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. 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. See Download
and Play Clip (below).
a Media Player (free) if you don't have it.
Most Journey North video clips have the ending .wmv
and can be played only with Windows Media Player.
(A few end in .rm and must be played with Real
or Real One Player.)
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: Option:
Click and Play Clip
People using Windows with Internet Explorer and some versions
of Netscape Navigator can view a video clip directly from the
web by "left clicking" on the URL. Windows Media Player
will open automatically and begin to play the video clip.
Download and Play Clip
To download a video clip, "right click" over the URL.
Choose "Save target as" or "Save link as"
from the menu that appears. A dialog box will allow you to select
the directory where you want to save the video file. Once the
file is downloaded, you can open it from Windows Media Player.
(Open the Windows Media Player and select “open” from
the “File” menu.)