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Viewing and downloading resources

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Viewing video clips

Video clips are provided in one or more (where possible) of the following formats:

  • TLPs and Video library
    • mp4
  • Video library only
    • QuickTime (Apple no longer support QT7 for Windows)
    • Windows Media (for older browsers)

Viewing Flash animations

You will need to have Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash Player 8 (or later versions) plugin installed on your computer in order for the animations to work. It is available for a wide range of operating systems and browers and can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

Viewing HTML5

All latest browser versions support <svg>, <canvas>, <video> and <audio> on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry. A full list is available here. IE versions earlier than v9 do not display HTML5.

Downloading video clips and images

To download a video,

    1. Place the mouse (or other pointing device) screen cursor over the video.
      • On a Windows PC, right-click on the video and click on "Save Video As." in IE, Chrome and FF in the pop-up menu.
      • On a Macintosh, click on the video while holding the Ctrl key down and click on "Download to Disk" in Internet Explorer (and something similar in other browsers) in the pop-up menu.
    2. Select the folder destination and file name with which you wish to save the video.
    3. Click "Save".

To download an image,

  • Place the mouse (or other pointing device) screen cursor over the image.
    • On a Windows PC, right-click on the image and click on "Save Picture As..." in Internet Explorer (and something similar in other browsers, e.g. Firefox "Save Image as... ") in the pop-up menu.
    • On a Macintosh, click on the image while holding the Ctrl key down and click on "Download Image to Disk" in Internet Explorer (and something similar in other browsers) in the pop-up menu. .
  • Select the folder destination and file name with which you wish to save the image.
  • Click "Save".

Don't forget to acknowledge DoITPoMS if you are re-using the videos and/or images in your own work/presentation materials! See Terms of Use.

Downloading and re-using Flash animations

There are three options:

1. You will need a SWF Catcher plugin in order to download the Flash animations directly from your web browser. There are free SWF catcher plugins available from Sothink, which are compatible with IE and Firefox, which can be downloaded their website. (See half-way down webpage under "Free Flash Tools").

2. If you have Firefox you can save embedded Flash (swf) files to your local machine. Right-click on your mouse, select 'View Page Info'. Choose the Media tab and scroll down list until you find the swf file you want. Click on it to highlight the file and then click 'Save As' button and save to your machine.

3.Using Firefox click on the menu button (top Right) > Add-ons > Get Add-ons and search for 'Flash download'. With Chrome click on Apps (Top Left ) > Web store, then search. Both browsers have add-ons with which Flash movies can be downloaded.

You can then view the Flash animations directly with your Flash Player or re-use them in, for example, a Powerpoint presentation. Instructions for embedding Flash animations in Powerpoint are available from Microsoft website.

Don't forget to acknowledge DoITPoMS if you are re-using the animations in your own work/presentation materials! See Terms of Use.

Keyboard navigation shortcuts

As well as the keyboard shortcuts built in to your browser, a number of keyboard shortcuts are implemented in the TLPs to improve ease of navigation. After pressing the shortcut key combination, press Enter (or Return) for it to take effect.

Windows Macintosh Function
Alt+N Ctrl+N Takes you to the next page in the main sequence of pages in a TLP.
Alt+P Ctrl+P Takes you to the previous page in the main sequence of pages in a TLP.
Alt+B Ctrl+B Takes you back to the main sequence page from an "additional info" page, media page, etc (any page displaying "back" links).