Successfully Playing Your Ride Fit™ Indoor Cycle Training Videos
Information on the best way to setup your smart device, PC, Apple Mac, iPad, tablet, DVD player or other media device to play the Ride Fit™ series of training videos can be found below.
With so many types of media device on the market today it is impractical to test our downloadable products on every device. Thus, before buying one of our downloadable products we recommend you download the One Minute Sample Video. If this sample video plays successfully on your media device you can purchase our product confident that it is compatible with your viewing platform. If you have any problems playing the One Minute Sample Video please contact us and let us know what device you're using. We'll make every effort to determine if your media device is compatible or inappropriately configured.
Download Your Videos, Please Do Not Stream Them From The Internet
Please DOWNLOAD the video files associated with your Ride Fit purchase to your PC, Mac or smart device (if appropriate) by right clicking on the link(s) within your fulfillment e-mail. Please DO NOT stream a video file directly from the Internet using one of the provided links - play it only after it has been downloaded and stored locally.
For Windows based machines, there are two different ways to download your videos. Which one works depends on your OS, browser and e-mail client. Method #1: Left Click the link associated with the file you want to download. A dialog box should come up with "Open With" or "Save File" options. Check "Save File", and click OK. This should bring you to a download window where you can see the progress of your download. Method #2: Right click on a link and either select the option, "Save Target As", "Save Link As" or similar. Again, available selections will depend on the e-mail client/browser combination you are using.
For Apple OS based machines, such as the Apple Mac, right click on a link and either select the option "Download Linked File As", "Download Linked File", "Save Link As" or similar. Available selections will depend on the e-mail client/browser combination you are using.
Once your videos are downloaded and stored locally, streaming your Ride Fit™ workout to a TV via something like a network connected PS3 or Apple TV does, however, make for a great way to view your videos.
For Apple smart devices including the iPad, iPhone or iTouch, the Ride Fit™ video files you want on the device must be uploaded to it using iTunes. Thus, to get the required video file on your device, first of all you need to download/transfer the file onto the computer that is running iTunes. Next add this file to the iTunes library. Do this by launching iTunes and then from the File drop down menu (top left) select "Add File to Library". Select the video file from the directory/folder you downloaded it to. Having added the video file to the iTunes library it is now ready for uploading to your device. When you next connect your device to your computer, sync iTunes and the video file will now be copied to your device and be readily accessible. You have to ensure that allowing movies to sync is checked within iTunes. Repeat this process for all the video files you want on your iPad, iPhone or iTouch.
Sometimes you may find that the Apple device fails to recognize the video file as an Apple compatible file. This is rare but it has happened. If this occurs and the file has not got corrupted during the download process try the following. Once the movie is loaded into the iTunes library, go to Movies and select the video. Now go to the Advanced tab, select Create iPod, iPad or Apple TV version and convert the file. This may take considerable time depending on the machine you're running. Then upload the video file to your Apple device.
The iPad, iPhone or iTouch do not allow a file to downloaded directly to the device. The file must be uploaded to the device using iTunes.
Unlike Apple smart devices, which use iTunes to connect to the device, most Android based platforms
do not use a computer application to control media upload. Rather, when an Android device is
connected to your home computer (typically via a USB cable) it looks like an external storage device.
Thus, after the computer is successfully connected to the Android device, use a program like Windows Explorer (PC) or Finder (Apple Mac) to copy the downloaded Ride Fit™ video(s) into the appropriate directory on the Android device. For example, for most Android tablets you can download a video file to the \DCIM directory and it will then show up in the Gallery under DCIM. For other device storage location please check your specific device instructions.
Windows Based PCs
A Windows based PC is one of the easiest and most flexible media platforms for playing your Ride Fit™ video.
After downloading a video from the shopping cart save it in any convenient directory location on your PC.
If you've chosen a Ride Fit™ video that includes a music track then all you need to do is open and play the video with an appropriate media player.
If you've chosen a Ride Fit™ video that does not include a music track, and you want to listen to your own selection of music while watching your Ride Fit™ video then use a music program or service (such as iTunes, Pandora, etc.) to play the music you require. After initiating the music application, minimize it and then open and play your Ride Fit™ video with an appropriate media player.
Note: For best performance we recommend the use of the free VLC Media Player available at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/. We have noted video stuttering with QuickTime on slower PCs and consequently we do not recommend it as your default media player.
The Apple Mac
The Apple Mac is also an easy and flexible solution for playing your Ride Fit™ video. After downloading a video from the shopping cart, save it in a convenient folder location.
If you have chosen a Ride Fit™ video that includes a music track then all you need to do is open and play the video with an appropriate media player, such as QuickTime. If you chosen a Ride Fit™ video that does not include a music track, and you want to listen to music while watching your video then use a music program or service (such as iTunes, Pandora, etc.) to play the music you require. After initiating the music application, hide it and then open and play your Ride Fit™ video with an appropriate media player, such as QuickTime.
If you notice that video playback stutters using QuickTime we recommend you use the free VLC Media Player, which is available http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
DVD, PS3, Other Media Players
If you've purchased a Ride Fit DVD you've got nothing to do except for popping your DVD in your DVD player, Sony PlayStation3 or a similar