method will first download the file to your local PC and then
run the video from your PC. It may take awhile for the file to
download but the playback will be much smoother than the streaming
method. Also, if you choose to play it again it will not have to down-
loaded a second time if it is already in your browser's cache directory.
method will begin playback almost immediately, since it plays the
file as stored on the Web Page server. The downside it that the play-
back is a bit jumpy unless you have a good high speed connection.
A more standard way to play
videos is .mpg (MPEG), which nearly
all Windows machines can play, BUT we are not yet at a point
where it is possible to handle files of this size. For example, the
mpeg file size for the Rumble video is 9.5 Meg! as compared to
the 1.9 Meg size of the RealPlayer format. It is a bit of a hassle to
have to install the RealPlayer - but a necessary evil.
Another negative is the RealPlayer gives up a bit in quality for the
sake of file size. The mpeg is a better looking video. IF anyone
would like a file in the mpeg format just email me and ask for it.
NOTE: You should be certain that you can receive emails of this size.
NOTE: The RealPlayer BASIC is the free one. Don't
click on the
wrong link when you go the RealPlayer page.