software will I need to view the video?
these videos, you must download a free player from Real
Networks (www.real.com). Be
sure to look carefully for their free player - they try
to hide it in favor of their more expensive "enhanced"
be able to download a version for Mac, Windows and several flavors
of UNIX. We encourage you to keep your Real software as up-to-date
as possible to take advantage of superior compression capabilities.
SLAC videos should be backward compatible with older versions
of RealPlayer, but the overhead for this feature is high, and
it may be discontinued in the future. [top]
do I view the slides?
the talks include a link to a .pdf file containing the
slides for the talk. These files require the Adobe Acrobat reader
to open. It can be downloaded for free from the Adobe
site (www.adobe.com). [top]
speed of connection will I need?
minimum connect speed of 56 kbps is required; 28 kbps is possible
but may start and stop. Both these speeds will yield a very
jerky video. For recent videos, Real Player software will automatically
choose the best quality video supported by your network connection.
For older videos, you will have a choice between a G2 (faster)
and v.5 (slower) connection speeds.
if I have trouble viewing the video due to network congestion?
video files may also be available for you to download directly
to your machine. Email
about downloads. However the files will be very large (~100-300
Mbytes each), so the download may take a long time. [top]
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