On video formatsMost of our videos are offered for download in the following formats, listed in order of video quality.
On audio formats
Most of the audio recordings are offered for download in four formats:
1. FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) These files, featuring the highest quality, are identical with our originals. Some media players and softwares may need a plug-in to be able to play FLAC-files. Download a plug-in for WinAmp or see the list of players and plug-ins at the FLAC home page.
2. MP3 VBR (Variable Bit Rate). MP3 as a format shouldn't need an introduction — you can play it with virtually any and all media players. The VBR version (≈160kbps) offers the best sound quality among the compressed versions.
3. MP3 64kbps The 64kbps version is highly compressed, approximately one third of the VBR-version. The reduction in size comes with a substantial trade-off in quality, making it only suitable for brief previews or for those with slow internet connections.
4. Ogg Vorbis The Ogg Vorbis files are another popular format of compressed audio. The quality falls somewhere a bit below the VBR MP3, the size being approzimately 30% smaller. Supported by most modern media players.
The resources listing
This section explains the items in the resources listing of each entry.
The Archive Index. This is the Internet Archive index page for the entry. All of our file downloads are hosted on The Internet Archive (at Archive.Org).
FTP Download. This is the ideal method of downloading large files, as broken downloads can easily be resumed. Use an FTP client such as SmartFTP.
Google Video. Most of our footage is available at Google Video in a browser-based video player and for download as ≈800kbps quality MPEG4-files. Google Video.
Thumbnails. Offered by The Internet Archive, this page displays an image for each minute of the video, providing a quick preview of the footage.
Recommended video players
BSPlayer - A versatile yet comfortable and easy-to-use media player with plenty of useful features. Please note that versions after 1.37.826 contain Adware! (Windows)
MPlayer OSX - This is a binary distribution of MPlayer (The Movie Player for Linux) and comes with native user interface for MacOSX. (Mac)
VLC Media Player - A highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs and streaming protocols. (All platforms)
Zoom Player - A resource-friendly multimedia player with a slick and simple user interface as well as advanced features. (Windows)