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Guru Rattana Online - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We are always looking to augment this FAQ. If you can't find an answer to your problem, please contact webmaster@yogatech.com for assistance.

Service Enhancements
Viewing
Subscriptions & Payments
Troubleshooting
 
Service Enhancements
What can I expect from your new, upgraded service?

All our videos have been checked and re-rendered to a higher picture quality. Some editing has been done and the sound tracks have been enhanced, providing much greater clarity, reduced background noise and the elimination of annoying artifacts. You can now watch a video from beginning to end without interruption, or you can use the new links to navigate to whichever available starting point you may wish to view from. Our new server can provide video feeds for virtually all devices ranging from desktops to smart phones. Descriptions and other background information have been updated.

Will I need to pay more for the new service?

We are increasing our charges for new account applicants, but all existing subscription accounts will be grandfathered in at their present rates. Those paying for access by credit card or those whose subscriptions have been allowed to expire or which have been cancelled will need to pay the new rates when they renew.

I can no longer find the video I have been using?

As part of our service update, we have changed some titles to better describe the content of certain videos. In these cases you will find the original title listed in the "References" section beneath the play window.

Viewing
Do I have to sign up in order to view your videos?

Yes, but it is a very simple process - we just need your name and email address. Whilst you are completing the subscription, you can even apply for a PayPal account if you don't already have one. Alternative arrangements are available to pay for 6 and 12 month periods by credit card.

Do I need to download any special software to view your videos?

No, our videos are available in both HTML5 and Flash formats and will play on virtually any device, including iPhones, iPads and Androids.

Can I download your videos to play them later on my PC?

No, we do not allow offline storage of our videos. If you are concerned about local Internet speed, then we suggest you select your video in advance. Click play and then pause. After a few minutes you should have enough video stored in your cache to allow for a smooth and uninterrupted playback experience.

Can I fast-forward or go back to a previous point during playback?

Yes. Move your cursor over the video screen and the toolbar will appear. Use your mouse to drag the progress indicator (the vertical white bar next to the current play time) forwards or backwards along the tool bar.

With our new service you can also click on the links below the video window in order to jump directly to a subsequent or previous section of that class.

What Internet connection speed do I need?

We recommend a broadband connection, at least 1.4 MB/s. Our streaming video server has the capability of serving video at varying download speeds, but a faster download will insure a better viewing experience.

How many videos are currently available?

We currently have 74 videos on our system, amounting to a total viewing time of around 120 hours. There are also a number of additional videos undergoing editing which will be made available in the future.

Subscriptions & Payments
Do I need a PayPal account in order to subscribe?

No. You can follow the simple sign-up process for PayPal as part of your subscription application, or alternatively use our secure credit card payment facility to obtain access for fixed 6 or 12 month periods.

If I cancel my subscription, will there be any refund?

No, subscriptions are non-refundable, and will renew automatically until cancelled. However, if you have an annual subscription and forget to cancel, then we will give a full refund provided that you notify us within 7 days of payment, and you have not accessed our video service during this period.

How do I unsubscribe?

Log in to your account.

Click on the link to "View/Edit my Account Settings".

Click on the link to "Cancel PayPal Subscription".

Confirm your request "Yes".

Your request will now be processed. You will see a message regarding its status. If any problem is indicated then you should contact Webmaster

Alternatively you can go directly to your PayPal account, search for your subscription and cancel it from there instead.

I am in Germany and unable to subscribe?

Due to German currency regulations, we are unable at this time to process PayPal subscription applications from German-based subscribers. However, we do offer 6 month and 12 month options to pay by credit card on a non-subscription basis.

Troubleshooting
I can no longer access Guru Rattana Online from my home page?

If you leave your computer logged in while unused, then eventually your session will expire. Use This Link and then log in again to your account.

What should I do if my video won't start or if it only plays intermittently?

Do you have a broadband connection? Are you connecting at a busy time when your cable network may be overloaded? If you have left your computer logged in to our service when not using it, you may need to log-in to your account again.

Is your computer ok? Is it short of free memory - if the problem persists try clearing your cache, rebooting and then logging back in. Another test is to go to YouTube. If you are unable to play their videos too, then you definitely have a problem with your system.

Try to log-in to your account using a different browser or a friend's computer and see if this helps. MANY ISSUES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED USING CHROME OR FIREFOX RATHER THAN SAFARI.

If you are still not having any success with your PC then try running a registry checking program such as Registry Booster from Uniblue. This has been successful on a couple of occasions.

If you are still experiencing problems, then please contact webmaster@yogatech.com for further assistance. When doing so, please advise us of your computer system (Mac, PC, Linux), browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, safari, etc).

My video playback is not smooth - it is subjected to frequent buffering?

You may not have a broadband connection, your download speed may be too slow, or else you are attempting to view at a time when your cable service is particularly busy - for example during evenings or weekends. This could also be caused by a problem with your computer.

Exit full screen mode, if you are using this to view your video.

Ask your cable company how you can run a speed test - compare results from various times - if the service runs slower while you are experiencing problems watching our videos, you will need to ask them about a possible upgrade.

Try clearing your browser cache:

  • Chrome Preferences --> Show advanced settings... --> Browsing data
  • Safari Preferences --> Privacy ---> Remove All Browsing Data
  • Firefox History --> Clear recent history
  • Internet Explorer Tools --> Internet Options --> Browsing History

Try using a different browser.

Restart your modem and router.

Right click on the video screen and see if you have an option to change to Flash or to HTML5. If you do, click on this and see if it helps. You should watch all your videos in whichever mode works best for you.

General system maintenance:

  • Defrag your hard drive regularly (now done automatically on many modern operating systems).
  • Close all unnecessary programs which may be running in the background.
  • Make sure you don't have too many browser tabs open. Close all those which you are not currently using.
  • Check that your hard drive is not too full, and run a disk scan program to check for errors.
  • Ask your dealer if your system has sufficient RAM installed.

If your computer is too old, you may need to upgrade it or buy a newer and faster one.

My videos take a long time to start and I see a "Loading . . ." message on my screen?

This normally means that your Internet connection speed is too low to reliably support video playback. Check with your service provider.

I can no longer see the complete range of videos when I want to select?

At the top of the Video Select page you will see a drop-down list in a white box. Click on the down arrow next to it. You will see a range of options for video selection. To view the complete range select the "All Videos" option.

I am unable to view any videos. I get a message "This video is not authorized to be embedded here".
Please insure that any anti-tracking or privacy software you have on your system is temporarily disabled while accessing the videos. Such software interferes with our own anti-piracy system.

As an alternative you can add the following domains to any white or green list that your system may have:
*.wistia.com
fast.wistia.net
https://embedwistia-a.akamaihd.net
www.yogatech.com

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