SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD AND VIEWING INFORMATION
THIS PAGE so that you may follow provided
instructions and helpful hints during software download and
setup. After you have set up your web browser with the
plug-in listed below, please verify its operation by clicking
on the sample video link. If the sample video performs you should
be able to view your desired video webcast or archived program.
A PLAYER TO DOWNLOAD:
video players come as plug-ins attached to your web browser.
MacIntosh computers typically have QuickTime and PCs typically
have Windows Media and RealPlayer attached to their web browsers.
For the UVA NewsMakers Series, you will need REALPLAYER
8 BASIC. Once installed, the viewer will appear as a separate
screen, similar to a small television, that will play the broadcast
and allow you to continue to use your web browser if you wish.
FOR MAXIMUM BROADCAST QUALITY, AVOID HAVING MULTIPLE SOFTWARE
PROGRAMS IN USE WHILE VIEWING.
8 BASIC SOFTWARE
To view a live or archived video stream on your computer
you can download viewer software called RealPlayer
8 Basic. This product is available as a free trial
download from this site: REALPLAYER
8 BASIC. A preview of the site and the link location
are to the right. NOTE: You only need to download
the free, trial version -- REALPLAYER
8 BASIC to view this special event via the web.
2) After arriving at the REALPLAYER
8 BASIC web site and in order to download RealPlayer
8 Basic (which has replaced RealPlayer G2 and, more
recently, RealPlayer 7 Basic), you will first answer
a few questions about your computer hardware and setup.
Here are the most likely questions with some discussion
in brackets to assist you in properly downloading RealPlayer
is your email address?
[Enter email address. Indicate, via a check box found
lower on that web page, if desired, that you do or do not
wish to receive product announcements.]
what country do you live?
[Select United States or another country depending on
type of operating system (OS) does your computer use?
[MACs (MacIntosh) have an "OS" system with
a number indicating the version. PCs will run on any one
of several Windows or other platforms including: Windows
95, Windows 98, or Windows NT, Solaris, Linux, etc. Select
your system type or the one closest in name and version
language do you prefer?
[Select a language depending on how you view the web
is the speed of your modem connection (if you are at home)?
Or do you have a special DSL connection through your cable
company, or other connection type?
[Most computers in homes use either a 28.8K or 56K modem.
Some users may have ISDN and DSL connections through wireless
and cable companies. If you are viewing from a network or
large system, for example, a business office or educational
institution, you are likely using a LAN or T1 Connection.
Check with your local technical support.]
If you computer does not meet the provided choice of answers
you can possibly download an older version of RealPlayer.
However, with older versions and with modem speeds less than
56K, we cannot guarantee the best possible quality of connection,
picture or sound. For best viewing, use at least a 56K modem
where possible. Check the
RealPlayer site for more information on older versions of
this web video software.
After answering questions and downloading, you will need
to locate RealPlayer 8 Basic on your computer harddrive and
install it. Installation at this point only requires you
to double-click on the installer and answer a few questions
about how you use and connect to the Internet (your modem connection)
and your computer's setup. The software installer will provide
some of the answers about your computer's setup and you can
go with these if they seem correct.
After the installation is complete, you will need to restart
your computer, when it is convenient, before using the new
software plug-in. Then, return to this page to test RealPlayer
by viewing the sample video. If your player functions, you are
ready to view your chosen webcast or archived video program.
VIDEO VIEWING ASSISTANCE:
feel free to email: University Webmaster with questions regarding
software download. If you experience problems viewing video
you should contact your local Internet Service Provider or the
vendor of the software you are using. See links above.
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