30 October 2017

Open Broadcaster

Download from https://obsproject.com/

The RealSense option is only for Real Sense cameras.

Once running, try the Auto Configuration Wizard.

If it asks things you don't understand then cancel it and go to manual. Nothing is lost.

To get started you need to define a scene and name it.

Media input can be selected from a variety of sources.

Audio input capture picks up from a microphone such as the built in laptop one (proved to work).

Video capture device is probably  webcam (not able to test)

Windows Capture is pretty need. It looks at each current browser window and quite a few programs (even Excel) and lets you pick one as a recording source. Works with Youtube and even with BBC iPlayer PC app.

Sound fidelity is not great.

Static web pages can be captured. It is also possible to browse through a series of webpages and do a voice over.

To record, assemble the desired sources and press Start Recording. Continue until done and hit Stop Recording (there is no Pause!).

File - Show Recordings takes you to the standard Videos folder on your computer. Files are stored in .FLV format and can be played by VLC player and probably a variety of other players.

Each Start creates a new file,


Not yet tested


Not yet tested.

28 October 2017

G Suite Add User fails with Outlook 2016.

After installing Office 2016 you then install the Google Apps Sync and try to run the "Set up a G Suite user".

Program runs for a few seconds then vanishes.


Open Settings - Apps (Win 10) or Control Panel - Programs and Features (Win 7).

Left click (Win 10) or Right click (Win 7) on Microsoft Office 365/2016.

Select Change then Repair.

Reboot the computer.

Try the G Suite program again.

10 October 2017

Office 2016/365 "has run into an error that is preventing it from working correctly".

This can afflict newly installed systems.

Check that the installation has been registered with the relevant account. Sometimes Office is slow to do this.

Run the proffered Repair.

Go to File - Account.

Check whether registered. If not then the Registration request should pop up.

Failing this, try running an Update (from the same page)

Finally, reinstall Office and try these steps again.