This CD and the video contained on it has been verified to run
pretty well on both PC's, and Macs. Although it should be possible
to view the videos from any platform with support for the RealOne
Player from RealNetworks.
We could not possibly test this CD for operation with every combination
of platform/operating system as there are so many different combinations
out there and other factors which may impact the way this CD operates.
However the actual video format on the CD is one of the most compatible
versions available. The Real Player software is available for the
widest array of computer types and operating systems. We are therefore
very confident that you will be able to view the video on your system.
Below is a list of the systems which have been verified to operate
with this CD.
The navigation between all the speaker videos and other information
about the conference is viewed through html files on the CD. These
html files may be viewed using Internet Explorer version 5 through
6, and Netscape 4.7 through 6.2. The preferred and recommended browser
is Internet Explorer 5.5 and above.
Real(One) Player software
The video stored on the CD has been encoded in RealMedia 9 format.
This format is directly compatible with the newest RealOne player.
It can also be viewed using the RealPlayer 8 software. If you use
Realplayer 8 your system may download a new plug-in (automatically)
in order to view the video. The free RealPlayer software is all
that is needed to view the video however you may choose to purchase
their "Plus" version to gain additional control over the
video display (brightness/contrast and other properties). The choice
We have tested this CD on many different PCs of widely different
specifications. From a very old Intel 133Mhz Pentium 1 with Windows
95 (with RealPlayer 8), all the way through to an Intel 2GHz Pentium
4 with Windows XP (using the new RealOne player). The PC is the
preferred platform for viewing this CD.
On the Mac side we have tested with OS 9 (running Realplayer 8)
and OS X (running RealOne player). The CD does not autolaunch however
you can manually open the Index.htm file using Internet Explorer
and/or directly open the videos from the \video folder on the CD.
Note all file names are stored in 8.3 format to ensure the maximum
compatibility with MACs. In some cases we found the best approach
is to copy the entire video from the CD onto the hard drive of the
For the best video reproduction you should install the latest RealOne
player which is available as a free download from www.real.com
(note: use the link on the top right of the Real.com
home page - and do not download the "plus" version unless
you feel that you would benefit from the extended capabilities and
want to pay for the software)
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