Streaming Video and Audio Help PageInstead of having to download an entire audio or video file BEFORE you can use it, streaming files download AS you use them. The streaming formats that CNN Interactive currently supports are Quicktime, RealVideo, and Windows Media.
Are you having trouble viewing video in your browser?
| Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, NT, 3.1
|CNN Video is best viewed using Netscape 4.0 or above or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above.|
|In order to enable your browser to accept streaming
video you must configure your Preferences correctly. |
Netscape Navigator for Windows or Macintosh
Internet Explorer for the Macintosh
Open your browser and choose the EDIT
Make sure the files are Handled By: the RealPlayer application.
You must set another New file for the RealPlug-in.
Change the Description to RealPlayer Plug-in. Extension to .rpm
and Mime type to audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin.
Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows:
Right click on My Computer.
In the Windows explolrer, click View then Options.
Click the File Types tab.
Add a New helper with the following information in the appropriate fields.
Click the Edit button, enter the following information in the Action dialog
Application used to perform action browse to the location of the application RealPlayer.
Click OK then click Close.
Real: cannot buffer entire clip
If you recieve the message cannot buffer entire clip you need to lower the number of seconds your player is taking to buffer the stream.
Right click on the video image. Select Edit Preferences. Under the General tab look for Buffered Play. Choose Buffered at least... Enter the number of seconds you want your player to buffer for (try 10 seconds). Click OK.
For MacHold down mouse button on video image. Select Edit Preferences. Look for PerfectPLay/BufferedPLay. Choose Buffered at least... Enter the number of seconds you want your player to buffer for (try 10 seconds). Click OK.
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