Appendix 11: Technical Help
The Nine Planets is best viewed on-line via a graphical WWW browser
which displays the pictures in color and supports hypertext link traversal.
With the obvious limitations, it can also be read with a text-only browser
or even printed.
Many of the images will look a lot better if displayed on a system capable
of 16 bits or more per pixel.
To view the movies and hear the sounds, you'll need additional helper programs.
These are readily available on the Net.
I recommend that you use
as your browser. Netscape can display gif and jpeg images directly without need
of any additional helper apps.
You do need additional helper apps for movies and sounds, however.
All of these (except Netscape) are also available from the
- JPEGView: view JPEG files
(not needed if you're using Netscape)
- Sparkle: view MPEG movies
(also plays Quicktime movies)
- Sound Machine: hear sounds
I cannot offer specific advice for other platforms.
But the references below will probably tell you what you need to know.
... Tech Help
Bill Arnett; last updated:
1996 October 20