Media Help

Flash Videos and Presentations

Throughout, we provide animated features and videos that use Flash programming. If your computer has a Flash player, the presentation should play automatically. If you do not have a Flash player, you can download one from the Macromedia website.

Alternate Formats

In addition to our Flash presentations, we provide some audio and video programming in three different file formats, so that you can choose the one that's most convenient for you. The three technologies we use are: Windows Media Player, RealPlayer and QuickTime. In order to view our programming, your computer will need one—it doesn't matter which—of these three software media "players."

One of these players may already be installed on your computer. If Windows Media Player or QuickTime is already installed on your computer, you should:

  1. Click on the link for the video you'd like to see or audio you’d like to listen to, in the format that corresponds to the software player installed on your computer.

  2. View the video or listen to the audio when the software player automatically plays it for you.

If you do not have any of the players, or if one of the players does not seem to be functioning correctly, you can download and install the most recent version of any one of the three by following these instructions:

  1. Download Windows Media Player or QuickTime for free by clicking the appropriate link below; it only takes a few minutes. If prompted "What do you want to do with this file?", respond by clicking "Save file to disk".

    Windows Media Player


  2. Remember where in your computer you've saved the file to.

  3. Install the software player you've downloaded. To do this, double-click on the software player file that you've saved on your computer (in the same location you downloaded it to). The player will run a self-install program.

  4. Return to the page with the video file you wish to view or audio file you wish to listen to. Click on the link for the format that corresponds to the software player you just installed on your computer.

  5. View the video or listen to the audio when the software player plays it automatically for you.

Also, you may see multiple links to the Media Help page (this page) if java script has been disabled. To determine how to enable java script, select ‘Help’ in your browser and begin by searching on ‘java script’ to learn how to enable this for your browser.

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