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No, to watch full-length programmes via the All 4 service or video clips, you have to use Flash and therefore you need Adobe Flash 12.0.0. or higher.
For All 4 and some of our other video clip content, you need to use Windows Media Player. If you have more than one media player on your computer (RealPlayer, QuickTime Player, etc.), please set Windows Media Player as your default media player to avoid problems accessing this content.
To make Windows Media Player the default media player:
- Open up the Windows Media Player application. Click on Tools Options.
- Click on the "File Types" tab. Check the boxes for "Windows Media File (asf)", "Windows Media Audio file (wma)", and "Windows Media Video file (wmv)".
- Click "Apply" and then "Ok
You can watch via the pop-out player in three different sizes. These sizes are fixed so you cannot drag the window to alter the dimensions. You can select these options by clicking on the pop-out icon in the player controls.
Every programme made available as part of the All 4 service has a rights period or "length of availability" associated with it. An episode which has been broadcast in the past 30 days on one of our channels will have certain "catch-up" rights, and the episode will only be available in line with this rights window. The expiry date reflects this window, and this will differ from programme to programme. If there is no expiry date displayed this means that the programme is available on-demand for at least the next 30 days.
- Tools, Internet Options in the menu bar of Internet Explorer.
- Click on the Security tab - Make sure the Internet zone is highlighted
- Click on Custom Level to bring up your Security Settings
- Scroll down the list for the Active scripting option
- Make sure that Enabled is selected
- Click OK to close the Security Settings window
- Click OK to close the Internet Options window
- Open Firefox.
- On the Tools menu, click Options.
- Click on the Content icon.
- Check the boxes under Allow scripts to section that you want to allow.
- Click OK
- Select Preferences from the Firefox menu.
- In the pop-up window, click the Content icon.
- Close the window.
- Select Preferences from the Safari menu.
- Click Security.
- Close the window.
- Click Reload.
- Right click Google Chrome's shortcut icon and choose Properties.
If you want to change the size of what you see in Windows, you have two options. You can change the size of what is on screen or change the resolution. Changing the size is usually the best option.Open Start , select Settings > System > Display.
Under Scale and layout, check the setting under Change the size of text, apps, and other items. We suggest you use the percentage marked "(Recommended)."
If that doesn't solve your problem, under Resolution, select a new value. We suggest you stick with the resolution marked "(Recommended)."
Note: If your resolution was fine and recently changed (things appear huge, for example), your graphics driver might need to be updated. Run Windows Update to get the latest driver. If it's just the size of things in your web browser windows that changed, try pressing the Ctrl+0 (zero) keys to return the zoom level to 100%.
Changing the size of the All 4 Player screen:
You can watch programmes in small, medium or full-screen view by clicking on the icons in the bottom right hand corner of the All 4 player. This will give options for the 'Pop out player' as well as 'Full screen'.
Streaming requires an internet connection that's free of bottlenecks. However, the internet isn't a direct pipeline from the source to you. Streamed content passes through many other computers on its way to your PC via your ISP. If any one of them is carrying too much other traffic, the streamed content may be interrupted and pause. Our streamed content is 'buffered' to help prevent such problems, but sometimes delays are unavoidable. Usually the delay only lasts a few seconds, and the stream picks up where it stopped. Streaming problems are more likely to occur on a slow computer or device that has a smaller memory and processing power. Even with a fast computer or device, if you have too many applications open it could slow down your media streaming. If you notice things are sluggish, close all unnecessary applications and windows on your computer or device. The faster your network connection (modem, cable, DSL) and computer speed (in megahertz), the higher the quality of the stream.
To adjust the volume of video in the All4.com Player, click and drag the volume indicator in the control panel below the main image. If you are unable to increase the volume to an adequate level, check the Main volume and Wave volume of your computer system, which will override the volume level of the channel4.com player. You can usually access your system volume by clicking on the speaker icon in the lower right-hand corner of the Windows Task Bar.
Ensure you have mute unchecked and all external speakers connected properly.
Speaker settings: To view your PC's speaker setting go to your PC's Control Panel and open the Sounds and Audio Devices control. In the Sound and Audio Devices Properties dialog, go to the Volume tab and in the Speaker settings section click the Advanced button. In the Advanced Audio Properties dialog, go to the Speakers tab and verify that your Speaker set-up is configured to match your PC's speaker configuration. If you have a six speaker 5.1 stereo system, select 5.1 surround sound speakers from the Speaker set-up drop down. Alternatively, if your PC has stereo speakers or you are using a laptop, select the appropriate stereo setting from the Speaker set-up drop down.
If your Speaker set-up is set to a mono setting, you should change the setting to an appropriate stereo setting (as some videos encoded with 5.1 surround sound experience low centre channel sound if your PC's Speaker set-up is set to a mono setting). In most cases turning up the volume control and adjusting the speaker settings will allow sound to play properly.
Please consult your computer manual/help for additional troubleshooting regarding sound settings specific to your computer.
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