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QuickTime Streaming Videos

  1. 1. QuickTime Streaming Videos If QuickTime Movies do not play from the Internet, the three most common problems are: 1. Connection Speed is set too low (below 56K) 2. File Type associations (sometime called "MIME" settings) are wrong--for example, movies want to play in Windows Media Player 3. Steaming Transport is set to "UDP" (a streaming-media protocol not everyone can use) Please follow the below steps for QuickTime settings 1. These can all be corrected by launching QuickTime Settings from the Control Panel (Start | Control Panel). Once you open the Control Panel, if your screen looks like this. 2. Click on Other Control Panel Options in the left pane under “See Also”. Click on QuickTime to open the QuickTime Settings. If your screen appears differently, look for the QuickTime icon and click on it.
  2. 2. 3. Begin by selecting "Connection Speed" from the QuickTime Settings dialog box, in the top dropdown list. 4. In the list of various connection speeds, make sure it is set to at least 56K. As an advanced tip, when using a fast connection you may get better streaming video quality (but with smaller movie dimensions) if you set this option to 56K.
  3. 3. 5. From the dropdown list, select File Type Associations. 6. At the bottom of the window, click on File Types.
  4. 4. 7. A new window will open. Click Use Defaults in the bottom left corner, and then click OK. 8. Last is the Streaming Transport setting. Select this option from the top dropdown list
  5. 5. 9. Click the radio buttons (small circles) next to "HTTP” and "Port 80". You may need to select Use this protocol and port ID first. Click the X button to close QuickTime Settings. Your movies should now play properly from the Internet.

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