Q. I use
Windows XP and got an Active Media warning message. What do I do?
Some versions of Windows give this standard message saying
that Microsoft ActiveX is going to enable some movie controls. To use
Windows Media Player the normal way, just click "Cancel" and
play each movie by clicking the asterisk (*) beside each. (If you still
have trouble, you can re-insert the disk and select OK instead.) Clicking
OK simply enables you to view the movies with QuickTime if you install
it at some point.
Q. How do I watch
This is easy in Windows Media Player. When you see a movie
link, click on the asterisk "*" beside it to open the movie
in Windows Media Player. Then click the button to toggle to Full-Screen
Mode when the movie plays, and then back to the smaller size when the
movie is finished.
these disks work on my television?
The disks are for computers and are not designed for passive
television viewing. They are meant to be interactive cruising guides,
rather than a 2-hour movie that you watch from beginning to end in one
sitting. We have maps, written text, links and video that you can browse
and click and print.
Q. Do these disks
Yes. With any version of Windows, the disk will be read when
it is inserted in your computer's DVD drive. After a moment, Windows should
automatically pop open the first page on the disk. (Unfortunately, there
is no auto-start capability for Mac users.)
is installed on my Windows computer, but a broken puzzle piece shows up
where the movie should be. What's wrong?
If you use QuickTime with Internet Explorer, you may not have
the ActiveX movie control. Try re-inserting the disk. If you get the question
about using Active media on the Table of Contents page, click "Yes"
that you want to use Active media (i.e., QuickTime). If the problem persists,
check the following settings in QuickTime. Open QuickTime and pull down
the Edit menu. Choose Preferences, and then Mime Settings. Click beside
Video (on the plus sign). Make sure that Video for Windows (.AVI) is activated
with a check in the box.
COVERAGE: The Cruising DVDs have been reviewed recently in Boat for
Sale and in Living Aboard magazine (both fall 2006). Look for
our ads in Lattitudes & Attitudes and Blue Water Sailing.
Also see our review under New Gear in Soundings (03/06):
The Cruising DVDs
are often on display
Toronto, Annapolis and Miami
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