Stony Brook Physics & Astronomy
Recorded Movies for the Colloquium
(1) Install VLC and use rtsp:// to see the
streaming video. The settings are:
e.g. doe-050217 (lower-case).
VLC Media Player -> Media -> Open Network Stream . . .
VLC on smart
phones: Choose Stream -> type rtsp://www. . . /test
(2 minutes video).
Notes: For others, there are
chair-091316, awards-050217, etc.
VLC is an open-source program
for the Window, Mac and Linux systems. It is available from,
(2) Clickable movies links if they appear on the
Colloquium page (Use Firefox - ESR) :
Notes: Firefox Add-on
plugin for VLC is available. It is an
open-source module, use it at your own risks.
(a) Prior to the end of Spring
2012, the web-links [recorded movies] require QuickTime
player on your machines.
(b) If they appear after Fall
2012, you would need the following versions of Firefox to
watch the movies,
Firefox ESR, (ii) Firefox (developer
version), or (iii) Nightly
(the future generation of Firefox)-not recommended.
(A) Introduction: Due to
the heighten awareness in the security issues, many plugins
are blocked, unless they are
signed and certified by Firefox. These usually involve
certification fees and yearly maintenance fees.
If you are using Firefox-ESR,
the web plugin is already there. See (d) below to
Notes: This special version Firefox-ESR
(Extended Support Release) is supposed to last only for a
procedures below, if you are using the above specified
versions of Firefox,
open a Firefox webpage, type at the web address:
about:config (you would get a warning).
search for "xpinstall", double clicks at the line
"xpinstall.signatures.required", it will toggle from true to
click at the Menu (top right corner), select "Add-ons"
click at a "cog-wheel" image, select "Add-on from file ..",
and use the VLC web plugin.
restart Firefox, (reset to "true" in the step c if
(C) Install VLC, get the file
from the web address shown above.
(D) A test movies file running on a
Firefox - ESR version,