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How do I play the video clips?
     
All Users
The video clips on www.kungfu-taichi.com have been compressed with the DivX codec, which allows us to keep the download size to a minimum, while retaining excellent image quality. It does mean however that you need to download some additional drivers. The instructions below should help you out. The video clips are further compressed with a program called ZIP, so you may have to download another small utility to allow you to 'unzip' the files to get access to the video clip within. For PC users, one such program is freely available at www.powerarchiver.com (link opens in a new window). Mac users can get a free utility at http://www.stuffit.com/expander/index.html (link opens in a new window).
     
Windows Users
In order to play the video clips on this website, you may need to download some additional software. You have a choice of either downloading and installing just the drivers and using the built in Windows Media Player, or downloading the drivers and a small third party video player. Both options are equally straightforward.

First, you have to download either the DivX Codec and Player [709Kb] or DivX4 for Windows 98, ME, NT and 2000 [448Kb]. Once you click on either link, Windows will ask you if you want to save the file to disk or open it from its current location. You should choose to save the file to disk. You will need to access the file after it has downloaded, so remember which folder on your hard disk you saved it to. Once the download completes, find the file on your harddisk and double click it. The installer will start, all you have to do is follow its instructions and before you know it you are ready to view our videoclips.

Windows Media Player may give you a message saying that an appropriate codec could not be found, but it should still play our video clips.
     
Apple Mac Users
First, you have to download Open DivX for Macintosh [158Kb]. Once you click on the link, your Mac will start to download the file, on completion it should automatically decompress it and place a folder called OpenDivX Install on your desktop. Open that folder and you will find a system extension called OpenDivX.component. You should copy that file to the Extensions folder in your System folder and reboot. Once your Mac has restarted you should be able to play the video clips with your Quicktime player.
     
Linux Users
Since you've managed to install Linux, you should have no problems downloading and compiling the DivX4 for Linux Codec [156Kb].
     
     
Video Drivers
     
DivX Codec and Player for Windows 98 [709Kb]
You may have to download and install this small software package to play our video clips. It contains the drivers you need and a small player application (Windows 98 only).
     
DivX4 for Windows 98, ME, NT and 2000 [448Kb]
This file only contains the drivers necessary to view our video clips on Windows 98, ME, NT4 and 2000.
     
DivX4 for Linux [156Kb]
This file only contains the source code for drivers necessary to view our video clips on Linux. You will need to compile the source yourself.
     
Open DivX for Macintosh [158Kb]
This file only contains the drivers necessary to view our video clips on Apple Macs.