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Regarding multimedia content
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This web site's Home page contains
two RealPlayer movies.
Various pages within the site have QuickTime audio and video movies
embedded within them. These pages will display the following icons
in their left column:
You will see a controller similar to the one below:
for each movie on that page when QuickTime is functioning on your
computer. You use it to start, stop, rewind, change the volume
setting, etc. of these movies.
If you prefer to view the same movies using RealPlayer, click
on the text link for "alternate RealPlayer movies" on
that page's left-hand column.
Below is a sample QuickTime movie.
If you see a BOX
below with a funny little symbol inside, which is NOT
a blue "Q" like the QuickTime logo above, you do not
have a current version of QuickTime installed in your computer.
If you see the "Q" logo, please
wait while the movie loads.
If you can play this movie (by using the controller at the bottom),
you can play any QuickTime movie on this site. Thanks to "progressive
downloading" you can begin playing the movie before it is
completely downloaded, but note that the player might catch up
to the download (and stop the movie). Don't be discouragedit
will keep downloading and you can view from the beginning.
If you see ONLY a controller with
NO box above it, you have an AUDIO ONLY
clip available to play.
Below are links to a sample Real
If you can play this movie, you can play any RealMedia movie
on this site. Beyond the home page, all movies are offered in
QuickTime and RealMedia.
The RealPlayer movies will load in their own separate window
and NOT within the browser page window which contains the link.
You may use the Text
Link To The RealPlayer Sample Movie, or the picture below.
|You may use the Site Map
page for an overview of all A/V content.
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