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Audio Video Demos



This audio and video demonstration area is designed to showcase the latest web media technologies. QuickTime, RealPlayer, and Microsoft Media all require the user (the person browsing the web) to download and properly install software on their computer before they can view and listen to the media content. Only GEO Java provides instant access to web site media content without a separate plug-in.

There are minor differences in image and sound quality between these products. All of these products are capable of delivering "streaming" media at modem rates as low as 28.8 KBPS, which is the most popular modem speed among average users (4th Quarter 1998). First-time users should be prepared for small image windows and low frame rates that produce playback at quality levels far below broadcast television. Despite these shortcomings, the ability to deliver audio and video on-demand over plain old telephone lines is still very attractive and beneficial for marketers.

May we suggest you begin by clicking on either the "Welcome Message" or the "Technology Comparison" to listen to examples of streaming audio. (Of course your computer must have a sound card and a java-enabled browser (such as Netscape or Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher). You must allow time, about 15 to 20 seconds, for the audio to load the first part of the file (buffer) before you will hear sound.

After that, try the two sample GEO Java Movies. Again, you must allow time, about 30 to 45 seconds, for the media file and a few small java components to be loaded before you will experience the media. This will give you a place to start before you try the other products. Remember, before you can experience the QuickTime media you must download and install the necessary plug-in.

PRODUCTS REQUIREMENTS SAMPLE FILES
GEO Java Audio No Plug-in Required Run audio Welcome Message
. . Run audio Technical Message
GEO Java Movie No Plug-in Required Run video Reebok Commercial
GEO Read About GEO . Run video Everest Interview
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.QuickTime Movie QuickTime 3 Plug-in Required Run video Apollo 11
. . Run video Think Different
. . Run video HAL 9000
QuickTimeRead About QuickTime Link to QuickTime download
Download and Install
Run virtual reality Lincoln LS
. Drawbacks: File containing the plug-in is 6.86 MB in size and  takes nearly an hour to download at 28.8 KBPS

Other Streaming Technologies
Samples of RealPlayer and Windows Media are available at their respective web sites.
RealPlayer RealPlayer Plug-in Required Drawbacks: Server software and media producer software is expensive; 2.65 MB plug-in file takes more than 20 minutes to download at 28.8 KBPS
Real Link to RealNetworks
Download and Install
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Microsoft Win Media Plug-in Required Drawbacks: Does not support Mac OS; 2.5 MB file takes more than 20 minutes to download at 28.8 KBPS.
Windows Media Technologies Link to Windows Media Technologies
Download and Install
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GEO, QuickTime, RealPlayer, and Microsoft Winodws Media are trademarks of their respective owners.
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