Time
2 hours 16 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
3

Video Description

Just like there are many methods to input information into our computers, there are several ways to output that information as well. Two of the main devices used to do so are printers and speakers. We have multiple types of printing devices from laser to inkjet and they all have a multitude connection possibilities from cable to WiFi to USB. Regardless they have different setup and configuration requirements, and all will have proprietary OEM software that facilitates their installation, including for wireless and WiFi installations. Another device is speakers, you have monitor speakers, surround sound speakers and even Bluetooth speakers which may be battery powered. In each case, they may be plug-n-play but still require additional connectivity requirements.

Video Transcription

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so we talked a little bit about our different types of input in multimedia device is now we need to talk about our output device is now Our output device is, as the name construes is
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the fight. Our devices that are computer sends information to to display to us rather than giving information to our computer. The output
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is the information that's coming out of our computer. So one of our most popular output devices is going to be a printer.
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Now our printers. We have multiple different types of printers, everything ranging from small desktop printers to large copy room printers. We have thermal printers, laser laser printer's ink, jet printers
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and all of these different types of printers work in different ways, and they have different internal mechanics and different eight types that they use get into Maur the individual inner workings of some comm printers later. But for now, we all we need to know is these printers
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are typically never just plug in play, or at least as plug and play as a keyboard and mouse per se. Now we can connect the printers a lot of different ways, so we have everything from
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USB type a too tight be cables that we can plug directly into a local printer. We have network connections that allow us to connect two printers over the network through a particular print server, or sometimes printers themselves to just have a network plug into them, that we can just plug right in and connect to it with an I P address. And we also have printers that
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even now are becoming more and more popular than our wireless
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printers that we just set them up in our house and plug them into the wall with power. And they connect wirelessly to our wireless network. And we can print to them over our wireless network, which is very convenient and a lot less Cable management is going on. They're. All of these printers
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are set up in different ways. They have different types of drivers and different types of installation means.
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So we want to make sure that we're always reading those reading our instructions, checking out if we have any additional disks that we need to use to install. And sometimes if we get a printer that we can connect to over the our connect to over our network we may have a situation where all we have to do is just connect to that printer over the network, and
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it auto installs
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the drivers from it for us. And these were the nice printers thes. They're the ones that are easy to manage. But
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if we do run into issues, we always want to check out
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forums and postings online. We may want to check the frequently asked questions or the trouble shooting in the back of manuals that come with printers in order to help resolve these issues and figure out why we're not able to print or printer. What exactly is going on? In addition to our printers, we have another type of output device called speakers. Now
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our speakers. We have everything from
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headphones that we plug in to
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5.1 or 7.1 surround sound speakers or even just small stereo desktop speakers that we use. Some laptops even have our built in speakers, or we have monitors with built in speakers There sound everywhere. So at our speakers here, to our output devices and again, typically, our speakers are going to be pretty easy, easy to connect
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a lot of them will plug in with our
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standard 1/8 inch odd audio jack, but sometimes we may have a bit more complicated. Set up. We may have a surround sound set up 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. We may have a specialized audio card that we actually need to change settings and are operating system so that it recognizes to use that as surround sound and to give us the full spectrum of sound that
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we
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paid to have that set up for. Even some headphones actually are USB plug in. Then they need to have additional drivers installed so that the computer recognizes that that USB plug is actually connected to headphones and to send sound through those headphones.
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Some speakers. We now have our Bluetooth speakers that we plug. We'd simply set the speakers up sometimes their battery powered and they just connect to our computer. Sometimes we'll even connect to our phone over Bluetooth. We need to make sure that we read the instruction manuals for those because a lot of times are Bluetooth. Speakers
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don't really have additional drivers that they use.
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They just connect with the blue. They connect with our Bluetooth connectivity, and then they communicate via that method. So we always makes you want to make sure that we understand how to connect these devices and what type of connections we have to have available. We don't want to purchase Bluetooth enabled speakers if we're using them on a desktop that we don't have Bluetooth on, and then we have to.
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I understand that
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in that situation we would need to get that additional Bluetooth adapter to make those work. So we always want to make sure again, we do our research before before we buy anything before we make the investment. So we end up with the optimal purchase, and we end up with the best,
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the best gadget, the best type of speakers for a particular situation.

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Anthony Harris
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