jQuery-based Teleprompter Software by KV5R
yes, it’s free!
© 2013 by KV5R — Rev. Feb. 24, 2013.
To use jPrompter, you will need to download it (below), then go to the jQuery.com site and get jQuery (current production version), and then get the jquery mousewheel plug-in (Google its location).
- Make a folder for it, such as c:\jprompter.
- Put jPrompter.html in it.
- Make a sub-folder in that called js.
- Put jquery-1.9.1.min.js (or latest version) in the js sub-folder you made.
- Put jquery.mousewheel.min.js (latest version, by Brandon Aaron) also in js.
- Open jPrompter.html in a text editor and check the script links, like:
to make sure they match your versions and relative location.
- Open a good browser (not IE) and run jPrompter as a file, such as:
You can write your script directly in jPrompter’s prompter screen, or the HTML box, or you can simply copy and paste in a video script from a text editor. Note that jPrompter will save the last-used script, and most settings, in your browser’s “LocalStorage,” but don’t depend on it! Always copy your script from the HTML box and paste it into a text editor (like Notepad, or better, Notepad++) and save it! Why: LocalStorage may vanish when you clear your browser cache, and browsers do not (cannot, for security reasons) save files directly to the local file system, without using a web server and some server-side language. If you want to add file open/save features to jPrompter, feel free, but you’re gonna need something like an Apache web server and PHP to do so. I decided to keep it simple, so didn’t make a full client-server application.
The Only Official Download
Download jPrompter (8kB, zipped)
Please remember: No Support! I just cannot answer any “how do I…?”-type questions at this time. Thank you!
Better in HD 720p, fullscreen…
(jPrompter screencast starts at 5:57)
Happy jPrompting! —KV5R
I am in a video club where we film documentaries for public access television. Sometimes in an interview our subject could use a teleprompter.