Preparing to View the Webcast
Follow These Steps to Get Ready
- Make sure that the computer that you are using
to view the webcast is connected to the Internet. Although a
56K connection will work, a "broadband" (corporate LAN, cable,
DSL) connection is strongly preferred.
- Click here to
see what media players are installed on your computer.
- If "RealOne Player" is installed, go to
- If "RealOne Player" is not installed, click here to
install the FREE version (Look carefully to locate the "Download
the Free RealOne Player" button on the “Real.com” page.)
It is not necessary to purchase any of Real's premium players
or subscription plans. The free basic player is all that
is required to view the surgery.
- Click here to
test "RealOne Player" for viewing the webcast.
- If you see and hear the 10 second slp3D
video clip, then the computer is ready to view the webcast.
To ensure that you have the best viewing experience the
computer needs to be connected to the Internet with a broadband
- If you do not see and hear the 10 second
video clip and you are connected to the Internet through
a hospital or corporate network, then you need to contact
the network administrator at your location to remedy the
connection problem. The most likely reason preventing you
from seeing and hearing the clip is a "firewall" restriction.
- If you are connecting directly to the Internet
by cable modem or DSL, you will need to contact your Internet
cable or DSL service provider about the connection problem.
If you have a home network that includes a firewall, and
you cannot see the 10 second video clip you may also need
to consult the hardware documentation and/or call on the
manufacturer for technical support.
- View the webcast with a computer that meets
or exceeds these requirements*
- 300 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or
- 128MB RAM
- Broadband Internet access (Cable, DSL,
or Local Area Network)
- Sound card and speakers
- Video display card set to 65,000-colors
(True Color) with a display size of 800x600 pixels or greater
- Windows 98/ ME / NT (Service Pack 4 or
later)/ 2000 /XP
- Internet Explorer 5.0 (or later) or Netscape
6.2 (or later
RealOne player is now available
for Mac OSX. It performs well and is compatible with any Mac
recognized as OSX capable.
(Users of Mac OS 9.2 or lower will have to use RealPlayer
IMPORTANT BROSWER NOTE FOR OSX:
The surgical presentation is not yet compatible with Apple's Safari browser.
You will need to use IE5
for Mac instead. And If you currently have Safari
configured as your default browser you will need to temporarily
change IE5 to the defauilt. Go to you "Internet
Settings" preference panel and use the drop down menu to reselect
IE as the default.
You can easlily switch back to Safari at the end of the broadcast.
Recommended system requirements for Real Player 8:
PowerPC G3 processor (233 MHz or
Mac OS 8.5 or later
64 MB RAM and 128 MB virtual memory for machines with less than 233MHz
56Kbps or faster modem
Internet connection and web browser (Internet Explorer 5.0 later or Netscape
4.76 or later)
Minimum system requirements (unlikely to yield a satisfactory
video experience) for Real Player 8:
PowerPC 604 processor (200 MHz or
Mac OS 8.1 or later
32 MB RAM and 64 MB virtual memory.
Internet connection and web browser (Internet Explorer 5.0or later or Netscape
4.76 or later)