Audio - Video Help Page
The most recent advancement in our electronic field trips is the inclusion of streaming audio and video content. Streaming content can be played without the need to wait for the entire file to download before playing begins. Our electronic field trips contain RealOne Player content that can only be played if you have RealOne Player installed on your computer. In order to play the streaming video files, you must also have a fast Internet connection. A connection that is made through a telephone line is not adequate to play the streaming video content properly. Broadband connections such as Dual ISDN, DSL, cable, and LAN, can generally play the video content. You do not need to know your exact connection capabilities since you can test your ability to play streaming video by using the link below.
IMPORTANT - If you are uncertain if you have RealOne Player installed on your computer, click the test link below, then wait thirty seconds. If RealOne Player is installed, a short video clip will play. If RealOne Player is not installed, you will get get an advertisement intended to have you sign up for a RealOne Player free, 14-day trial period. DO NOT ACQUIRE REALONE PLAYER THROUGH THAT PAGE. Instead, return to this page and click on the second link below to get your free RealOne Player. If for any reason you do not choose to install RealOne Player, a link to the low-bandwidth version of this program is available at the bottom of this page. There is a link to the high-bandwidth version down there too.