The Streamer is written in Java, so it is ready to run in current versions
of most browsers. To run this Streamer, click on your connection type at
the bottom left of this screen.
- The Streamer runs best with IE on Windows
The Streamer requires version 4 or newer of Netscape or Internet
Explorer. It currently works best with Internet Explorer 5.5 on Windows.
It also works reasonably well with Netscape 6.0 for Windows.
||Works very well with
IE on Windows. Use this
combination, if possible.
||Works pretty well with
Netscape 6, though sometimes sluggish.
||Works reasonably well,
but sometimes slow.
||The Streamer currently
does not run reliably under Netscape on a Macintosh.
(Solaris, Linux, ...)
||Not yet tested.
||Not yet tested.
||OK, but not best performance
||Currently not working
||Not yet tested
Note: If Java is disabled in your browser for some reason, you will need
to re-enable it before running the Streamer. Also, if you have a Macintosh,
make sure your browser's memory allocation is substantially larger than
12MB before launching it and running the Streamer.
2 - Install JMF for sound and faster startup
The Streamer includes several video clips, many including sound.
To best play sound clips in the Streamer you will need to download and
install Sun Microsystem's Java Media Framework (JMF). It is a free download
and takes about a minute to install. Once JMF is installed, the Streamer
will also start up more quickly (about six times faster). See the JMF
setup notes for more details.
Note: The Streamer sometimes has problems with JMF installations when
running under Netscape on Windows. If you do install JMF, try running
the Streamer from Internet Explorer.
- Run it
The Streamer doesn't have the usual video controls, like a
timeline slider and stop and play buttons. Part of the aim of the Streamer's
user interface is to avoid control clutter so that the image and the flow
of time are more visually prominent. After all, why stuff the screen with
controls that compete with the imagery for your eye's attention when it's
not really necessary. Sometimes, however, it takes a little time to get
used to the Streamer's way of working with video. Get familiar with the
Streamer by simply experimenting with it. Also, check out the help
pages for a more detailed description of how the Streamer works.
|Click on the type of connection you have here or at
the left to start playing the Streamer. It will take about a minute
to load with a 56K modem. Once it is running, roll the mouse around
and click on things. In a word, experiment! Check out the Streamer's
control panel for more clips to open in the Streamer.