if you'll watch clips from the Web site or download them to your
Video files are very large. They can be opened directly from the
Web site if you have a fast connection speed. But slow computers
and Internet connections can make watching them in this way difficult
your connection is slow, try downloading the clips to your computer
before using them. See Download
and Play Clip (below). You can save clips on your computer's
hard drive or you can burn them onto a CD. Once you have them,
you can use them quickly and dependably in your classroom.
a Media Player (free) if you don't have it.
Most Journey North video clips have the ending .wmv
and can generally only be played only with Windows
Media Player. (A few end in .rm and must be played
with Real or Real One Player.)
If you don't have these on your computer, you can download them
free. You will only need to download the software once. You'll
use it with many Journey North video clips.
STEP 3: Click
and Play Clip (For Mac OS X and higher)
The latest version of Windows Media Player for the Mac allows
you to click on a video clip address and play it in most browsers.
Newer Macs have the Safari browser, which also allows you to click
and play Windows Media Player files. Download
the Safari update.
Macs: Click and Play Clip
(For below Mac OS X)
If you click on the video link and a browser window opens with
Macs: Download and Play Clip
(for below Mac OS X or slow connections)
To download a video clip to your computer, hold down the mouse
button over the link, and select "Download Link to Disk"
or "Save This Link As" from the menu that appears.
Once the file is completely downloaded and saved, you can open
it from your Windows Media Player (open the Windows Media Player
and select “open” from the “File” menu.)