Point-HD Trainer Install Guide

 

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Point-HD Trainer software install guide November 2011

Introduction

This guide provides step by step instructions on how to install the POINT-HD Trainer application.
If you intend to install the Point-HD Trainer on a new computer then the following steps will be required;

  • Run the Point-HD Validator application to verify if the target computer has the required graphics capability to run the Point-HD Trainer application. Please see the additional notes included in this section for things to try if the Validation fails.
  • Carry out Windows update, until all updates have been installed.
  • Install the Point-HD Trainer application if validation passes.
  • Enter or purchase a license key to activate the Point-HD Trainer.
  • Install 3rd party Codec's - this is only required if you wish to playback various video files.

If you are upgrading from a previous installation, then the following steps will be required;

  • Run the most current Point-HD Trainer installer to remove old version and update with new.
  • Check if new updated versions of any 3rd party Codec's are available and install these accordingly.
  • Check if any new Windows updates are available and install these.

 

Point-HD Validation Tool

The Point-HD Validator tool is used to check the graphics cards ability to run the Point-HD Trainer application. The Point-HD Trainer extensively uses OpenGL for its Graphics rendering and to be able to run Point-HD Trainer the computers graphic card will need to be able to support various OpenGL extensions.
Running the Point-HD Validator tool will inform you if the target computer you wish to install the Point-HD Trainer onto will be OK or Not.

Step 1. Run the Point-HD Validation tool

Double click on the PointHDVaidator.exe and the following screen will be displayed as shown below;

Point-HD Validator

 

Step 2. Check Compatibility

Next click on the button marked Check Compatibility and let the application run its checks. When the checks have been completed you will see a message that will either say "You are OK to Install" or not. If you see the OK to install message then proceed with the Point-HD Trainer Installation, if not then please see the section below regarding "Not OK to install".

Point-HD Validator OK

 

Not OK to Install

If the Point-HD Validator tool displays any other message other than "You are OK to Install" this normally indicates that the Graphics hardware in the computer cannot fully support the required level of OpenGL extensions.

Point-HD Validator3 not ok

Things to try if you get the above error.

1. Update the computers Graphic driver and then retry the validation, in most cases a driver update installs the required level of OpenGL support. Remember to reboot after a driver install and before you re run the validation.

2. If the validation still fails, then you can try to change the Graphics adaptor in your computer (we recommend NVIDIA graphics cards over ATI or Intel), this is only possible if you are using a desktop or workstation type of PC where the graphics card can be updated.

3. If you are using a Laptop, then you can't change the graphics hardware and in this case you can either try to contact the laptops manufacturer to see if they have an updated driver, failing that you may have to upgrade to another machine that has the required graphics capability.

Laptop manufacturers often do not have updated drivers when the model of laptop has been superseded, even though the Graphics chipset manufacturer has more up to date drivers available. In most cases you will find that downloading an updated driver from a graphics manufacturer won't install on your laptop. This is often because the manufacturer of the laptop is using an OEM version of the drivers.

 

AT YOUR OWN RISK

If you feel brave enough, it is possible to modify the .inf file which will then allow you to use a more up to date driver obtained from the graphics vendor.

If you browse sites such as LaptopVideo2go.com and read the forums or section regarding INF Enhancer this will point you in the right direction as to what is required in order to modify standard drivers and use them with laptops.

 

Installation Procedure for POINT-HD Trainer

Step 1.

Download and run the Point-HD Trainer Installer application
First download the latest version of the Point-HD Trainer onto the target computer and then double click on the Point-HD Trainer.exe installer icon to launch the installer. If a previous version has been installed, then running the new installer will uninstall the older version first.

Point-HD Trainer exe

Step 2.

Accept the license agreement to proceed
Read the license agreement and if you agree then click on the I accept the agreement to proceed by clicking Next. If you don't agree, then click Cancel and remove / delete the software from your machine.

Point-HD Trainer License

Step 3. Select the Application Folder

By default the application will be installed into the Program Files folder, if you wish to change this location then click on browse and select the required installation folder. It is recommended that you leave the default location as is. Click Next to proceed to the next step.

Point-HD Trainer Folder Path

Step 4. Placing Shortcuts

The next screen will place the Point-HD Trainer's shortcuts onto the desktop, if you don't want shortcuts then un-tick the Create Shortcuts on the desktop box, otherwise click on Next.

Point-HD Trainer shortcuts

Step 5. Review installation items and paths.

The next screen displays a summary of the installation items, if you need to change anything then click on the Back button otherwise click on Next.

Point-HD Trainer install review

Step 6. Installing Files

The next screen displays the progress of the installation.

point-hd trainer installing files

Step 6a. Updating from previous installed version

If you are updating from an older version that was previously installed on the machine, then you will see the message shown below, it is recommended that you click on Yes and overwrite the Point-HD.ini file unless you have been advised otherwise by support.

Point-HD Trainer overwrite ini

 

Step 7.  Install x264vfw

When the screen shown below is displayed, click on Next to proceed. This is the installer for x264vfw and enables the Point-HD Trainer to record in H264.

x264vfw

Step 8. x264vfw License Agreement

Click on I Agree button to proceed with the installation.

x264 license

Step 9. x264vfw Install folder

At the next screen, click on Install button, DO NOT CHANGE the installation folder from its default setting.

x264 install path

 

Step 10. Complete the x264vfw install

At the next screen, click on Next and then on Finish on the next screen following this, to complete the installation part for x264vfw.

x264 complete install

 

Step 11. VS C++ Runtime Install

The MS VC++ 2005 Re distributable installer screen will display as shown below, click on Yes to proceed with the installation.

