Archive for March, 2012

How Can I Play The Embedded Music and Videos?

Posted: March 16, 2012

Catch The Mania is a Power Point presentation.  It is designed to play across multiple formats and computers.  However some computers have software that is older or hasn’t been updated and therefore doesn’t play the media files that are embedded in the presentation.  If you have one of these set ups have no fear, there is a dynamic presentation designed specifically for you, read about it here.

If you aren’t able to play music and video files but want to here are some suggestions, each suggestion differs between Mac and PC.

For a PC

You can download a Free Version of Power Point Viewer this will allow you to take advantage of the full range of dynamic media contained in each presentation.  The download is quick, it’s free and you don’t have to have Power Point to use it.

You can upgrade your Power Point to 2010, this costs some money but you get a pretty powerful set of tools including Word, Excel and more included with a fully functioning version of Power Point.

For a Mac

Upgrade to Power Point 2010 for Mac here or  Keynote 2009 here.  Power Point is more costly because you can’t buy it separately but you also get Word and Excel along with it.  Keynote is great because you can buy it on it’s own it’s significantly cheaper and it works great with a Mac.

With Catch The Mania you can present either a Media or Non-Media show for your trivia night.  Both are designed to be dynamic and engaging, of course we Love music so we think you’re getting the full effect of our product when you are able to play the embedded music and video files, but it is not necessary for your success!

What Game File Do I Download From The Member Page?

Posted: March 16, 2012

Catch The Mania is designed to play across a wide range of formats and computer types.  However there are some computers that have older software programs that don’t allow for the playing of media in the presentation.  If you have one of these set ups you will be able to play the slide show but you won’t hear music or see video when those rounds come up.  Have no fear!

Inside the Catch The Mania Member page there are two different types of GAME files, “Media” and “No Media”.  Each file is exactly the same except the “No Media” file is designed with some different questions to replace the music or videos.  The beauty is that the answers to each are the same, you only need one answer sheet.  There are also assorted support and marketing files in the form of PDFs, Jpegs and more.  For this article we are focusing on the Game files

So if you have a computer with software that can play music and video files you download the “Media” files and if you have a computer with software that cannot play music and video files you download the “No Media” files.  Like we said above you only need to download one of the answer sheets because they are the same for each file.

If you want to know what software supports playing music and video files click here.