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
better), 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  as part of the Media Feature Pack.  Older versions may
not work.  Other players and browsers other than Internet Explorer may not
work either.

3. Macs

For Mac OS X try selecting and downloading a program to play Windows
Media files as a free download from
HERE .  Should work; and appears better
than a site now which charges for this service:

I would appreciate learning whether my new link for Macs actually works and
streams the videos.  I only know PC.


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, or They Download Before Playing

Internet Explorer is the browser that works best for streaming my videos.
Otherwise it can be a problem trying to stream Intrepid Berkeley Explorer
videos at higher speeds and quality as Windows Media files.  Unfortunately,
this may not work for everyone, despite a massive increase in speeds over
recent years.  Try seeing if the buffering or download process doesn't take too
long on browsers other than Internet Explorer.   

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.

Hopefully you can see all my videos:

The Intrepid Berkeley Explorer