About the Video Viewer:
This video viewer page allows you to view a variety of video clips, either in Quicktime (.mov) or Windows Media (.wmv) format. Simply choose a video clip from the list on the right side of the box to view it in your choice of media player on the left hand side.
If this is the first time you have viewed a video clip on the U.S. News Best Health site, you will be asked to set your Media Preferences before viewing the video.
The Media Preferences Page:
To set your media preferences, select your choice of player and connection speed, and then press the "Set Preference" button to save your settings and view the clip. You can go back and change these settings at any time by clicking on the "Change My Video Settings" link in the upper right hand corner of the video viewer box.
The Video Viewer requires you to have either the Windows Media Player or the Quicktime Player installed on your computer. Both players are available as a free download.
You can download the Quicktime Player here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
You can download the Windows Media Player here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx
Video fails to load: If the video fails to load properly or doesn't appear at all, try clicking on the "Change My Video Settings" link in the upper right hand corner of the video viewer box, and changing the video player selection.
Poor performance due to slow connection speed: The video shown on this website has been compressed in order to try to provide an optimum balance between quality and small file size; however, some dial-up users may still experience difficulties. Click on the "Change My Video Settings" link in the upper right hand corner of the video viewer box, and make certain the "Low (Dial-up)" connection speed option is selected. If the low connection speed option is selected, but the video still halts playback repeatedly, try pausing playback for a few moments to allow the video to load fully.