User groups

Explore video playing on RISC OS in the Midlands – 18th January

The Midlands User Group (MUG) is kicking off the year by looking at how to play videos on RISC OS – with a look at playing YouTube videos in particular. This is the topic of their next meeting, which will take place on Saturday, 18th January.

Software you can expect to see demonstrated at the meeting will include Raik Fischer’s YTPlay – a fairly recent development for doing what it says on the tin in the application name – playing YouTube videos. It needs a number of other resources, such as FFMpeg and FFplay for converting and playing the YouTube videos, and a tool for downloading them in the first place called Youtube-dl, which is a Python module so that needs to be available as well, so all of these will form part of the demonstration.

You might think that all sounds like it could be complicated to set up and use – and if so that’s all the more reason to head to the meeting if possible and see it demonstrated, possibly along with other video-related software.

The place to be, at 2:00pm on Saturday, is:

Wychbold Village Hall,
School Road,
Wychbold,
WR9 7PU.

The venue is just a short hop from M5 Junction 5, and Wychbold is well served by public transport for those not driving – there are bus stops on the main road, and both Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove railway stations are only a short bus trip away.

The group’s meetings usually take place on the third Saturday of odd months, and are open to both members and non-members, though the latter are expected to pay a small entrance fee to contribute to the cost of the hall, etc. Annual membership costs £25, and is typically collected at the January meeting.