Over a regular (non-DSL) telephone line, some of the Demo movies will
download very slowly. The window that opens for the movie will remain
blank for 30 seconds or even longer, appearing to be totally inactive.
When the movie does appear, it may stop frequently and appear unresponsive
at some points the first time it plays.
In the near future, the demo movies will be available for download and
In the meantime, here are some suggestions for optimal use
of the movies when using a dial-up connection:
1. Problems with Playback:
- Once you've clicked a link for a movie and it appears on the monitor (may
take several minutes!), pause the movie using the control strip which
will appear at the bottom of the movie. It may take a moment for the movie
to stop fully. Once the movie stops, allow five or ten minutes to elapse
(Then click the Play button on the control strip to start the movie)
Once a demo movie has been played through to the end, it will replay smoothly.
Click the Rewind button on the movie's control strip to return to the
start of the movie.
2. Problems with interactivity:
- You will be asked to click on objects and links at several points
in some of the demo movies. If a link does not respond, it may be due
to a slow download of the ensuing frames of the movie. Please wait a
few minutes and click again. If you have already waited a few minutes,
re-enter the frame of the movie by using the control strip Back button
to go back a single frame and then click the Play button to start the
- Once a demo movie has been played through to the end, it will replay
smoothly. Click the Rewind button on the movie's control strip to return
to the start of the movie.