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How to Install Preseria on macOS and Windows

Short version

  1. Browse to www.preseria.com/download.
  2. Download the macOS (.dmg) or the Windows (.exe) installer.
  3. Run the installer and follow the instructions.
  4. (Windows Only, Optional): If you want to use the Presenter Mode to present files seamlessly, make sure Office PowerPoint and Adobe Reader is installed on your Windows computer.

Windows

Download (.exe installer)

System requirements:

Software:

Recommended Hardware:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or i7, 2.3 GHz Dual Core or better.
  • Memory: 16 GB DDR (1600 MHz or faster) RAM.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 or better.
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet and/or Dual Band WLAN WiFi 802.11, supporting ac/a/b/g/n or faster standards.
  • Video ports: At least one HDMI or DisplayPort

Info

Our Recommended Hardware list is purely based on experience from using Preseria on various Windows laptops, downloading files over WiFi and roughly measuring the time it takes to open, close and switch between typical presentation media (PowerPoints, PDFs, Videos) in FullHD (1920x1080). Your actual system requirements fully depends on what kind of presentation media you expect to display. Decoding 4K video is more processor and resource intensive than showing still image slides etc.

The Windows version comes bundled with VLC (3.0.8) for video playback.

Install Instructions

Double-click the downloaded executable file, and follow the installation instructions.

Data Location

Preseria user data is stored with your home profile in C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\com.preseria.preseriaAir

Downloaded Presentations Location

Downloaded conferences (and their presentations) are by default stored in your documents folder under "Preseria": C:\Users\{user}\Documents\Preseria

Warning

There's no viewer for Apple Keynote files available on the Windows Operating System, and likely never will be. You should let the presenters know (in the Email Invitation they receive from you) which file formats you'll accept.


macOS

Download (.dmg package)

System requirements:

Software:

  • Mac OS X 10.9+ (up to and including OS X El Capitan) / macOS Sierra or later

Recommended Hardware:

  • Macbook Pro from late 2015 or more recent.

Install Instructions

Double click the downloaded DMG file and when prompted, drag and drop the Preseria icon to your Applications folder.

Data Location

Preseria user data is stored in /Users/{user}/.preseria , shorthand: ~/.preseria

Downloaded Presentations Location

Downloaded conferences (and their presentations) are stored in your documents folder under /Users/{user}/Documents/Preseria

Note

The macOS version of the Preseria client currently only supports the simplified "Technician Mode", which means you'll be able to download and synchronize presentation files, as well as view the Sessions and see which files belongs to which presenters, but you'll not get the "seamless transition" offered by the "Presenter Mode" available on the Windows platform.


Last update: May 4, 2020