C++2095 runtime

 

Step 12. Completing the Point-HD Trainer Install

After the MS VC++2005 has been installed, the following screen will be displayed to complete the install, click on the Finish button to exit the installer and launch Point-HD Trainer. This is the final step to complete the installation procedure.

point-hd install complete

 

Point-HD Trainer License Key

If Point-HD Trainer is installed on a machine for the first time, it will be installed in Trial mode, this will allow you to verify that the intended machines performance with the application is acceptable.
The Trial mode runs for 30 days, after which the application will be deactivated.
To activate an installation from Trial mode to Full mode, you will need to purchase and enter a license key.
When you start up the application (in Trial Mode) you will see the following screen:

trainer key 1

To continue using Trial mode press OK
To purchase a license key, first click on the Enter Key button which will take you to the following screen:

trainer key 2

Firstly, write down the hardware fingerprint, this number is unique to each machine and installation, you will then need to email this Hardware fingerprint number along with a name that you wish the license to be registered with, you can email info@e-mediavision.com with the above information and you will be sent information regarding purchasing the key.  Alternatively please email your dealer / reseller with the above to purchase.


Once you have purchased the license key, you will be sent an email with a text file, copy the Name exactly as in the attached text document and the license key into the above blank fields and then click on OK, your key will be registered and the application will launch in full mode.

If you are upgrading from a previous version and have installed the key before, the upgrade will automatically detect the key and start in full mode.


Please note that the license key is unique to each computer and cannot be transferred to another machine, if you wish to transfer the application to another computer after the key has been issued, you will need to purchase a new key.

Installing 3rd Party CODEC's

The Point-HD Trainer has the ability to playback video files stored on the local computer as a background, the user is able to pause and annotate over the video as may be required.


Since there are many video formats in use today, it is necessary to have CODEC's which enable the video format to be decoded and played back on the PC.


By installing the suggested 3rd party CODEC's / Filters listed below, the Point-HD Trainer will be able to playback the majority of the common video formats used today.

1. K-Lite Codec Pack

Download the current version of the K-Lite Codec pack from http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

(www.codecguide.com)

There are a number of variants of the K-Lite Codec pack, the one to use is Full or Mega.

Note: Point-HD Trainer does not require 64-bit Codec's to be installed.

The following guide detailed below is based on installing the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack onto a Win 7 computer.

Step 1 .

Download the latest version of K-Lite Mega Codec pack and click on the .exe file to launch the installer and the screen shown below will be displayed. Click on Run to Proceed.

klite1

Step 2. x264vfw Message

Because Point-HD Trainer installs x264VFW, you will see the following message shown below, when the K-Lite installer runs. Select NO to proceed.

k2

 

Step 3. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Install

The screen shown below will be displayed, click on Next to proceed.

k3

 

Step 4. Advanced / Simple Install

At the next screen that is displayed, select  Simple Install and then click on Next to proceed.

k4

 

Step 5. Internal DXVA Decoders

At the next screen that is displayed, select Enable internal decoder for H.264 Video ( do not select Enable internal decoder for VC-1 video) and then click on Next to proceed.

k5

 

Step 6. Media Player Classic / Windows Media Player

At the next screen that is displayed, select Both Media Player Classic and Windows Media Player, then click on Next.

 

k6

 

Step 7. File Associations for Media Player Classic

At the next screen that is displayed, as shown below, click on Next.

k7

 

Step 8. Windows Media Player File Associations

At the next screen that is displayed, simply click on Next to proceed.

k8

 

Step 9. Speaker Configuration

At the next screen that is displayed, select next to proceed.

k9

 

Step 10. Additional Options

At the next screen that is displayed, Select NO Thanks. I don't want any of the above and then click on Next to proceed.

k10

 

Step 11. Ready To Install

At the next screen, click on Install to proceed.

k11

 

Step 12. Installing

The next screen displays the progress of the installation, let it complete.

k12

 

Step 13. Done

At the next screen, select Configure ffdshow video decoder and ffdshow audio decoder and then click on Finish.

k13

 

Step 14. ffdshow Audio decoder configuration

At the next screen displayed below, click on Directshow Control from the list of items in the left hand panel and proceed to the next step.

k14

 

Step 15. No limitations

Next click on the drop down list for Multiple ffdshow instances and change this from Only one to No Limitations as shown below, then click on Apply and then Click on OK

k15

 

Step 16. ffdshow Video decoder configuration

At the next screen displayed, select Directshow Control from the list of items in the left hand panel and proceed to the next step.

k16

 

Step 17. No Limitations

Next click on the drop down list for Multiple ffdshow instances and change this from Only one to No Limitations as shown below, then click on Apply and then Click on OK.

k17

 

Step 18. K-Lite Installation Complete

The K-Lite Codec Pack has completed it's installation, at this stage we recommend that you reboot your computer, so that the CODEC's installed are available to use.

FLV Video Playback

If you are unable to playback FLV video, then download the FLV splitter from the link below and then run the installer to install FLV splitter. Remember to reboot the computer after installation and before trying to playback FLV video.
 http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=4386&s=630

 

How to Guides

Check out the Demo's page to view video clips on how to setup and use Point-HD Trainer, from user feedback and requests we have now moved over to video guides rather than written manuals. You can also subscribe to the YouTube channel "pointhd1" to get the latest tips and tricks on using Point-HD Trainer.

 

Need more support?

Should require additional support then please Email us using the contact form found on the contact page. Please make sure to include as much information as possible to allow us to quickly diagnose any problems or recommend solutions. Typically we need to know the make and model of computer and its specifications, the graphics chipset or card in use, the driver version and nature of the problem.