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

To view the videos you will need Flash Player 10 or an IOS device like iPhone or iPad. We recommend that you use Flash Player version 10 for the best quality. To experience the Media Player to its fullest extent, JavaScript support should be turned on since AJAX is used.

How do I select the format in which to view videos?

If you use an IOS device like iPhone or iPad, this is detected automatically and the video will be played in this format.

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.

Can I download the videos?

Yes, most videos (depending on origin and copyright) are provided as download for personal and educational purposes. Click on the download link on the right hand side of the video window, in the "video info" window. If available, the download links are presented below the ratings section.

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.

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 negotiate 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.



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