Date: Tue Aug 12 11:37:38 2008

Author: --- cbettis

Subject: Re: Video Codecs for Classroom Computer



That is what is so confusing: a lecturer will bring in some clip,
maybe a QT movie, and it's some other version than the QT I had
installed and it won't play. I don't remember the particular clip it
was this summer and the machine has been sent to the shop for
"re-education" as I replaced it with a new one. This is, of course,
right before class when there is little time to troubleshoot. Or maybe
he wants to use a Realplayer format. All I know is I am tired of
living on the edge with this stuff and would prefer to find something
that was fairly universal.

Videolan sounds promising.

Right now I have time to think about this and not act rashly.


Quoting "Zani, Gerald" :

> Cliff,
> What is the video that will not play? - J
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Miglus, Vacek
> Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:20 AM
> To: Tap-L
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] Video Codecs for Classroom Computer
> On 8/12/08 9:54 AM, "Paul Nord" wrote:
>> Obviously, you should have gotten a Mac.
>> On Aug 12, 2008, at 8:25 AM, wrote:
>>> I have just gotten some new computers for 3 classrooms
> If that were the case I wouldn't get "this file needs additional
> software
> please go to..." on my MacBook and nobody would be putting up pages like
> this:
> Or
> /
> Vacek