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Ever want to watch a movie without getting up, sticking
a tape in the VCR and fumbling through about a million remote controls?
IT'S ALL VERY SIMPLE WHEN YOUR COMPUTER HAS VIDEO CAPABILITIES!!!
A Configured Viewer
The part most people have trouble with is getting their viewer to talk to the
Almost all viewers available today have the ability to activate
your multi-media software,
but you must tell the viewer where to find it. If your viewer has an "options" or
"preferences" choice, click on it. There should be a choice like "helper applications", click on
it. (In Netscape, you will get a box that has a drop-arrow. After you click on the arrow, the last
choice is helper applications.) The box that appears will say something like "mime type", "action"
and "extension". There should be at least one line that talks about .avi
(most Window's machines have mulit-media software for avi files)
or .qt (most Mac's have multi-media software for qt files).
Highlight that line by
clicking on it once. If the action space has ???? in it, your browser
doesn't know where to find
your multi-media software. The "browse" button will help you find the executable (.exe) file that will activate your
multi-media driver. Should you be running windows, chances are the basic
multi-media player is located at
Make sure to click OK. If you have upgraded software, you
need to find out which .exe will start your software. You can try looking in the manual.
MP4 .avi files offer the best quality video with the fastest
download time. Click here for more
information on MPEG files.
The highest quality, "get the most for your disk space" video
format would have to be Quicktime, developed by Apple. It allows
high quality audio and video, all with simple, easy to use Quicktime
Want to sample some Quicktime video? Here's the Millenium Falcon
What? You don't know how to view the spectacular display
of special effects and computing technology? Then check out
Apple QUICKTIME Viewer Page!
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