To play the video, click on the photo at the right side of the page. When you play the video, it will first be downloaded to your computer. Your browser must be configured correctly to be able to play the video. The time it takes to do this will vary according to the speed of your Internet connection. Your browser should show you the progress of the download as it happens.
If you do not see the video after the download is complete, please be sure of the following:
Your computer must have a color monitor capable of displaying thousands of colors (nearly all computers made after 1994 do), and you need whatever display hardware is appropriate (PCs running DOS, Windows or Linux need a correctly-configured video card; Macintoshes use built-in video).
The QuickTime plug-in tells your browser to play the video using the supplied video player software. If you click the video, but see a "save as" dialog box asking where on your computer to save the video, or see nothing at all, then your browser is probably not configured correctly. You can call the LiteracyLink Help Desk at KET (800) 354-9067 for assistance. Some videos can be viewed using RealPlayer ®.
Managing your windows
Depending on how your browser is set up, you will either see the video play in the current window or a new window will open containing the video.
If the video plays in the current window, use your browser's "back" button to return to the WES unit when you have finished watching. If a new window opens, close the window when you have finished watching the video. The WES unit window should still be open underneath.
Help with Real Player
If you do not yet have RealPlayer ® on your system, you may download the software from RealNetworks. Follow the link or click on the icon to access an archive of downloadable free players. You will be asked to specify your operating system, browser, and Internet connection speed and the RealPlayer version you would like. KET's streaming media requires RealPlayer G2 or any newer version.
For more recent versions of the free player optimized for the newest operating systems, or to order the premium (paid) version of the software, go to the RealNetworks home page. A text link to the latest free version can be found toward the bottom of the page.
|RealPlayer ® Minimum System Requirements (G2 version): Better systems and faster connection speeds will provide smoother performance|
Video clips on CD-ROM
If your computer does not have fast access to the Internet, you can order a CD-ROM containing the 24 Workplace Essential Skills video clips from the video series and used in the online lessons for $5. As you work online, your computer grabs the video clips quickly from the CD-ROM, rather than the Internet, saving considerable time. Call KET (800-354-9067) to order.
On this page, you will find a transcription of the video; you will be able to read the dialogue and commentary that takes place in the videos. This transcript can be useful if you anticipate a slow download time, and you would like to read the content of the video clip before watching the video.
If you experience any problems with video playback, please call the LiteracyLink Help Desk at KET (800) 354-9067 for assistance.