Even just a few years ago, few people imagined we would be watching videos, movies, and television programs through the computer. But as the broadband widens and more consumers plug into it, connections to today’s faster Internet are bringing home files that not too long ago were prohibitively large.
How it’s done will be the subject of “Video, Movies and TV on the Web,” a presentation by Sol Libes of Ewing’s SeniorNet on Tuesday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m. The free session takes place at SeniorNet’s new facilities at 999 Lower Ferry Road in Ewing and will be preceded at 1 p.m. by a question and answer session. The program is the latest in SeniorNet’s on-going “Computer Tips and Tricks” series presented on the second Tuesday of each month. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.ewingsnet.com or call 609-882-5086, or 609-883-1009.
“TV over-the-air is going digital and computers with low-cost digital tuner devices are becoming an alternative to buying a new digital TV,” Libes says. He plans to discuss some of the TV programming currently available on the World Wide Web, much of which is free. He also will talk about some of these new technologies and give some insight into what the future might hold.
Libes, a member of SeniorNet’s all-volunteer faculty for the past nine years, is a retired professor of electrical engineering and computer programming. He also is the author of 16 books primarily on computer hardware and software design. He has written extensively for many magazines and journals, served as a monthly columnist for “Byte” magazine, and was for 10 years the editor of Microsystems Journal, a publication for computer hardware and software designers.
In 1975, Libes founded the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey, the oldest personal computer club in continuous existence. He also co-founded the Trenton Computer Festival, an annual event returning to the College of New Jersey on April 23.