Vidami, as you may know, is a hands-free footpedal for looping and slowing down video, and scrolling tabs and songsheets on screen.
Up until recently, it was compatible with online streaming videos played in the Chrome or Safari browsers, but not stand-alone MP4 videos.
So we were excited to hear that it was now compatible with downloaded MP4 files, because, of course, that’s what you get with Jerry’s Guitar Bar.
We tested it out with a few recent JGB videos and it was excellent and worked perfectly.
However, unfortunately we jumped the gun a little. The very earliest JGB lessons (about 200 of them) have older codec configurations that aren’t compatible with the Chrome or Safari browsers, and therefore can’t be played using the Vidami.
Just to be clear: All these lessons work fine in the normal way you use your JGB lessons. They play in all the major video players like VLC, Windows Media Player, QuickTime and many others. But they don’t currently play in the Vidami.
And, again, this is only true of the earliest JGB lessons. The vast majority work perfectly with the Vidami.
The good news is that this problem can be easily solved.
You’ll need to download and install the free video converter app ‘Handbrake’, which you can get here:
On Handbrake, simply convert any old JGB video that doesn’t currently work with Vidami. Convert MP4 to MP4 using the default setting, and save the converted file.
That one will work fine with the Vidami and you’ll be able to enjoy all the looping and slowing down tools that are so useful to your practice.
All good wishes,
Jerry & Isabel