Information on playing MPEG animations
The original Berkeley MPEG player
should play all these MPEGs correctly. It runs under nearly all UNIX variants
(including Linux) and it supports adjustable frame rate control.
(Note that your browser may not be configured to open mpegs using "mpeg_play" as the default. One solution is to
edit your browser options so that it does use mpeg_play. Another solution is to save the mpeg first and then
open using mpeg_play. To see if and where "mpeg_play" is located on your system, use the command "whereis
The default Windows Media Player may not
be able to play these MPEGs at all due to their "non-standard" sizes. The newest version
(freely downloadable from Microsoft) should play them, but
it may exhibit occasional graphical glitches and it doesn't provide frame-rate
control. The other option is Apple's QuickTime player, but
of the same problems with Windows Media Player are likely occur with Quicktime.
(It is our personal experience that the mpegs do not play well on a Windows 98 platform, not even with Windows
Media Player 9. However, no problems were encounted using Windows XP.)
Apple's QuickTime player/plugin does have MPEG support and provides a nice view; however, there
is no frame-rate control. If frame-rate control is needed, an alternative program is Sparkle.
For further information or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.