There are two ways to play a QuickTime sound/video object in your browser: with a "plug-in" or with a "helper application". A "plug-in" plays the object inside a page on your Web browser, while a "helper application" is launched outside of your browser, and the object is played inside of that.
Both methods take the same amount of time to load a given object, and work equally well. However, plug-ins for QuickTime are not available on all types of computers (in particular, UNIX workstations) so we have had to design all the pages which use QuickTime assuming you will use a helper application rather than a plug-in. This means the data is presented in such a way that it works best to have the videos or sounds running in a separate window, while the browser stays viewing the page you launched the video/sound from.
Follow the steps below to configure your browser appropriately:
If your browser is already set up for QuickTime, after you follow the link at the end of this list, you should see either:
Now, try this link.
If neither of the above happen, then you should proceed to one of the sections below. If you're using a help application, then you can just go back to where you were before this page, and happy viewing! If you're using the plug-in, we recommend that you reconfigure to use a helper instead, as desribed in one of the configuration sections below.
The specifics of the process will depend on the type of computer you're using. See details for:
Please contact us if, after trying the above instructions, you cannot get your browser to view the sounds and/or movies.
Apple Computer's information on QuickTime is also available.
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