Open Educational Resources

What do I need to play audio or video content?

Some of the resources on this site incorporate Microsoft format audio and/or video content. Depending on your computer platform, this may require installation of a media player. On Microsoft Windows this is usually the Windows Media Player, which is normally pre-installed. If not installed, you can download the player from the Windows Media Player download page.

On Apple OSX this is usually QuickTime, which may need additional Windows Media components, available from the Windows Media Components for QuickTime page.

Some of the resources on this site utilise Apple QuickTime virtual reality and video, which require the QuickTime plug-in.

If you can see the QuickTime logo below, the plug-in is already installed.


If the logo is not displayed, go to the QuickTime download page.