamed from ViewMedica servers until they become available offline. You can also select the 'See List’ option to see which content has been downloaded. Items with a cloud icon on the right are still waiting to be downloaded or are streaming only.
4) Your device must stay connected to the internet to function properly. Small amounts of data are still pulled from ViewMedica servers so your VMcast Loop is always playing the latest content. Please ensure your device has a strong wifi or ethernet connection.
Clearing Downloaded Data
Sometimes your device may be too full to hold any more downloaded data. If you run out of space, remove unneeded downloaded content from the device.
Removing Content from a Single VMcast Loop
First select the Loop you want to focus on. Select the 'Remove Download' option. A blue notification will slide in once the data has been cleared successfully.
Removing All Downloaded VMcast Content
From the main VMcast Loop selection screen, press 'Up' or click on the “Settings & More” button to reveal the settings panel. Press right until the ‘Erase All Downloads’ option is revealed. Then select 'Erase All Downloads' to remove all downloaded videos and slides from your device.