Requirements to play video content on the site

Requirements depend on the format of the video because whilst the preferred format across our site is Quicktime (*.mov files), authors can submit supplementary video material in other formats.

For MOV files, we recommend using Quicktime player for the optimum experience. However, it is possible to open MOV files with any of the following programs:

On Windows systems: Roxio Creator, Cyberlink PowerDirector and PowerDVD, and Adobe Flash.

On Macintosh systems: Roxio Toast and Roxio Popcorn, and Adobe Flash.

Windows Media Player can also play MOV files but requires the installation of the 3ivx codec.

Please consult with your IT specialists before installing any of the above programs or add-ons to ensure this is the appropriate solution for your organisation.

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