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What are the bandwidth requirements to view a video?

Why do video clips sometimes stop or pause?

What do I need to use the Nobelprize.org Video Player?

What plug-ins may I need on Nobelprize.org?

Why can't I see the video clips?

What formats can I view the videos in?

Can I download the videos?

What are the technical requirements for Nobelprize.org?


What are the bandwidth requirements to view a video?

You will be able to view videos adequately from a 56 Kbps connection, though as you imagine the quality will increase with higher bandwidth. For optimum quality use a 500 Kbps (0.5 Mbps) connection. Note that even with a fast connection high traffic on the Internet may reduce video quality.


Why do video clips sometimes stop or pause?

The most common cause of a pause or stop is Internet traffic congestion. The videos at Nobelprize.org are provided for several bandwidths and the player negotiates with our server on what quality can be transmitted with the current bandwidth between us. Sometimes this is not sufficient or there are fluctuations in the available bandwidth that causes too little data to reach the player. When the buffer runs out the video pauses until enough data is received.


What do I need to use the Nobelprize.org Video Player?

To view the videos you will need Flash Player 10. To experience the video player to its fullest extent, JavaScript support should be turned on since AJAX is used.


What plug-ins may I need on Nobelprize.org?

Most of the documents featured on Nobelprize.org do not require plug-ins, though you will be appropriately informed should a plug-in be required. For more information on the types of plug-ins you might need on Nobelprize.org, and on how to download them, visit these pages:

Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Shockwave Player


Why can't I see the video clips?

On some networks (often corporate networks) video transmissions may be blocked. If you cannot see any of our video clips, you may want to contact your network administrator to see whether a security firewall is blocking video transmission.


What formats can I view the videos in?

Currently we provide the videos in Flash.


Can I download the videos?

Yes, most videos (depending on origin and copyright) are provided as download for personal and educational purposes.


What are the technical requirements for Nobelprize.org?

Nobelprize.org is a responsive website and will adopt to the width of your device depending if you are using a computer, tablet och mobile phone. The site has been developed according to the W3C web standards (HTML5) and it has been tested in Chrome 27 and higher, Internet Explorer 8 and higher, Safari 6 and higher as well as Firefox 21 and higher. We recommend that JavaScript is turned on.


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