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The Video Streamer currently uses Sun Microsystem's Java Media Framework (JMF) for working with video clips and sound. The version of JMF 2.1.1 tuned for Windows needs to be installed on your computer before the Streamer can play video clips. It takes about a minute to install. Once installed, you don't need to deal with it again.
Currently, there is not a performance
pack version of JMF for Macintosh. The Video Streamer has only been tested with
the Windows version of JMF.
1 - Download JMF (~5.2 MB, about 2 minutes with cable/DSL)
Go to the JMF Download page and get the Windows Performance Pack version if you are using Windows.
2. Install it (one minute)
Follow the JMF installation instructions for setting up and running JMF for Windows. The JMF installer takes about a minute.
When installation completes, verify
that your autoexec.bat file now has a line something like the following:
This assumes that the installation placed JMF in C:\Program Files\JMF2.1.1.
Note: Sometimes the JMF installer
does not copy all the necessary files to the appropriate directories for Netscape
and you might need to copy some files by hand. See the section labeled Running
JMF with Netscape Communicator on the JMF
installation instructions page for more details.
Roughly speaking, JMF for Windows likes:
or the JMF
site for more details about hardware and software requirements.
Unfortunately there ia currently no Macintosh solution for playing video clips with sound in the Streamer. Hopefully a version of the Streamer based on QuickTime for Java will be available here soon. If you have a Mac, please check back periodically.
Linux users, try this: JMF on Linux. The Streamer has not been tested on Linux, so please send comments on what you find to streamer@LightMoves.net. Thanks.
that JMF is installed correctly.
First, you might go to the JMF Diagnostics page to make sure JMF is set up correctly. If all goes well, you should see something like the following:
Java 1.1 compliant browser.....Maybe
JMF Version... 2.1.1
Native Libraries Found
if you have Java development software (JDK) on your machine, at this point
you can run JMStudio to make sure that JMF runs well locally on your machine.
Once JMF is installed, return
to the Streamer page and see if the clip list shows up in the Control Panel.
Hardware Requirements for JMF
Software Requirements for JMF with Streamer
Check out Sun's JMF site for much more.