Media Files: Getting the Appropriate Plug-Ins
Some of the content at HOPES can only be viewed in certain applications separate from the usual web browser. Because most of these programs are designed specifically for web use, they are often referred to as "plug-ins" because they usually install a small program that can operate directly within one's browser if asked to do so.
If you are having trouble viewing certain content or files at HOPES, you likely do not have the appropriate plug-in installed. Also, be aware that plug-ins often go through revisions, so a plug-in that you thought was already installed may be out of date and require updating. The table below lists the all of the plug-ins that you may need to view HOPES content correctly.
|Maker / Program||File Type||Get it here|
|Macromedia Flash||.swf (presentations, videos)|
|Adobe Reader||.pdf (documents)|
|Microsoft Windows Media Player||.wmv (videos)|
|Apple QuickTime||.mov (videos)|
|Microsoft Word||.doc (documents)||Must be purchased**|
All of these plug-ins are available for most current operating systems for both PCs and Macs. Nearly all are provided for free unless otherwise stated. Also, many of the plug-ins will open other file types besides the one(s) mentioned. Consult the appropriate websites for more information.
Feel free to contact HOPES with questions or comments. However, we emphasize that we are not computer technicians and can only provide some support for plug-in issues.
Last Modified: 8-01-04