Streaming Video Problem Solver
You are here because the videos did not stream.  Let's see if that can be
corrected by following the advice on this page:

The Basics

1. Internet Connection

You must have a high speed internet connection, such as
cable, DSL (or
in order for the videos to stream on your computer.  A regular dial-up
modem will not work.

2. Windows Media Player

The Intrepid Berkeley Explorer videos stream in the Windows Media format.  
You should have one of the later Windows Media Player versions, which you
can download
HERE , because older versions may not work.  Other players
may not work either.

3. Macs and Firefox Browsers

For Mac OS X try selecting and downloading Windows Media for QuickTime
to play Windows Media files from
HERE .  Should work; same site for a
Firefox Browser download.


Many programs or devices on your computer can block streaming videos.  If
you have any of the following, disable them and try playing the video again.

1. Ad Blockers

Ad blockers, especially pop-up ad blockers, are public enemy number one.  
Turn them off and the videos may stream.

2. Firewalls

There are many types of firewalls, and some of them block streaming video.  
Disable your firewalls and give the videos another try.

3. Anti-Virus Programs

Although less of a problem than ad blockers and firewalls, some overly
protective anti-virus programs obstruct streaming video.  If none of the
earlier suggestions have worked for you, turn off your anti-virus programs
and the videos might stream.  This is perfectly safe, at least for my videos.

4. Videos Take Forever to Buffer

Here is a problem of my own creation, trying to stream Intrepid Berkeley
Explorer videos at higher speeds and quality.  Unfortunately,
this may not
work for everyone, despite a massive increase in speeds over recent years.  Try
seeing if the buffering process doesn't take too long.  

I'm sorry for any inconvenience, but I meant well.     

5. Streaming Videos Are Off Line

Sometimes the websites necessary for Intrepid Berkeley Explorer videos  or
any videos to stream can be temporarily off line.  Instead of nothing
happening, which usually indicates one of the problems above, you get an
error message saying the website could not be found or opened.

If this happens to me, I will try to get the videos back on line as soon as
possible, the same as anyone else with such a problem.  But there is nothing
you can do about it.  Give up and try again later.  No such unhappy events
here for years now.

I hope this page is helpful.

The Intrepid Berkeley Explorer