How do I listen to these files?
- Download and install a multimedia player, such as Winamp, Real Player, or QuickTime if your system doesn't already have one.
- Familiarize yourself with how the software works by reading the program's provided documentation.
- Locate the files that interest you. By default, once you select the link, the file should open in your designated multimedia player or internet browser.
My computer can't play this file format!
- MP3 Format
File Extensions: .mp3;
Most multimedia players are capable of playing mp3 format files. If you have difficulty playing the files, you may need to restart your system or media player.
- MIDI Format
File Extensions: .mid; .midi; .kar; .xmf; .rmi;
Many computers are capable of playing files in the MIDI format. If you are having difficulty playing this format, you may need to restart your system. If problems persist, check your system or sound card's documentation.
- RealMedia Format
File Extensions: .rm; .ram; .ra;
Many computers do not come with the needed files to play RealMedia files so you may need to download RealPlayer. If you have difficulty playing the file, check to make sure your version of RealPlayer is compatible with your operating system or file you are trying to access.
- Wave Format
File Extensions: .wav;
If you are actively downloading a file of the wave format, your computer may have trouble playing it. Because of the lack of compression, these files have a tendancy to be rather large. If your computer cannot play the file after the download is completed, you may need to restart your system or media player.
- Windows Media Format
File Extensions: .wmv; .wma;
As the name implies, Windows Media is a format utilized and developed for Windows Media Player. Even so, newer versions of Winamp and other media players are able to play these files.
Please note: Older operating systems may have problems playing these formats. If you are running a system older than Windows 98 or Mac OS 8.1, you may have problems locating and downloading compatible multimedia software.
Why don't I hear any sound?
Your system's volume may be muted. To change the volume on your system, either adjust your speakers, or use the volume control option in your operating system. In Windows, look in the system tray. You should see an icon shaped like a speaker — Select it and move the slider up and down to select the volume.
Your speakers may not be plugged in. In this case, please check the connections from the speaker to the computer, to ensure that they are plugged in and working.
Your system may be using sound somewhere else. Please make sure that you are not running any games, or other have any other multimedia players open while you are trying to listen to the file of your choice.
Why am I getting prompted to download something?
If you are browsing the internet with higher security settings, you may be asked to verify that you are downloading the file and choose to save it somewhere for the safety of your system. If you do not want to save the file, just select "Open" instead of "Save to."
How do I save the file to my computer for later use?
Depending on the browser you are using, you should be able to right click on the link (ctrl+click on a Macintosh) and save the file to your computer.
Did You Know?
The log cabin originated in Finland. Finnish settlers arrived in Delaware in the mid-1600s and brought with them plans for the log cabin, one of the enduring symbols of the American pioneer. One of the cabins has been preserved and is on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover.