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The Web is becoming an enhanced multimedia experience with the addition of sites that are adding sound, video movies and animated sequences. As travel and language sites add this type of content, you will need software to see and hear this stuff.  Fortunately, there are free software versions to let you have the multimedia experience, as well as, software you must pay for. This page lists the ones we know about with links to their sites.

The Web Developer's Journal has an excellent list and links to free and commercial multimedia products on their Download Multimedia Goodies page.

If you are having problems with multimedia broadcasts, go to Yahoo! Broadcast Help. They will help you find and fix your problem.


If you know of other web multimedia systems in use, please send us
feedback.
  
Audio/Sound/Video/Movies
 
Company Products Description

Apple

Quicktime VR  Free

Description:
This is the Apple QuickTime Virtual Reality plug-in.  They have versions for both Windows 95 and Macintosh. It lets you view QuickTime-formatted movies. This is the Apple QuickTime Virtual Reality plug-in.  They have versions for both Windows 95 and Macintosh. It lets you view QuickTime-formatted movies.
 
 

Canon

 

  

Webview/Livescope

Description:
Describes entire Canon web video systems. Describes entire Canon web video systems.

Viewer Overview

Description:
Windows 95, 98, NT. Java version viewer and Helper version viewer. The Helper Version Viewer V2.0 runs on Windows only. The Java version viewer runs in any environment that supports Java, regardless of the platform being used. Successful viewer operation have been confirmed for Windows Internet Explorer 4.01, Windows Netscape 4.04, and Linux Netscape 4.05. Some versions of viewers will run on Macintosh computers. Windows 95, 98, NT. Java version viewer and Helper version viewer. The Helper Version Viewer V2.0 runs on Windows only. The Java version viewer runs in any environment that supports Java, regardless of the platform being used. Successful viewer operation have been confirmed for Windows Internet Explorer 4.01, Windows Netscape 4.04, and Linux Netscape 4.05. Some versions of viewers will run on Macintosh computers.
  
Download Section

Description:
Free  Good quality video (no audio). Let's you control the camera to zoom and pan. Limited number of sites where the Canon system is installed. But more are being added and this should be a popular system to use. (Current sites the last time we checked: Tokyo, Sydney, Paris, New York, and Singapore Science Museum.) Click here to see their current list.  
 
IPIX Download Section Description: Free Plug-in for 360 degree pictures similar to Microsoft and Quicktime products. 
  

Macromedia

 

 

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Description:
Free Plays Shockwave and Flash Player movies. Click here for the Macromedia Shockwave Player overview page.

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Description:
Free Plays Flash Player movies.
Click here for the Macromedia Flash Player overview page.
   get_authorware_webplayer.gif (949 bytes) Description: Free Plays Authorware web pieces.  Click here for the Macromedia Authorware Web Player overview page.

 

Microsoft

 

 


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Description:
Plays most multimedia content formats including Windows Media (formerly NetShow), RealAudio and RealVideo 4.0 and below, QuickTime, AVI, WAV, and much more, from one, easy-to-use application. Plays most multimedia content formats including Windows Media (formerly NetShow), RealAudio and RealVideo 4.0 and below, QuickTime, AVI, WAV, and much more, from one, easy-to-use application. Plays most multimedia content formats including Windows Media (formerly NetShow), RealAudio and RealVideo 4.0 and below, QuickTime, AVI, WAV, and much more, from one, easy-to-use application.
Free Plays most multimedia content formats including Windows Media (formerly NetShow), RealAudio and RealVideo 4.0 and below, QuickTime, AVI, WAV, and much more, from one, easy-to-use application.
Systems: for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows CE, Solaris and Macintosh. 
   

Surround Video

Description: Free In order to see Surround Videos (360 degree views) and other ActiveX controls with a Netscape browser, it is necessary to download the ActiveX plug-in wrapper. (This tool comes with  Internet Explorer 3.0 and higher and Windows 95/98.) This plug-in is downloadable from the MSNBC site.
  

Free Downloads

Description: Free All the free Microsoft software that is available for download.
 
 

MSNBC

Dynamic Tools

Description:
They have a list and links to other multimedia applications you can download. They have a list and links to other multimedia applications you can download. They have a list and links to other multimedia applications you can download.
Free They have a list and links to other multimedia applications you can download.
 
 
Real.com

 

 

  

     Description: They offer several multi-media web products.  They are available for PC, Macintosh and other platforms. We list their audio/video player.

Free  Click on the logo to go to the page where you can either buy the product or get the free RealOne Player version. 

 

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