- What plugins are required to view the media on Resident Evil Fan?
You will need to
have the Windows Media Player browser plugin installed. You can
get this plugin by
- What are the minimum hardware
requirements for the Windows Media Player 9
Windows Media Player 9 is currently available for Windows 2000 and XP.
See the chart below to ensure that your computer meets or exceeds the minimum
Operating System Windows 98, 2000 and XP
CPU 200 MHz IntelŪ PentiumŪ processor or equivalent
RAM 32MB or more
Modem (audio and video) 56 Kbps or faster
Sound Card 16-bit sound card and speakers
Video Card 16-color video display card (video)
- How do I reinstall Windows Media
This procedure has been found to fix Windows Media Player installations that
produce Dr. Watson and similar errors.
1. Go to START menu
2. Choose SETTINGS
3. Choose CONTROL PANEL
4. Double click "Add/Remove Programs"
5. You'll see a list of programs installed on your PC in alphabetical order.
6. Highlight "Microsoft Windows Media Player"
7. Click on the "Add/Remove" button.
8. A window will appear with a percent bar and will tell you when the delete is
done. Close the window.
9. Reboot your computer.
10. After your machine is rebooted, go back to the web site http://www.residentevilfan.com
and click on the appropriate video link (56K for Dial-Up or 100K for Office).
11. You'll receive a message that you need to load Media Player and would you
like to do it now? Say yes and it should load the software and start the video
within a few minutes.
12. If it does not work, you may need to reboot your PC after the install is
- How do I configure Internet Explorer for the videos on this website?
Open the Tools menu on the IE 5 toolbar and select "Internet
Options." Choose the Security tab and click the "Custom Level"
button. Configure the six categories as shown below:
Active X controls and plug-ins
Enable the following:
"Download signed ActiveX controls"
"Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins"
"Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting"
Enable both options in this section.
Click "Enable" under "File Download."
Set "Software channel permissions" to "Medium safety."
Enable all options under this category.
Skip this section.
When you are finished, click "OK" and select the General tab. Follow
Click the "Settings" button located in the Temporary Internet Files
Click the option marked "Every visit to the page."
Click the "Delete Files" button located in the Temporary Internet
Click the "Apply" button located at the bottom.
Click the refresh icon on the toolbar and try the broadcast again
- I receive an error message when I
attempt to play a file in Windows Media Player. How can I troubleshoot the
- What is the potential for
encountering viruses in Windows Media files?
It is important to protect your computer against viruses by using an antivirus
program. Microsoft does not provide any antivirus functionality in Windows, so
you should install an antivirus program to protect your computer. In addition
to the audio and video content, Windows Media files can contain data that runs
your browser and opens a specific Internet address. For example, the content
may open a Web site that is related to the audio or video content, or may
contain text and graphics such as a banner advertisement. Windows Media Player
ignores any scripting or similar commands; any links contained in the content
are handed off by Windows Media Player to the browser. At that point, the
browser security settings apply to any content that you view in the browser.
For more information about viruses and antivirus software manufacturers, refer
to the following articles:
Description of Computer Viruses
- Why do I get a message that says
"buffering" but the video never begins?
When internet traffic is high, streaming video can rebuffer, hiss, or skip when
the connection becomes too thin to consistently support the stream. This is
expected behavior. Try playing the content during times when Internet traffic
is not at its peak. Early morning or Lunch hour on either coast are typically
busy times for network traffic. Connections and playback will be better at
- Why is the video playback choppy and
the images distorted?
The video shows in whatever color resolution your system is set to display.
Playback quality can also be affected by connection rate and net congestion. To
improve the video image quality, you can: Set your monitor to 16-bit (thousands)
or 24-bit (millions) color.
- Update the system's video driver regularly.
- Close other unnecessary applications that may be open on your computer.
- Do not use the "Zoom" button on lower bandwidth clips.
- Make sure you are choosing the appropriate speed to play the clip based on
you bandwidth. (See selecting a connection speed.)