For a number of years, the Windows Media Player expanded the options for their media player, including speed control settings that are ideal for language learners (see more about this below). Furthermore, the Windows Media Player is already installed on all PCs running the Windows operating system, so users don't have to worry about additional software. This has been great for teachers who use my site in their computer labs. However, some report that the Windows Media Player doesn't perform equally work well on a Mac, and you can't ignore the growth of the Apple user audience.
In steps Adobe Flash . With Flash currently installed on 98%+ of all computers (PCs and Macs), its ease of use, and its increased popularity on sites like Youtube.com, using a Flash player one my site only makes good sense at this time. The Flash Player is one of the easiest formats because you don't need to open a separate media program to listen to the audio and video. However, I still have the Window Media Player option available to visitors.
Furthermore, with the growth of portable electronic devices like iPads and iPhones, I have prepared my media so that it can be played on these as well because many devices do not support Flash. Therefore, here is a description of your choices:
Another useful setting is to always have the Windows Media Player on top of your browser window so you can control the playback buttons better. Go to TOOLS >>> OPTIONS to select this feature.
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