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Video Clips
Our 50th Reunion

Video clips of York Tour...

These video clips of the York Tour were originally taken by Bruce Downey using a digital video camera at the York Tour event on Friday, October 4, 2002.  Upon returning home, a few selections were then uploaded (at a speed of no better than between 100 to 128 kbps) via a "firewire" connected between this digital camera and a Dell 8250 desktop computer.  The resluting WMV (Windows Media Video) and MOV (QuickTime Movie) files were then uploaded to this, "Our 50th Reunion", website for presentation here at the "Video Clips" tab stop. 
 
NOTE: A great deal of "quality" has been sacrificed here to obtain some semblence of "speed" in the loading of these rather sizeable clips to insure that you have at least a chance at viewing (and hearing) something here.  Initially, Apple/iMac/Apple users will experience a greater "wait" period at the beginning of each clip than will PC users running Windows operating systems, but these "iMac-ers" will be rewarded with "interruption-free" viewing once the video clip finally does start playing.  Unfortunately, interruptions will continue to plague the Windows user (for reasons cited below), but the start-up time for the clips playing on Windows Media Players will be quite impressive (like 30 to 45 seconds...tops).
 
ALSO NOTE: For Windows users only each video clip is available for viewing in two alternative ways.  (1) Using the on-site media players that you should "see" lined up below, or
(2) off-line by downloading these clips as temporary internet files to your own computer for "uninterrupted" playing on your own media player, but at the expense of up to say 4 to 5 minutes of download time per clip.
 
AND FINALLY NOTE: Your degree of success in viewing these video clips as "uninterrupted video streams" using the on-site media players is solely a function of the Internet speed at which you are connected.  Each video clip was "recorded" for presentation here at between 100 to 128kbps to provide some degree of "quality" even though some of you may still be using 56K dial-up modems in connecting to the Internet.  To further compound the "quality vs. speed" issue, most telephone dial-up ISP (Internet Service Providers) fail to deliver Internet connection speeds at even their stated rate of say 56K, so ---for any Windows dial-up modem user--- these on-site media players (operating at betweeen 100K to 128K bps) will be slow, sluggish, intermittent, and perhaps from your point of view, even impossible to play.  Therefore, an alternative of playing these same video clips is to play them off-line on your own PC, using your own computer's media player--- an option that is offered here as well without any of these annoying interruptions---but at perhaps the equally annoying expenditure of download time that must be incurred in pursuing such an alternative.
 
But either way, my hope is for you to enjoy these video clips as best you can....           

Although in what follows there appears to be a distinction between PC users and those with iMac computers, since I am providing here on-line media players, your respective browsers should  able to play either the WMV or the QuickTime versions of the same video/movie file....

PC Users with Windows Operating Systems : 

Video Clip # 1: "Lunch" using on-site media player.  This first video will start-up automatically ... just be patient and wait ... should load in about 30 seconds

 
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NOTE: When finished viewing Clip # 1 above, point to and click on its stop button before proceeding to Clip # 2.

Video Clip # 2: "New Media Room"  To play this video you must point to and left click the start button...then be patient and wait about 30 seconds for it to load


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Video Clip # 3: "New Band Room"  To play this video you must point to and left click the start button...then be patient and wait about 30 seconds for it to load


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Video Clip # 4: "Auditorium To play this video you must point to and left click the start button...then be patient and wait about 45 seconds for it to load


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Video Clip # 5: "Dr. Yonke, Principal"  To play this video you must point to and left click the start button...then be patient and wait about 30 seconds for it to load


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Video Clip # 6: "On our way out"  To play this video you must point to and left click the start button...then be patient and wait about 30 seconds for it to load


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iMac, Mac, Apple Users with Quicktime Media Players : 

Video Clip # 1: "Lunch" using on-site media player.  This first video will start-up automatically ... just be patient and wait ... should load in about 4 minutes

 
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NOTE: When finished viewing Clip # 1 above, point to and click on its stop button before proceeding to Clip # 2.

Video Clip # 2: "New Media Room"  To play this video you must point to and click the start button...then be patient and wait about 5 minutes  to completely load

 
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Video Clip # 3: "New Band Room"  To play this video you must point to and click the start button...then be patient and wait about 4 minutes to completely load

 
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Video Clip # 4: "Auditorium"  To play this video you must point to and click the start button...then be patient and wait about 4 minutes to completely load

 
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Video Clip # 5: "Dr. Yonke, Principal"  To play this video you must point to and click the start button...then be patient and wait about 5 minutes to completely load

 
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Video Clip # 6: "On our way out"  To play this video you must point to and click the start button...then be patient and wait about 6 minutes to completely load

 
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PC Windows Users---Tired of looking at all the "jerky" on-line video clips above ?  Then play these same videos "off-line" using your own computer's media player.  Average download time is 4-5 minutes per clip...but "not to worry" as they're only "temporary" downloads---good current session only so as not to clutter up your hard disk with "York stuff."
 
Unexpected Possible Added Benefit: Your browser's cache may remember the last time you downloaded a clip to your own media player, in which case the next time you go to play this same clip on your own computer...there may be no waiting...the clip would then start up immediately and without interruption.
 
So go ahead...what have you got to lose ? ...point to and left click on any of the following ... and see an uninterrupted video clip for a change.  Its worth the initial download wait...for patience always has its own reward.

Video Clip # 1: "Lunch" using off-line media player 

Play Video <<< "Lunch"---35 seconds 
 

Video Clip # 2: "New Media Room" using off-line media player 

Play Video <<< "New Media Room"---136 seconds 
 

Video Clip # 3: "New Band Room" using off-line media player 

Play Video <<< "New Band Room"---134 seconds 
 

Video Clip # 4: "Auditorium" using off-line media player 

Play Video <<< "Auditorium"---114 seconds 
 

Video Clip # 5: "Dr. Yonke, Principal" using off-line media player 

Play Video <<< "Dr. Yonke, Principal"---145 seconds 
 

Video Clip # 6: "On our way out" using off-line media player 

Play Video <<< "On our way out"---161 seconds 
 

iMac, Mac, Apple Users---No need to download anything to your own computer, as each of the above on-line QuickTime media players (when prompted by you) will completely load its own video clip (average load time is 4-5 minutes per clip) before attempting to "play" anything.
 
 
 
Unexpected Possible Added Benefit:  Best of all, once these on-line QuickTime players have been loaded with their video clip, your browser's cache "should remember" each clip well beyond the current session---so your on-line QuickTime media player should be ready to play again and again ..."just for the clicking"...every time you return to this screen.