Archive for March, 2012

How Can I Play The Embedded Music and Videos?

Posted: March 16, 2012

Catch The Mania is a Powerpoint presentation.  It is designed to play across multiple formats and computers.  However some computers have software that might be 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 may be able to download a free version of Powerpoint  – 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 Powerpoint to use it.

You can upgrade to Powerpoint 365, which may cost some money but you get a pretty powerful set of tools including Word, Excel and more included with a fully functioning version of Powerpoint.

For a Mac

Upgrade to Powerpoint 365 for Mac here or Keynote here. Keynote is a great alternative.

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, and are the same presentation (just missing the audio round in the Non-media) We think you’re getting the full effect of our product when you are able to play the embedded music 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 licenses that allow venues to play copyrighted music, so if the venue where you are hosting trivia doesn’t have these licenses, you may consider using the non-media file.

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 no audio files.