How it works....

Please read the information below, to learn more about how the video clips work and to find out which one is best for you.

If you have a dial up modem such as a 28.8 or a 56k....the quality of video is much less than what would be available with a high speed connection. In addition to that, I have had to play around with different file sizes, streaming methods and compression types, to try to find the best "all around" way of offering the video segments to you. The whole time trying to minimize the strain on the server and my bandwidth.....

I have tried Windows media files and many others, and I feel that the very best solution (so far) is to encode the streaming video in the new Microsoft steaming video format. I needed to find a happy medium ground between video quality, sound quality and bandwidth......so far this is the best solution.

When you click on the link to go to the viewing screen just be patient, it takes a few minutes before the video will actually start playing. The video has to "buffer" a few seconds worth of data so that it can stay ahead of the stream.........while the video is buffering you will see a little cheesy animation sequence that Microsoft has on the embedded video player......don't worry, that's NOT the movie, the movie is coming up next.

It's important to choose the correct version for your connection speed. If you select a speed that is too high for your modem to keep up with.....well the video will look like crap. It's better to pick the right speed and have a smaller window, than it is to try to view a video that is beyond your modems capabilities.

** TIP **
Here is a cool tip for all you "Medium" and "High" speed folks out there.....once the video starts to play on your screen, take your mouse and move it over the top of the video as it plays....then "right-click" the mouse button and select "FULL SCREEN" from the little pop-up menu.......this will really make it look good baby.......to go back to normal size, just right click again and this time select "Normal" from the pop-up menu. Play around and see what looks best to you.

I don't recommend this to anyone that is viewing the "Low" speed version, it makes the picture look too "blocky"......